The 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup was the last of the costly Cameo line, making it a rare find today.
Starting in 1958, Chevrolet trucks adopted a new numbering system, with 30 for light-duty vehicles, 40-50-60 for medium-duty, and 70-80-90-100 for heavy-duty. In the 30 series, also known as the "Apache" line, Chevrolet continued to build the Cameo Carrier, which had been introduced in 1955.
Though the Cameo had set truck styling history with its smooth, car-like lines, it cost a premium over other trucks and had never sold well. In February 1958, it was replaced by all-new Fleetside bodies, with "jet-pod" sculpturing along the cargo bed.
The Fleetside brought a line-wide application of a styling technique the Cameo had pioneered: full-width rear bodywork, plus a chrome grille, bumpers, and trim. This was an important step for Chevrolet, since it made available Cameo-like styling at a moderate price. This precluded further production of the Cameo itself.