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1955 GM p/u models???

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    My father was asking me if I could find out info on the truck models they had out around 1955. He said they offered a "specialty" truck that was customized from the factory.. He said it is not a regular p/u and it is not an El Camino.. He thinks it was called a Cameo...

    Anyone know for sure on this????

    Mike

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  2. HuskerBlazer

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    55-58 Cameo...Basically a short cab pickup with fiberglass fender panels to make it look like a fleetside (before this all light trucks from Chevrolet had the stepside). Also trucks were made to be more of a "city-fied" truck....lotsa chrome, nice interiors, big rear window, more options added on, etc. I believe they were all 1/2 Ton trucks. '58 was the last year you could get them, although not many produced. Downfall was the introduciton of fleetside pickup bed...steel bedsides, more bed room, cheaper to make. A Cameo truck tended to about double the price of a regular truck. These trucks are big $$$ nowadays, but some company is making reproduction bedsides, so if you wanted to take a regular truck you could make a "pseudo-Cameo". Any more ???


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  3. ImpalaSS

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    well the last reply pretty much covered all..... if you have any more questions i know a bit about these trucks.... heres a pic of my uncles 56 cameo its for sale btw http://communities.msn.com/68K10
     

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