In the USA, pickups have been one of the most popular automobiles for generations and have become an integral part of road traffic. That was also the case in the late 1950s when this Chevrolet Cameo that we are introducing to you today was built. In the rural areas of the United States in particular, pickups have always been used as commercial vehicles and perform every task the owner expects of them. Some cattle breeders even use their motorized universal genius, which has become a symbol of American automotive culture, to drive cattle. With such enormous popularity, it is of course imperative that tuning also plays a major role in the pickup truck segment. The model that we are introducing to you today is looking for a new owner, and will be joining in these days Mecum auctioned in Houston, Texas. Unfortunately, we do not have the starting price for the vehicle on offer.
Show pickup with a cool design
The lowered 1958 Chevrolet Cameo with an orange body and flame optics on the rear flanks is hard to miss. In order to optimally accommodate the 18-inch aluminum rims in five-spoke design, the fenders were also widened, because the lowering of the Chevy pickup mutates into an asphalt milling machine. It is also noticeable that the entire side, including the door handles, was cleaned in order to achieve an absolutely clean look without disturbing details. Thus, the only two-door flatbed truck is an absolute eye-catcher and is hardly overlooked on the road. We are of the opinion that the cameo would cut a fine figure at every US car meeting in Europe.
The color of the interior matches the exterior perfectly.
The cockpit is kept completely in orange and has not been garnished with modern high-tech features, but remained completely in its original state except for the paintwork. The dashboard in chrome look, the selector lever for the automatic system that sits on the steering wheel, and the continuous bench seat, which offers space for three people contemporary and thus ensure a perfect oldie feeling. Door panels and seat covers are also wrapped in orange leather in order to match the interior to the look of the exterior and to create a perfect symbiosis in which all components are harmoniously coordinated with one another. Even the floor mats follow the credo and are color-coordinated with the seats, cockpit and foiling. The orange sea is a breathtaking work of art in itself.
A 5,7-liter V8 works under the hood.
The Chevrolet is powered by a 5,7-liter V8 naturally aspirated petrol engine, whose power and torque are unfortunately unknown to us. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission. The cameo should certainly not lack power, but in this unique condition it would be far too valuable to be misused as a workhorse. This specimen deserves to be cruised as a show car on a boulevard or to be presented at oldie meetings.
The car could fetch a mid five-figure sum at auction.
Experts estimate that the 1958 cameo could fetch a mid-five-figure sum at the upcoming auction in Houston, Texas because it is in perfect condition. If you can't get enough of the breathtaking pickup, we warmly recommend our accompanying picture gallery at the end of the post. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photo / s: Mecum
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1958 Chevrolet Cameo with flame optics!
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