Rarity, beauty, and tons of chrome – we usually looking for these features in a classic car, but the 1957 Chevrolet Cameo gives you all of that and a truck bed! So when it has been restored to include everything from a big block V8 to an A/C interior, you know this is the most amazing classic truck that you can get your hands on today.
These Cameo Carriers were considered the suburban-style pickups in their time. After all, you could make your deliveries during the day like any other truck, but then the highly stylized design meant you could still be proud to keep it in your driveway at night. In fact, these really showcased some of the best features that came from Chevy's cars. After all, the flatside bed and revised tailgate was created by utilizing the fiberglass knowledge from the Corvette line. Plus, the dual rocket-like hood ornaments, full sweeping trim with integrated two-tone color, and the tailfin design make this one as attractive the '57 Bel Air. The reason why you can pick up on these details so nicely is that there has been a heavy investment into this truck's restoration. It means the big chrome front end shines like a mirror, the turquoise and white paint has an amazing luster, and the new oak wood bed draws crowds all on its own. And on a truck that so nicely represents the best in '50s style, you know only factory-correct turbine wheel covers with whitewalls will do. All this investment is well warranted, because Chevrolet only made 2,244 Cameo Carriers in 1957 (they made nearly three times more Corvettes that year!)
More of Chevy's best is seen in the interior, too. It starts with turquoise and white two-tone from the outside that's continued inside for a full uniform appearance. The cloth and vinyl bench has more in common with the Bel Air than the 3100 truck, and the wraparound rear window provides both function and style. And this only gets better when you start to notice the subtitle upgrades. For example, these Cameos were given the steering wheel out of the Bel Air. During restoration, this one was upgraded with one that still matches in color and style, but it also gives you a better grip. Plus, you might have noticed the expertly added air vents. These provide you with modern R134a air conditioning so you can stay cool while looking cool in this special pickup.
When you open the hood, the first impression is of a very honest and nicely restored engine bay. But then you realize that the large orange block is really an upgraded 409 cubic-inch V8. The reason why the Beach Boys sung a tribute to this displacement is because it was one of the meanest motors of the early '60s. And the four-barrel carburetor and double hump heads lets you know this is a serious power machine. There's a great growl from the dual exhaust, but you really should check out its path in the undercarriage photos. There you'll see the true caliber of the body-off restoration that took place less than 250 miles ago. And if you're looking at those pictures, we bet you've spotted all the upgrades of the Fat Man performance chassis, too. This vintage truck now has great driving features such as an independent front suspension with tubular A-arms, and a four-link rear with stabilizer bar and adjustable coilovers. Add in power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and a 700R4 four-speed transmission automatic w/overdrive, and you have an all-around impressive machine.
Amazingly restored exterior, comfy A/C interior, and a drivetrain upgraded for true driving fun – this rare Cameo has it all. And it can all be yours if you're first to grab it. Call today!!!