In the mid-fifties, the Chevrolet® Cameo™ pickup ushered in a new era in the steadily growing pickup truck market. Combining tried-and-true Chevy truck utility with fifties passenger car styling, this truck was perfect for introducing the classic pickup to an ever-increasing American Suburbia.
Now, the historic 1956 Chevrolet® Cameo™ pickup truck is re-created in a fully authorized, precision-engineered 1:24 scale replica, crafted in authentic detail by Franklin Mint Precision Models. This premiere edition model is painted in a stunning Omaha Orange with Ivory trim. From the panoramic windshield to the concealed spare tire...from the wooden cargo bed to the powerful V-8 engine...this precision die-cast replica is crafted in meticulous and authentic detail. With just 1,500 pieces available worldwide, these models are sure to sell quickly. So act now to ensure one will have a place in your home!
Task Force Trucks. That’s how the second series of trucks from Chevrolet were introduced when they were introduced on March 25, 1955. Among the new offerings in the series was the sporty Cameo™ Pickup— a vehicle with truck toughness and passenger car amenities and one which would be integral in introducing the classic pickup truck to an ever-increasing American suburbia.
In general, the new series of 1955 trucks offered a sturdy-looking design: square lines and rounded corners. All cab models had a wrap-around panoramic windshield and each model was enhanced with new 12-volt electrical systems, tubeless tires and V-8 engines. It was the Cameo™ Pickup, however, that took the sturdy 1955 truck design and incorporated the styling of automobiles to create a styling trend that continues today.
Chevrolet engineers had dubbed the new vehicle “the suburbanite pickup,” yet to the public it was popularly called the Cameo™. It was a half-ton, high-stylized pickup in the Chevrolet 3100 series and was given fiberglass “skins” over the cargo box to give the rear sections a contemporary look. The Cameo™ initially came only in Bombay Ivory with Commercial Red trim, featured lots of chrome and had red interior trim. But in 1956, the Cameo™ model was offered in eight two-tone combinations. It still had hooded headlights, forward-slanting pillars on the wrap-around windshield, vertical taillights and a cleverly concealed spare tire that was accessed by pulling down the license-plate panel. Other changes in the 1956 model year were the position of side chrome extensions, and V-8-equipped trucks had a chromed V incorporated into the bow-tie emblem.
Perhaps more important than its popularity was the crucial role that Cameo™ played in the development of pickup truck design. For its smooth-sided box and integrated fenders created a look that influenced engineers and designers for years to come—a look that today is a favorite among knowledgeable collectors and automobile enthusiasts everywhere.
Now, the historic 1956 Chevrolet® Cameo™ Pickup Truck is re-created in an authorized, precision- engineered 1:24 scale replica, crafted in authentic detail by Franklin Mint Precision Models. From the panoramic windshield to the concealed spare tire…from the wooden cargo bed to the powerful V-8 engine...your precision die-cast model is crafted in meticulous and authentic detail. Steeped in the history of American automotive design, the 1956 Chevrolet® Cameo™ Pickup Truck Limited Edition is certain to be a showpiece you will treasure for years to come.
•Engine: V-8, OHV Optional
•Displacement: (V-8) 265 Cubic Inches
•Horsepower @ RPM: 145 @ 4000
•Bore & Stroke: 3.75 x 3.00
•Compression Ratio: 7.5:1
•Induction System: Two-Barrel Carburetor
•Wheelbase: 114 Inches
•Tread: 60.5/61.0 inches Front/Rear
•Tires: 6.70 x 15 Four-Ply Tubeless Tires
•Steering Wheel: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Doors: The doors are hinged at the front and open to a 45-degree angle.