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Pick of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup

Restomod pickup delivers cargo AND luxury


Long before modern pickup trucks were offering luxurious packages like Limited, King Ranch, Denali, and High Country, Chevrolet launched a pickup that had the same general idea.

The Pick of the Day is a 1957 Chevrolet Cameo listed for sale on by a private seller in Inman, South Carolina. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Frame-off rotisserie restoration, investment quality with only 650 miles,” the listing states. “Rare original colors, Golden Yellow / Bombay Ivory. Only 2,244 Cameos made in 1957 and 10,320 built in the entire run.”

The Cameo was built on the 3100 Task Force pickup frame, and while strong and capable, it was built around the notion that a truck could convey style and comfort amenities just like a sedan could. You could consider the Cameo the the distant ancestor of today’s lux-trucks. Some of the things the Cameo featured were straight side body panels, two-tone paint, and wheel covers. The bed sides were made of fiberglass composite, and the taillights were sourced from the 1954 Bel Air.

The listing tells us more about this special 1957 Cameo: “Show or drive this rare piece of automotive history with upgrades including a 350 engine with performance upgrades, detailed engine bay, heat/Vintage Air, 700R transmission, power steering, power disc brakes, and tilt steering.”

No doubt, the most eye-catching feature of this Cameo is its paint finish. The chrome five-spoke wheels are a nice touch too, and the brightwork includes a pair of exhaust tips at the rear. The cargo bed is lined with wooden planks and stainless-steel hardware. Moving to the interior, we find a fully refurbished cab complete with a custom steering wheel, a bowtie-embossed headliner, and a bench seat with plastic covers. The underbody appears as clean as the rest of the truck, which jives with the seller’s comment that this was indeed a comprehensive rotisserie-style build.

The seller is asking $90,000 for this Cameo, which these days is about the same as you might pay for a modern luxury truck. Would you rather drive old or new for the same kind of money?

The Cameo without a doubt will be less common at the boat ramp or the hardware store.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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