Suburbans and panel trucks were available only with the short wheelbase, while a stake truck was offered with the long wheelbase only. Out back the spring eyes were reversed to lower the truck and a 10-bolt Chevrolet rear was bolted to the parallel leaf springs. In 2007, the Silverado received the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award along with the North American Truck of the Year award. Cosmo Mine came with factory option electric two speed wipers and chrome dash knobs in addition to the stainless trim around the door glass and across the back of the cab. The Cameo also sported a fiberglass panel that covered the tailgate. Well, except for this example — it was sold in May 2017.
Next: One of the most iconic trucks ever is a favorite among collectors. Front bumper was standard, and rear bumper was an option. It is painted in Corvette-sourced yellow paint with brown leather seats and carpet. The unique styling came from flat fiberglass panels; this sleek look is still a pattern for today's pickups. Please note that owner interviews at that time in history were held with business owners not with individuals who owned pickup trucks for transportation only. The 3100 and 3800 series also included fully enclosed panel and open-sided canopy express variants. All 1955 Cameos were Bombay Ivory white with a Commercial Red stripe.
Jutting forward from the thoughtfully-shaped fender and door surfaces, the car-inspired sculptured headlamp visors helped to create a racy profile, which translated into high sales. Big back window with all the chrome and stainless, 6-cyl, chrome knobs, chrome hub caps, Cameo type trim rings. Chevrolet's groundbreaking, all-new 'Task Force' line of trucks was introduced in 1955. Both were 57, big back windows, fleetside beds. Standard equipment included a heater and a defroster, a luxury in those days.
Topping the design was the employment of the industry-wide adoption of quad headlights, along with a massive front grille. A Brake Tech master cylinder and an 8-inch booster from Vette City complete the brake package. Another new term was introduced: Fleetside. I have no reason to believe either was not purchased as they were. I got when my Dad passed away in 1977.
The first truck produced for individual buyers was built in Flint, Michigan, in November of 1918, and left the factory in December. As a student at Cisco Jr College, a local printer in town bought one from the local dealer. Be aware that the majority of project 6 volt trucks will have had a 12 volt battery put in them with no regard to the electrical system but again, most project trucks will need rewiring and converting to 12 volt anyway. Gas tank mounted under the bed and fills through the hole in passenger side of the bed. Emergency brake moved to far left side of steering column and was changed to a foot-operated mechanism.
Last year for chrome inside window handle knobs and chrome wiper knob. Evolution of Chevy Trucks: 1960-1998 From 1960 onward to 1998, things start to get even more interesting for Chevrolet trucks. The idea was to create a truck that looked good, but also to make sure the public knew it was still a rugged work truck. The tailgate featured retractable cables and the inside mounted latches. Not exactly a car but not really a truck either, the El Camino falls somewhere in between the two classifications.
. The original six didn't have an oil filter on it because Mr. So not only did the Stovebolt engine have the appearance of a woodstove, but it also represented the same quality of durability. Stier, came into being on November 21, 1949. While the first generation offered both the regular and extended cab, two wheelbase options, and a four or six-cylinder engine, the second generation saw more choices. Then there was the Silverado trim.
Chevrolet had produced an earlier car with a V8 in 1918 , which used a 36-horsepower overhead valve 288-cubic-inch V8, but it remained in production for only a year. Under the hood, the celebratory model will feature a 3. But come with me as I explore more of this Amazing Junkyard and all the Cars and Trucks it has to offer. The total number of Cameo trucks produced was approximately 10,000 units, with 5,200 units produced for 1955. There is a 4-speed top-loader transmission, period correct wheels, chrome wheel covers, and modern radial tires with raised white lettering. Some of the trim was brighter as well. As it turns out the wait was worthwhile as they finally located a good, solid first series 1955 Chevrolet truck.