Stunning Ivory And Red 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup


Publish date: 2016-11-01 10:45:44
1956 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup

The 1956 Chevrolet Cameo was never meant to be sold in high volumes due to its price. But even though they are very rare, they still made a significant impact on the car industry. They brought the passenger-car style into the pickup truck scene which was the first time it was taken seriously. Today, the Cameo has become a wanted list for almost every classic truck collectors all around the world.

56 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup

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Around the mid-50s, Chevrolet made a move to develop a light pickup with a “Modern Design for Modern Hauling.” The “Panoramic” wraparound windshield was installed into the forward-slanting windshield pillars together with a new roof structure, restyled wheel openings, and hooded headlamps to create a brand new style. This brought a new perspective to the trucks, they were no longer just simple cargo haulers. Although the Cameo had a standard pickup box, the fiberglass rear fenders were made at the Corvette plant and had the same dimensions as the front fenders to create a smooth and straight look. Chuck Jordan was credited with designing the Cameo which gave birth to a long line of Chevrolet trucks.

1956 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup exterior

List most of the Chevrolet cars at that time, the Cameo features an eggcrate grille and a wraparound front bumper. The Cameo also had more glass than the earlier 3100 Series. The interior design was closer to a car, especially the dashboard. It had a fan-shaped speedometer and gauges. The top of the dash was covered in textured black to reduce the blinding reflections. The standard Cameos featured a comfortable two-tone upholstery. It was built on a new chassis that featured longer leaf springs with a long 114’’ wheelbase.

1956 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup interior

This featured 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup is found in Houston and features a beautiful Bombay Ivory exterior with a bright Red interior. The 2-tone theme looks stunning. The paint and bodywork look excellent, the panel gaps close, the panels are straight and trims all intact. Even the glass and rubber trims look good as new. All the chromes have been polished to perfection. Under the hood, a later version of the 350 V8 engine is mounted and matched to an automatic transmission. The suspension has been updated but is still within original factory specs.

1956 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup engine

The truck bed looks solid with its original wood finished in a bright red and white fiberglass fenders. The smooth tailgate and awesome rear end were probably not designed just to be a cargo hauler. With its elegant design, this Cameo is certainly a “gentleman’s pickup”. A true classic collector’s car that would be enjoyed by many collectors.

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