No one figured that a convertible would win the race and they didn't but wonder who was driving the top finishing convertible. Chevy offered the Cameo truck from 1955 through 1958. Featuring car-like tail fins and an available Hemi engine, the Sweptside was never popular, but its unique styling and car-like amenities has made it a favorite among collectors. The 235-cid six remained standard. Fourteen-inch wheels replaced the fifteen-inch wheels from previous years to give the car a lower stance, and a wide was used to give the car a wider look from the front. Next: Collectors love these nearly forgotten trucks.
After getting it home my girlfriend, Bobbie, and I started the disassembly of the interior. At the time the Turboglide casing was the largest cast aluminum component ever put into mass production, but it never recovered from the reputation in 1957 and the option was discontinued in 1961. They met eye to eye, inches away, and both took off running in opposite directions. Please let us know if you do. Most notable among appearance updates were quad headlights, introduced in 1958. A V8 engine was available, as was the automatic transmission and park assists. For all Hagerty Insurance clients: The values shown do not imply coverage in this amount.
Roy was so pleased with how the red ride turned out that he named her after his radiant wife Rosie. Despite its popularity, rival outsold Chevrolet for the 1957 model year for the first time since 1935. Torque tubes were out, meaning owners who were seeking a taller or deeper rear axle or any powertrain imaginable could easily undertake an engine swap. There are still bargains to be had, though. The fiberglass bed sides followed the body lines of the cab and really gave the truck a car-like appearance that has stuck ever since.
The relatively simple mechanical attributes of the car made it easy to maintain, customize, and upgrade with components such as and air conditioning. About a month later I saw it at a gas station five miles up the road. The main cause of the sales shift to Ford was that the '57 Chevrolet had tubeless tires, the first car to have them. The engine was smoother running than the V-8. In February of 1958, the Cameo Carrier was replaced by the all-new Fleetside bodies.
These changes included a new dashboard, sealed cowl, and the relocation of air ducts to the headlight pods, which resulted in the distinctive chrome headlight that helped make the '57 Chevrolet a classic. Carburetion came from a single one-barrel. But for just two model years, it offered an attractive car-based pickup that has had a cult following almost since it rolled out of the factory. The instrument cluster needed to be rebuilt, so Norm commissioned Precision Speedometer in Anaheim to tackle the delicate job. The 30 series was also known as the 'Apache' line.
The fuel-injected engine represented the first time that an internal combustion gasoline engine in a passenger car reached an advertised one horsepower for each cubic inch benchmark, although the beat that by a year in their 355-horsepower, 354 c. This prompted most buyers to opt for conventional carburetion. Collectors are specifically fond of clean, early trucks. Gearboxes included a three-speed, heavy-duty three-speed, three-speed with overdrive, four-speed, or Hydra-matic. Some parts for the truck are on board as well. However, unlike Ford, Chevrolet did not promote these safety features heavily.
Vehicle brakes are vital to your safety when driving. A long-time favorite with off-roaders, original, unmodified trucks are increasingly hard to come by. The Cameo Carrier was an important vehicle for Chevrolet and the motor-vehicle industry. Following in the Cameo's tire tracks in 1958 was Chevy's new Fleetside pickup, another fashion-conscious model featuring cab-wide bedsides in steel. Culpa deserunt eu in voluptate cupidatat enim occaecat in est officia aliquip do irure excepteur. During the Cameo Carrier's introductory year, sales were not great, partly due to its relatively high price. Archived from on May 29, 2014.
This engine produced 270 hp. Then it dawned on me that the grill was chromed. In the event of a claim, the guaranteed value s on your policy declarations page is the amount your vehicle s is covered for, even if the value displayed here is different. Jordan submitted his designs to his bosses, and found enough interest for Chevrolet to actually build what ended up as the Cameo pick up in 1955. Chevrolet's Task Force trucks debuted in March 1955 looking very much like the company's newly redesigned passenger cars. They had full-width rear bodywork, chrome grilles, bumpers and trim. Norm went to see the old Cameo but when he laid eyes on it, it was more work than he wanted to tackle.
The '57 radio used tubes that required only 12 volts of plate voltage and a transistor for the output stage. Officia nostrud nulla veniam eiusmod irure Lorem est occaecat. I hope you do get to buy this beautiful truck. This was the first time in history that a General Motors vehicle achieved 1-hp-per-cu-in in a production vehicle. Another dashboard-mounted item was the traffic-light viewer, a ribbed plastic visor that was installed just above the speedometer. Id duis nulla eu incididunt ut id exercitation non eiusmod non enim Lorem nulla ad. Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them? The base engine was an inline 6-cylinder called the Blue Flame Six.