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Fresh body off frame custom build by Legendary Customs. Rare premium Cameo that was custom from the factory. Only 1,405 made! Although it has been completely modernized with an updated driveline it still retains it's amazing vintage appeal.
What is a Cameo? Well back then trucks were strictly looked at as work horses. The Cameo was literally the first luxury truck, a trend that is stronger than ever today. A GM designer sketched up a real decked out version and the execs loved it knowing it would appeal to a "well off" buyer. Upgrades included a custom smooth side bed made from a relatively new product called fiberglass. It had a very stylish tailend, upgraded hubcaps, interior appointments and much more. 1958 was the lowest production year.

EXTERIOR: New $12,000 metal cab by Premier Street Rods. The gaudy emblems were removed from the hood and fenders for a clean look. All clean, straight rust free metal. The original bed is what really makes a Cameo special. Fiberglass panels made at the same plant that made the Corvettes give it a smooth look that is flush with the cab. Painted in a tri coat white pearl with red accents. It is beautiful with a smooth glossy finish. In back it has '54 Bel Air taillights and a unique tailgate. The front is decorated in a lot of glistening chrome, first year for quad headlights. The moldings down the bed give space for a nice red accent. The rear bumper is pulled into the body. All the glass is brand new and even the seals and fuzzy strips were replaced. It has even has the big wrap around back window as well. Adding to the appeal is a great lowered stance that sits pretty on Ridler 5 spoke chrome wheels wrapped in size 225/55R18 GoodYear performance tires.

INTERIOR: Keeping its original flavor it is refinished red and white like the original. The seat and door panels were reupholstered like original. The Cameo also includes carpet and visors; this one is carpeted behind the seat too. All the interior metal was painted glossy. Updated digital gauges. A Bluetooth retro stereo fits in the factory hole and has speakers molded into the kick panels. Vintage Air cleverly incorporated electric climate controls into the original style control panel. Vents are neatly installed under the dash. The restored original wheel is on a tilt column. A custom console was made with handy cup holders.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Look what we have here! A Blueprint crate LS 6.2L motor making 535 hp! It has aluminum heads, custom intake manifold and air intake tube. It uses a set a stainless headers. It has a stand alone wiring harness for engine and trans. The front of the motor has a polished CVF runner system. All billet brackets and pulleys with a serpentine belt. Mini polished a/c compressor, polished alternator and power steering. It runs cool with a big, polished radiator with a polished shroud and overflow bottle. An electric fan pulls the air through. The engine bay is clutter free and painted gloss white. It has a power brake system on the firewall and new hinges.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The unique tailgate has the latches hidden on the inside and uses a retractable cable system. Inside is pristine metal with high gloss red paint. The floor is refinished oak with polished stainless strips and a flush mount fuel filler.

UNDERSIDE: Upfront it has a new independent suspension system with tubular control arms, Viking coilover adjustable gas shocks, rack & pinion steering. In back is a 4 link with tubular control arms and Viking coilover adjustable gas shocks. All polished stainless dual exhaust with Magnaflow muffler and turn down tips. It has disc brakes at all 4 wheels. Custom fuel tank by Tanks with internal fuel pump. Looking up at the motor it is spotless and has a high torque starter. It has a 4L60E electric overdrive automatic trans. Heavy duty Ford 9 inch rear end. The floors are immaculate metal painted in a durable chip guard. Bottom of the oak slats are refinished. The frame was stripped, and powder coated. Everything is new under here down to the nuts and bolts.

SERVICE: We inspected and serviced the truck. We repaired turn signals, straighten the carpet, adjusted steering wheel, installed horns, repaired dash lights, fixed brake light, adjusted passenger window, adjusted door striker, and tightened the mirror.

CONCLUSION: This isn't just another custom truck, it's a Cameo! Not many people will have that bragging right, especially a 1958. Fresh build by a high-end shop and it has all the features you want including that LS motor!


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