Rare drop dead gorgeous 1955 Chevrolet Cameo 3100 big back window pickup painted in deep dark burgundy metallic. Similar to Candy Brandywine. This show truck is powered by a smooth running small block V8 engine and 3 speed manual transmission. Shifting through the gears of this beautiful truck reminds you of days gone by. The beautiful burgundy metallic paint shimmers in the sun. Very nice newer chrome bumpers, chrome grill and emblems to accent the paint. Inside the rare Cameo bed is new finished wood with chrome strips and hardware for a show truck appearance. Sorry, this truck is probably too nice to haul sharp objects. The interiors gorgeous and features new black seat upholstery, new carpet, restored steering wheel, new chrome bezels and under dash mounted CD player for the tunes. This American Dream Machine is rolling on painted to match steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and trim rings then wrapped in wide whitewall tires for timeless good looks.
- Dark Burgundy metallic paint that has a deep shine, Similar to Candy Brandywine
- Very nice chrome bumpers, grill and emblems
- Big back window
- Rare Cameo bed
- Painted to match visor
- New refinished wood in the bed with chrome strips and hardware
- Wide whitewall tires with chrome hubcaps and trim rings
- New black seat upholstery
- Restored steering wheel
- Painted dash with nice chrome bezels
- New carpet kit
- Under dash mounted CD player
- Smooth running small block 307 c.i. V8 engine 1969 date code
- 3 speed manual transmission
- Painted to match engine bay that is show quality
- Stock exhaust manifolds with dual mufflers and tail pipes
"Ford Australia was the first company to produce a coupe utility as a result of a 1932 letter from the wife of a farmer in Victoria, Australia asking for "a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday and which can carry our pigs to market on Mondays". Ford designer Lew Bandt developed a suitable solution, and the first coup utility model was released in 1934. Bandt went on to manage Ford's Advanced Design Department, being responsible for the body engineering of the XP, XT, XW, and XA series Ford Falcon utilities.
The mid-1955 introduction of Chevrolet's Cameo Carrier pickup truck helped pave the way for the El Camino. Although it was a model variant of Chevrolet's Task Force light-duty pickup, the Cameo offered an array of car-like features that included passenger-car styling, fiberglass rear fenders, two-tone paint, a relatively luxurious interior, as well as an optional V8 engine, automatic transmission, and power assists.
Other pickup truck producers, including Dodge, Ford, Studebaker, and International, began to offer flush-side cargo boxes on some of their 1957 models, such as the Dodge C Series, and the Studebaker E-series Deluxe. However, Ford also introduced the 1957 Ranchero, and established a new market segment in the U.S. market of an automobile platform based coup utility. In 1959, Chevrolet responded with the El Camino to compete with Ford's full-sized Ranchero."
American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.