1957 CHEVROLET CAMEO SERIES 3124 PICKUP TRUCK
Designer: Chuck Jordan
Estimate: $45,000 - $55,000
Chassis Number: V3A57107371
Decoded: V=V8 engine; 3A=3100 Series1/2ton pickup; 57=1957; N=Norwood, Ohio Assembly plant; 107371=7,371st 1957 Chevrolet truck schedules for production at Norwood
Engine: 307 cid OHV “small-block” V8
2-barrel Carburetor / 250 bhp (est.)
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
● Most Fashion-Conscious Pickup From 1950's
● Design Set the Bar for the Pickups
● Stock Looks, Modern Engine
The Model: When Chevrolet’s totally redesigned new “Task Force” era of trucks hit the market, they were the smartest and best looking commercial vehicles ever offered in the USA. Also, V8 engines were available in a Chevy truck, plus more passenger car amenities were finding their way into the cab, efficient heaters and defrosters, radios and even clocks could be ordered. The star of the Chevrolet fleet was the Cameo. Another first for Chevrolet was the use of styled exterior panels for the pickup box, which would start a whole new school of design for the industry, slab sides and no more rear fenders. Cameo used fiberglass side panels attached to the box and passenger car style tail lights that gave not only good looks, but safety and visibility too. It was the sportiest pickup truck ever seen and combined with the styling of the rest of the 3100 1⁄2 tonners, the Cameo was a winner.
The Car: This 1957 Cameo has been finished in a pleasing blue and white motif, which is complimented with a matching interior. The dashboard is fitted with an original truck-only AM radio in the dash, as well as the deluxe heater/defroster and helping to shade the inside passengers is the visor over the windshield. Under the hood, a later model small-block engine has replaced the original V8 with the new motor dressed up to resemble the original powerplant. The body and paint work on this truck are top quality and the eye appeal for authenticity doesn’t disappoint featuring original truck-only hubcaps, shiny trim rings and dazzling chrome bumpers, with unique guards up front. Reported to drive like a dream the Cameo was the height of fashion in the pickup world back in the 1950’s, and today could promote your business or would work perfectly towing a vintage Corvette.