1955 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup 427 CI V-8 engine


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1969 Corvette 427 CI V-8 engine
Turbo 350 transmission
Power steering
Power disc brakes
Custom Black walnut wood bed
Tilt steering column
Custom 20 and 22 inch wheels
The distinctive, sweptback Cameo rear fenders remain, topped with chrome trim at the head and around the taillights, custom 22-inch wheels filling the slightly truncated wheel wells nicely. Up front, matching custom 20-inch wheels work in concert with the rears in sustaining the assertive look. The bed is finished with polished hardware and a unique, black walnut floor. Inside, passengers will love the custom tan interior, where an expanse of carpeting plays off soft vinyl surfaces for a modern image this truck carries well. The seat is upholstered in material reminiscent of the original pattern design, a look that’s matched by the door panels. The dashboard has been smoothed over, eliminating the factory glovebox, ventilation controls and radio space, for a clean look, a modern instrument cluster taking the spot of the original. A custom steering wheel with polished spokes and a black leather rim looks right at home perched atop the tilt steering column. A Fat Man front suspension, Turbo 350 automatic transmission, power steering and power disc brakes help bring this Cameo into the 21rst century. Marketed as a sort of gentleman’s pickup, the high-style Cameo featured upscale interior appointments, whitewall tires and rear fenders and tailgate of fiberglass, actually crafted by the same company who made the bodies for the Corvette. It’s likely true that the Cameo was America’s first foray into the world of a truck catering to creature comforts, something modern trucks deliver in droves and without effort. Back in 1955, it was a unique idea, one that set the stage for others to follow.
1955 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup 427 CI V-8 engine
$ 16,100.00
1969 Corvette 427 CI V-8 engine
Turbo 350 transmission
Power steering
Power disc brakes
Custom Black walnut wood bed
Tilt steering column
Custom 20 and 22 inch wheels
The distinctive, sweptback Cameo rear fenders remain, topped with chrome trim at the head and around the taillights, custom 22-inch wheels filling the slightly truncated wheel wells nicely. Up front, matching custom 20-inch wheels work in concert with the rears in sustaining the assertive look. The bed is finished with polished hardware and a unique, black walnut floor. Inside, passengers will love the custom tan interior, where an expanse of carpeting plays off soft vinyl surfaces for a modern image this truck carries well. The seat is upholstered in material reminiscent of the original pattern design, a look that’s matched by the door panels. The dashboard has been smoothed over, eliminating the factory glovebox, ventilation controls and radio space, for a clean look, a modern instrument cluster taking the spot of the original. A custom steering wheel with polished spokes and a black leather rim looks right at home perched atop the tilt steering column. A Fat Man front suspension, Turbo 350 automatic transmission, power steering and power disc brakes help bring this Cameo into the 21rst century. Marketed as a sort of gentleman’s pickup, the high-style Cameo featured upscale interior appointments, whitewall tires and rear fenders and tailgate of fiberglass, actually crafted by the same company who made the bodies for the Corvette. It’s likely true that the Cameo was America’s first foray into the world of a truck catering to creature comforts, something modern trucks deliver in droves and without effort. Back in 1955, it was a unique idea, one that set the stage for others to follow.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Cameo
Type: Pickup
Year: 1955
Doors: 2
Mileage: 35
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Tan
Exterior Color: Black
Vehicle Identification Number: H255A005659
United States, California, San Francisco
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