1955 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo
It's not just a venerable and sturdy vintage truck that dutifully served as a workhorse during the post-War industrial boom of the mid-'50s. This 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo represented a new direction for generations of pickups to follow, offering a more comprehensive and car-like experience in its interior that would help redefine the pickup genre, as Chevy began to realize that the American car buying public was looking for more than an austere driving environment to go along with solid dependability. This 3100 has seen more than six decades of life and remains looking undeniably sturdy and road-ready. It's India Ivory shade is the same color it left the factory with all those years ago and it ably accentuates the truck's strong contours, offering a nice shine in the process. The 3100s of this era have a self-assured, forward-inclined, face-like appearance when viewed from the front, formed by their wide set headlights and prominent grille that give this truck the appearance it's leaning into the task at hand, forehead first, and the well-aligned features on this one make that self-assured determination all the more convincing. Red accenting on the pillars to the rear of the windows provides a custom touch. The rugged front and back bumpers sit properly positioned and level, and you'll find all the external ornamentation, including its headlight casings, chrome trim and badging, intact and securely fastened, though we do think some attention would bring the chrome work to the next level. Take a look in back and you'll see the painted red Chevy bowtie adorning the tailgate - combined with the twin chrome bumper guards sitting below, it provides another nice detail to this very appealing vintage truck. The two-toned, ivory and red interior also remains in its original configuration and has been refurbished to an impressive condition. The bench seat is a nice mix of vinyl and cloth that's well padded and comfortable Ã¢â‚¬" flanked by door panels on each side that mimic its textured pattern. Just below, the matching red rubber floor mat appears to have performed its protective function well and shows no major scuffs or tears. In front of the original steering wheel, the dash area has been restored to a clean expanse of two-toned steel, featuring a fan-shaped instrument cluster with a very clear lens, a group of control knobs all properly situated, and the original AM radio. In the only readily noticeable nod to modern convenience, a Vintage Air climate control system sits under the dash to keep you and your passengers comfortable while on the road. The bed area in back carries a matching red color and features straight walls with no protruding wheel wells on its sides - affording substantially more room should you ever wish to have this sturdy truck bear any cargo. Under its dominant hood, you'll find a 235 cubic inch inline 6 that's topped with a 2-barrel carb, just as this truck started out with back in the mid-'50s, with an also factory-correct 3-speed manual transmission sitting just behind. It's a drivetrain that's weathered time well, also benefiting from an updated carb and air cleaner so that it's starting right up, idling strong and shifting securely. This classic Chevy workhorse sits on a set of 15" stock rims, outfitted with vintage white wall tires. If you're in the market for a great looking vintage truck that's been kept in stock condition and is running strong, you need to see this 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo pickup. Call today!