1955-1959 Task Force

Street Trucks - - 100 YEARS OF CHEVY TRUCKS -

THE “Sec­ond Series,” or Task Force, was a big deal when it de­buted in 1955. A new 12-volt elec­tri­cal sys­tem was now stan­dard on all trucks, and helped bet­ter start avail­able en­gines, such as the newly avail­able 265-cu­bic-inch V-8. Chevy trucks would now fea­ture a wrap-around wind­shield, which was ac­tu­ally a first for any truck on the market. And with style rem­i­nis­cent of the now-leg­endary tri-five cars of the same era, these trucks are ab­so­lutely gor­geous whether stock or mod­i­fied. The “Cameo Car­rier” in­tro­duced the first fleet­side bed on a Chevy, which would be­come a pop­u­lar op­tion on trucks from then on. The 1958 mod­els de­buted with twin head­lights, mim­ick­ing the look of the new 1958 Im­pala. 1959 mod­els re­ceived only mi­nor cos­metic changes in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the up­com­ing re­lease of the C-10.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.