• This bit feels wrong. The down taper is just too much IMO. It's the only thing I fault in this otherwise exemplary model. - gambort

Chevrolet Cameo - 1955

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The 1955 Chevrolet Cameo was the first pickup truck to merge luxury passenger car and pickup design. Featuring full styled sides along the load box, it was a forerunner to the 'styled side' series from GM and its competitors. The load box featured the standard box insert from the other Chev commercial series, and added the styled side in fibreglass, a low tooling cost solution, from from the supplier of the Corvette bodies (Molded Fiberglass Products Company).

The Cameo also featured six and Vee-eight cylinder engines of up to 265 cid but with lower power than the Passenger cars. The Cameo, as the premium offereing from Chevrolet Truck division, was well dressed in large chrome bumpers, grille and other trimings. The stylist was none other than Chuck Jordan who later became Vice President of Design.

The single colour scheme for 1955 was white body, with red detailing in the bed and interior. For 1956 the colour options were expanded, which nonetheless still resulted in significantly fewer sales.

As the name suggests, the Cameo only made a brief appearance on Chevrolet's sales list, ceasing at the end of 1958. They now comand a high premium among light truck collectors from this period.

This model has been created in Lego miniland scale for Flickr LUGNuts 38th build challenge "By Random Appointment" - where the build model is selected by the group administrators and assigned to builders in the manner of a commission.

Lino M, LegOscar, Firas Abu-Jaber, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Rolic 52 months ago | reply

    Niiiceee.... This simply might be your best... at least from what I've seen!

  2. gambort 52 months ago | reply

    I second what Rolic said.

  3. Lino M 52 months ago | reply

    You pulled it off beautifully. Nice details all around, one of my fave trucks of all time. How does it feel to be a Ford engineer and to have to build such a signature Chevy? ;)

  4. Firas Abu-Jaber 52 months ago | reply

    You made my day mate! I wanted to build a white model with red interior for my next moc, but I discovered that I don't have enough pieces, so this one makes me happy :)
    Well done man.

  5. Peteris Sprogis 52 months ago | reply

    this is a great thing to see first when waking up in the morning and turning the Flickr&LugNuts on ! beauty shining out from every angle of this lego build !!

  6. Gilcélio 52 months ago | reply

    Lego911, this is wonderful ......

  7. Charger Hornet 52 months ago | reply

    I really like how you did offset that space between bed and cabin. This is very nice model and does the justice for this car :)

  8. _kilroy_ 52 months ago | reply

    oh man, this song came on the radio as soon as i saw this. nice truck

  9. LUCAS TATAGIBA 52 months ago | reply

    B e A u T i F u L

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