1956 Chevrolet Cameo
1956 Chevrolet Cameo

1956 Chevrolet Cameo

Chevrolet’s “Task Force” continued to dominate the truck market and offered again in 1956 was the limited production Cameo pickup.  Features of the Cameo exhibited the toughness of a truck but the amenities of a passenger car.  The wrap-around panoramic windshield styling and square lines remained from the previous years design although body side moldings changed to black to match the black accented hubcaps.  Other changes for the year included a new position of the side chrome extensions and a V was proudly displayed in the bow-tie emblem if the truck was equipped with a V8 engine.  The 1956 Cameo came in 8 two-tone color combinations – the first color listed is the main body color including the roof and windshield pillar, while the second color listed appeared on the rear cab pillars and around the back window. Cardinal Red/Bombay Ivory Cardinal Red/Sand Beige Golden Yellow/Jet Black Cardinal Red/Arabian Ivory Regal Blue/Arabian Ivory Granite Gray/Arabian Ivory Ocean Green/Arabian Ivory Crystal Blue/Arabian Ivory The inside was again offered in red and beige, but also light and dark charcoal gray, light and dark blue, and light and dark green. 

1956 Chevrolet Cameo Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
1/2 Ton Commercial - Series 3100
3124 3A56 Cameo Pickup $2,144 3,373 lbs 1452

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread GVW Tires
Model 3100 114 in 185.7 in 60.5 in 61 in 5,000 lbs 6.70 x 15 four-ply

Vin Number Decoding - 1956 Chevrolet Pickup

Location: On plate attached to the rear face of left-hand door hinge pillar and on right side of cowl under hood.
First & Second Symbols - Series
D = 1500 3D = 3500
3A = 3100 3E = 3600
3B = 3200 3F = 3700
3C = 3400 3G = 3800
Third & Fourth Symbols - Model Year
56 = 1956
Fifth Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta, GA. N = Norwood, OH.
B = Baltimore, MD O = Oakland, CA.
F = Flint, MI. S = St. Louis, MO.
J = Janesville, WI. T = Tarrytown, NY.
K = Kansas City, MO. W = Willow Run, MI.
L = Los Angeles, CA.  
Last Symbols - Production Sequence
Each series was separately numbered in each series starting with 000001


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