- Complete 15-Month Restoration
- New 700R Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
- High Performance 350ci V8
- Rack & Pinion Steering
- Show quality paint and chrome
- New wood bed and chrome strips
- Fuel tank relocated under bed
- Immaculate interior, factory-correct Cameo
- 4-wheel disc brakes
- New Wiring Harness
- New QA1 Adjustable Rear Shocks
- Ice Cold Vintage Air A/C
- All new window seals and gaskets
- Runs, drives and handles great!
1 of 2,224 models made in 1957
- Red Exterior with Bombay Ivory accents and red-and-white interior
- Power Steering, power brakes, key-turn starting, tubeless tires and 12-volt electrical system
- 350 CID V-8 engine with dual exhausts, 700R4 automatic transmission
- Fiberglass rear fenders and tailgate exterior, Sweep-Sight Windshield – the truck industry’s first wraparound, one-piece glass, Optional Full View Rear View, also wraparound Shrouded headlights and running boards concealed behind cab doors
Chevrolet sent shock waves through the pickup truck industry after it unveiled the Cameo Carrier. Now, you can make some waves at your next cruise event or monthly car show with this 1957 Cameo. This example was built in GM’s Flint, Michigan assembly plant and still retains its correct iconic fiberglass rear fenders and tailgate.
The truck came from the factory with fiberglass rear fenders and the exterior tailgate panel. The glass panels are in excellent condition and the truck’s lights are in similar excellent order. The truck’s body panels are straight and solid and include visors over the Sweep-Sight wraparound windshield and doors. The truck has the Full View Rear Window, which is also wraparound. The cargo bed contains a wood floor in good order. The engine bay is very tidy and the battery appears new. Driver assistance features include power steering and power brakes. Under the hood is a 350 CID V-8 engine.
Opening either door reveals hidden running boards and a red-and-white bench seat that is in excellent shape. The red carpeting is in very good condition, as is the white headliner, red metal instrument panel and two-spoke black steering wheel and red door panels. The mirror glass and shift lever are in good order. The mid-1955 introduction of Chevrolet’s Cameo Carrier Pickup Truck helped pave the way for the El Camino. Although it was a model variant of Chevrolet’s Task Force light-duty pickup, the Cameo offered an array of car-like features that included passenger-car styling, fiberglass rear fenders, two-tone paint, a relatively luxurious interior, as well as optional V8 engine, automatic transmission and power assets. Overall this is a gorgeous rust free, well restored, show stopper of a pickup and is ready for any car show or cruise in.