Matt Togstad


1955 Chevrolet Model
3124 Cameo  1/2 ton Pickup

Owner: Matt

I bought the Cameo in 1996 from
a guy in Everett. I was driving through town and saw it so I
followed him to a auto parts store and asked him if he would
sell the truck. He said he was going to Canada to look at a
Corvette and if he bought it he would sell the truck. It was
a driver with a 6 cylinder and a hydromatic transmission.
My Dad has restored several Mercury
cars and one day said lets do your truck so we did. It took
two years and it was alot of fun. My Dad did all of the paint
and body work. I had the frame done by Wayne Due in Marysville.
We used a clip from RB and then it has Monte Carlo front end
parts. The motor was built by Street and Performance in Arkansas
and the Transmission is a 700R. I used birdseye maple in the
bed to have something different and a custom leather interior.
We did all of the work in my Dads shop so that makes it even
more special. I have enjoyed being in the club and have met
alot of great people. I did have the truck at the GoodGuys last
year but i made the mistake of parking inside. I will be there
this year and I will be outside.  Matt

Birdseye Maple bed

1955 Chevrolet Cameo
Carrier History

The 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier
was a light-duty truck designed with the flair of a passenger car.
As Chuck Jordan remembers, “In our earliest designs, the bodysides
ran back flush into the pickup box. The cab and the box were all
tied in. There was no seam, no gap. But then Chevrolet came along
and said, no, you can’t do it that way, because there’ll be too
much body torquing, and tying the whole thing together will wrinkle
the sheetmetal.


1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier
The 1955 Cameo Carrier, Model 3124,
came painted
only in Bombay Ivory with Commercial Red


“So we redesigned it and put
in that gap between the cab and the box. There’s a kind of overlapping
flange and a chrome strip that fills in the seam. I think they told
us we had to have