February 2009 Feature Truck
My 1957 Cameo Pickups
One day in 1963 my brother-in-law came by my home to show me his newly bought 1957 Cameo pickup. It was turquoise with white trim and I knew then that I wanted one. I asked him if he ever saw another one for sale to let me know. About a week later he called to tell me of one near my home. I went to check it out and bought it for $950 and drove it home. It was white with red trim, 6 cylinders with overdrive.
It ran like a top and I drove it to work for several years. Over time, I parked it in my big garage and drove other cars for the next 25 years. In the past few years I was diagnosed with Parkinsonís and could no longer drive it because of the clutch. I took it to a swap meet at Traderís Village in 2008 and it sold to a young couple from Alvarado. That was a Saturday and by Tuesday I was online looking at Ebay Motors and saw a 1957 Cameo, V8 with automatic in bright red. It was just the truck that I had always wanted all these years. I had to have it. I called to my wife, Margie to come see what I had found on the internet. I showed her the truck and told her that I was going to buy it. She said ďare you crazy? You just sold one like it 4 days ago!Ē The seller was a collector in Santa Barbara, California and in less than 2 weeks it was delivered. Any old car lover can understand the feeling of wanting a certain car or truck that is beyond explanations, and this is what I felt for this truck. I have had a few months of enjoying it, but recently was told by my doctors that I could no longer drive. It sits in my garage waiting for a new owner. By the way, Margie did come around to enjoying the truck too.
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