In the mid-1950s, the notion of a luxury truck was an oxymoron. Back then, trucks were strictly blue-collar functional machines. Power windows, air conditioning, even hubcaps were unheard of in cargo haulers of the era. The first tentative steps toward today’s mega trucks were made by Chevrolet with the 1955 introduction of the Cameo Carrier, a pickup that incorporated such niceties as two-tone paint, loads of chrome, power steering and brakes, automatic transmission and the new small block V-8.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2005/11/09/Collectible-Classic-1959-60-Chevrolet-El-Camino