Lot 68

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1955 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup

SOLD $64,400


$50,000 - $70,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Desirable First-Year Example
Recipient of a Comprehensive Restoration
Finished in Correct and Original Bombay Ivory and Commercial Red Livery
Equipped with V-8 Engine and 3-Speed Freewheel Overdrive Gearbox
Gorgeous Example of Chevrolet’s Innovative Postwar Pickup

Technical Specs

265 CID OHV V-8 Engine
Rochester Two-Barrel Carburetor
145 BHP at 4,000 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
Front and Rear Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that upon inspection a master cylinder leak was detected and the braking system may require attention prior to use.

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The Chevrolet Cameo was introduced in 1955 as a new model in Chevrolet’s “Task Force” series, a group of second-generation postwar trucks. Designed by Chuck Jordan, it was a light-duty pickup, both practical and stylish, blending the utility of a truck with the interior amenities and styling of a passenger car. The Cameo’s most distinctive feature was its fiberglass exterior panels that covered a widened cargo box and smoothly matched the lines of the cab. In addition to achieving a continuous appearance that would come to influence all fleetsided truck designs to follow, the Cameo had an uncommon two-piece tailgate, and a distinct hinged access panel that covered the spare tire compartment.

The Cameo being offered here is an example from the model’s first production year and is equipped with the optional and desirable 265 cid V-8 engine. This truck is also equipped with the unique Chevy three-speed freewheel overdrive gearbox, which allows the driver to shift without using the clutch at certain speeds, a handy feature for around-town driving. This example is finished in distinctive Bombay Ivory and Commercial Red paint, the only color combination offered its first year. According to a historical summary provided by the consignor, this truck was treated to a comprehensive nut-and-bolt, frame-off restoration less than 200 miles ago. This lovely Cameo, accompanied by jack, spare, and owner’s manual, displays all of the original character that makes this model so highly regarded among collectors.