BaT Auction: Modified 1955 Chevrolet Cameo
This 1955 Chevrolet Cameo pickup is powered with way of a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 paired with a 4-speed automated transmission and has been refinished in black paint on a red and black interior. Additional alterations comprise Mustang II-style front suspension, and a triangulated rear end with a Ford 8.8 limited-slip differential, 17″ American Racing brakes, custom bumpers, after market airconditioning, and more. This Cameo is provided by the selling dealer with respect to its owner of eight years and comes with current Alabama enrollment.
Your human body was refurbished in black with custom-fabricated fiberglass bumpers. Even the paint work, trim, and wood-floored bed are shown at length from the gallery below along side in-process photos of this bodywork. The selling dealer notes scratches and other flaws in the conclusion.
17″ American Racing Torq Thrust wheels are mounted using Michelin tires which ought to be replaced due to dry rot according to the selling dealer. Suspension modifications a Mustang II-style front-end having tubular control arms and a triangulated 4-link back with coil overs. The truck is equipped with power assisted rack and pinion steering and disc brakes at all four corners.
The inner features bucket seats trimmed in black leather with red houndstooth fabric inserts, a centre console, a tilt steering column, cruise control, and also a Vintage Air air conditioning unit. An after market stereo is wired to speakers from the kick panels and a molded enclosure supporting the seats. The factory-style gauge bunch comprises a mechanical odometer showing 97k miles, using total mileage not known.
The selling dealer states that the 5.7-liter LS1 V8 has been removed from a 1999 Pontiac transam and re built before installation, though supporting records aren’t included. The intake and fuel injectors are said to have now already been contributed from a 5.3-liter v 8. The engine is connected to your 4-speed 4L60E automatic transmission, and which has been reportedly reconstructed to 4L75E specs. Approximately 15k miles are believed to have already now been inserted since completion of the undertaking.
Power is routed to a Ford 8.8 rear axle using a 3.08:1 limited-slip differential. Additional underbody photos can be observed at the gallery, along with walkaround and test drive videos are shown below. The truck has been enrolled at Alabama, which does not offer titles for vehicles produced before 1983.