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  • #2
    Sharp looking pickup in red and white.

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    • #3
      That is a beauty Ryan I have one that looks close to this model. Great job.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Daniel View Post
        That is a beauty Ryan I have one that looks close to this model. Great job.
        Thanks. I never saw this one at retail so I had to order from Evilbay. Paid a dollar or so more than retail if I remember right and shipping of course. It was worth it though. Such a beautiful 50s truck. Along with the Dodge D100 Sweptline the Cameo was one of the first trucks geared towards luxury. Before those trucks and for quite a bit after trucks were seen by consumers as working vehicles. Tough, get the job done no frills trucks.

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        • #5
          I think this is the same truck just a different paint scheme.

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          Due to the recent budget cuts,
          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
          current state of the economy, the light at the end
          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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          • #6
            The NICKEY truck is a Fleetside not a Cameo.
            Last edited by jt3; 08-04-2020, 05:43 PM.

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            • #7
              Alright, Leroy.
              Due to the recent budget cuts,
              the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
              current state of the economy, the light at the end
              of the tunnel has been turned off.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
                The NICKEY truck is a Fleetside not a Cameno.
                Do you know the difference?
                Due to the recent budget cuts,
                the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                current state of the economy, the light at the end
                of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Daniel View Post

                  Do you know the difference?
                  The bed. The Cameo had a fiberglass bed, high end option, more for show than function. Fleetside was a standard steel bed meant for working. I've heard it said the Cameo bed in good condition was worth more than the rest of the truck. (A friend in High School had one, pretty truck)

                  Here's a good article from Hemmings: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/art...hevrolet-cameo

                  I thought they ran 1955-57, but Hemmings says they went into '58 but ended early due to lack of sales (they say in part because the Fleetside styling caught up) The El Camino debuted the following year in 1959. The Cameo is credited as the first post-war "car/truck," introducing options typically found on cars (like power steering and automatic trans, options we take for granted today but were quite rare on trucks previously).
                  The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                  Thank you for your understanding.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks JT. You're right. The Cameo was a luxury model and priced much higher than the average 50's pickup.

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                    • #11
                      Click image for larger version  Name:	144421.jpg Views:	0 Size:	88.1 KB ID:	152359 So is it pick-up worthy or just pretty? Or maybe even something like that Lincoln Blackwood Truck.
                      Due to the recent budget cuts,
                      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                      current state of the economy, the light at the end
                      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                      • #12
                        I like the old Blackwood. At the time they were new, my Hummer was still fresh and I also had an RX8 that I didn't want to trade yet. A few months ago, I searched Ebay for one and found several, all well used.

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