Stunning Corvette-powered Chevrolet Nomad Going Under the Hammer [Photo Gallery]
But the Tri-Five era gave birth to yet another icon in 1955 - the Chevrolet Nomad. Or, as many would call it, the station wagon version of the Bel Air. Sporting a 2-door and 2-bench seats configuration, the first-gen Nomad was offered from 1955 through 1957 with two V8 engine choices. The original model was discontinued due to low sales, but it became a legend among classic car enthusiasts, who either restore or use Nomads in restomod projects.
The vehicle you’re about to see below fits in the latter category and will be offered by Mecum Auctions in Anaheim next month. What’s interesting about it, besides the stunning teal and white custom paint job, is that it sports an 5.7-liter LS1 Corvette engine and aluminum front and rear independent suspension.
Other goodies found in or on this Nomad are the two-tone Camel leather seats with matching steering wheel, Dolphin Digital custom gauges, AM/FM Sirius satellite radio with Bluetooth, and a 19-inch bespoke wheels. It has California written all over it!
❐ Check out the Chevrolet Nomad restomod photo gallery