Lot 88
Rare and Original 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier 3124
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VIN: A57A114387 Mileage: 18

Georgia car, original Bill of Sale. Never registered in Georgia. No Title.

Equipped with year-correct 265 c.i. engine delivering 155 hp, and the original four-speed Hydromatic transmission. Chrome and stainless steel is everywhere with Bel Air styling, and two-tone Ocean Green/India Ivory paint. The interior has correct two-tone vinyl and cloth seats, Brewster Green and Pebble finish dash, and an original distinctive wraparound rear window. The fiberglass bedsides and tailgate have the correct chrome trim and cables, and the oak bed interior has black hardware. Correct bright wheel covers on wide whitewall tires. 2,294 units produced in 1957, of only 10,000 total. Last year of the Tri-Five style with Bel Air styling, this design was an attempt to move truck ownership from the working class to the middle class. Chuck Jordan, then head of styling for GM, drew a new bed design, that replaced the usual "step-side" design with a "slab" style made from fiberglass. The interior was appointed with more luxurious amenities. This truck was restored over a five year period, with original, and new-old stock and completed in 1991.

For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for in-house, telephone, and absentee bidding. 20% Buyer's Premium for live internet bidding. No sales tax.

Estate of Leon W. (L.W.) Helmly, Jr., Augusta, GA

This Cameo has been restored to factory specifications. Platinum Certificate from Classic Chevy International 2002. Gold Award from Bow Tie Chevys 2002.

Paint is in excellent condition, and bed is like new; the interior is nearly perfect; heads recently rebuilt; all fluids replaced and tune-up performed; roof has a few scratches to paint; new battery.

$30,000 - 50,000