Classic 1958 Chevrolet Apache Cameo - Chevy Tartan Turquiose 3100

1958 Chevrolet Other Pickups Cameo

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other Pickups
Trim: Cameo
Year: 1958
Mileage: 19,642
VIN: 3A585102676
Color: Turquois Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: East Syracuse, New York, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Other Pickups 1958

1958 Chevrolet Apache Cameo Pickup

**Straight-6 Cylinder Engine**

**3-Speed Column Shifter**(3 on the Tree)

**Runs Great**

**1 of Only 1400 Made**


VIN: 3A58S102676 - 3A = 3100 SERIES (1/2 TON)
58 = 1958
S = ST LOUIS PRODUCTION
102676 = PRODUCTION SEQUENCE
TRIM RPO CODE 447A = CAMEO DESIGNATION
PAINT CODE 727 = TARTAN TURQUOISE

***ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE INFO, THE TURQUOISE WAS USED WITH THE JET BLACK AS THE 2ND COLOR.***

ENGINE BLOCK CASTING # 3738307 = 235 C.I. ENGINE USED IN 1958-59 TRUCKS – 1958-60 CARS
CYLINDER HEAD CASTING # 3836848 = 235 C.I. ENGINE USED IN 1956-62 VEHICLES.

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 58 CAMEO
Industry-wide adoption of quad headlights, along with a larger front grille, were highlights of the 1958 re-design for all Chevrolet trucks. Ford's Styleside pickup, introduced in 1957, had smooth outer bed-walls and sold for much less than the Cameo. Chevrolet countered with their new Fleetside, with an all-steel cargo-box larger than the Cameo's. With just 1,405 produced for the year, Cameo production stopped in early 1958.

GM Stylist Chuck Jordan (later to become Vice-President of Design) had originally envisioned a one-piece cab-
bed bodied pickup, but engineers were concerned over the sheetmetal distorting due to torsional stress on the
frame. It was decided that the clean look could still be achieved with a conventional cab/bed combination.
Fiberglass panels were added to Chevy's existing steel cargo-box, saving the expense of the tooling process
required for steel panels. This also allowed the truck to be brought into production quicker. Besides, fiberglass
was convenient; Chevrolet had recently given Molded Fiberglass Products Company a $4 million dollar contract
to manufacture Corvette bodies. The tailgate of the Cameo truck also used a fiberglass outer panel, with latches
mounted inside and supported by retractable cables. The middle of the rear bumper hinged downward,
accessing the hidden spare tire compartment. Unique chrome-plated taillights capped off the clean, uncluttered bed.