Specifications: 140bhp, 232.5 cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, four-wheel leaf spring suspension with a solid front and semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114"
Throughout the 1950s, General Motors seemed to be able to do no wrong when it came to style, design and producing dependable automobiles and trucks. In fact, Chevrolet pickups were regarded as the styling leaders in the field, starting with the Advanced Design models first introduced in 1947. When the next generation of Chevy trucks was released midyear in 1955, they were hailed as the first commercial vehicles where there appeared to be as much thought put into the looks and creature comforts as there was in creating passenger cars. Known as the “Task Force” family, they featured wrap-around windshields that gave the driver a wide panoramic view of the road and the terrain. Wide, easy to enter and exit doors, also made for a more pleasurable experience.
The 1957 model we are proud to offer is a very well optioned truck that retains most of its original components, and has been treated to a complete frame-off restoration. Painted in the authentic and correct two-tone color scheme of Bombay White top with an Indiana Turquoise body, and featuring an oak pickup bed, nothing says 1950s cruising like this pickup. The accessory visor over the windshield helps to keep the occupants cool, and to set off the whitewall tires, stylish original chrome dish wheel covers have been fitted. Front, and the difficult to locate, original rear bumpers, have both been chrome plated to a show quality finish. Inside, "tuck-and-roll" style two-tone vinyl trim is a perfect match to the exterior colors.
Options found on this truck include: deluxe interior cab with chrome knobs, heater, factory correct AM radio, traffic light viewer, cigar lighter, rear view mirror, dual windshield wipers, Chevrolet step plates, locking gas cap, luggage rails, knuckle guards, chrome side window drip rails, dual chrome side mirrors, front spears, and chrome bumper guards. Featuring the very popular step-side short-bed pickup box, this Pickup represents the high-point of styling from the “Task Force” era, and as such it is the quintessential 1950s Chevy truck.