Candy Cane: 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier Pickup – Sold!
Often credited as Detroit’s first stylish Pickup Truck, 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carriers such as the example listed on Craiglist in Bloomsbury, New Jersey are hard to come by today. The private seller of this restored example currently asking $45,000 for it. Researching the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the seller has his truck priced $800 less than the #2 “Excellent” level of $45,800.
Chevrolet introduced its completely redesigned and stylish “Task Force” line of trucks in March of 1955. In addition to a complete line of regular trucks, Chevrolet introduced what some call the pre-cursor to the first El Camino: the light-duty and very stylish Cameo Carrier. Although a variant of Chevrolet’s light-duty pickup, the Cameo Carrier offered an array of car-like features that included passenger-car styling, fiberglass rear fenders, a relatively luxurious (compared to other trucks of the period) interior, as well as an optional V8 engine, automatic transmission, and power assists. While all 1955 examples were only available in Bombay Ivory with red cab accents, for 1956 Cameos could be ordered in a variety of colors.
While the seller only provides four pictures in his post, those combined with his description indicate this is a no excuses, fully restored Cameo with several mild upgrades that help make this stylish truck even more enjoyable cruising in. If your in-person inspection checks confirm the condition is as good as present in the post, you’ll have a rare truck that will receive plenty of compliments everywhere you go. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1955 Chevrolet 3100 pick up truck cameo carrier. Restored in 2010 it is an original V8 (265), three speed overdrive, with factory power steering. It is one of only 5200 made that year. Frame was blasted and powder coated along with new leaf springs, greaseable spring shackles, factory front sway bar. Dual exhaust was added 2 1/2” with corvette exhaust manifolds also added was a 1955 Chevrolet wcfb carb. and intake manifold 4 barrel.The drum brakes had a power booster added with a dual master cylinder. Has the correct red floor mat for the cameo. “
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