1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon Is Custom Build Gone Mad (Not a Rendering)

Not as heavily advertised in television shows as they used to, custom garages are still out there, and more often than not they come up with insane builds. We get wind of them every now and then, some famous, others less so, and once in a while one is worthy enough to make the headlines. Like the 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon we have here.
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Photo: Barrett-Jackson
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Back in the glory days of American station wagons, in the mid-1950s, Chevrolet was trying to get a hold on the market with the Nomad. It sort of managed to do so, but just like most other wagons of that time, it sank into oblivion.

A few years back, Classic Car Studios (CCS) of St. Louis, Missouri were given possession of a Nomad to have it modified for a customer. Following two years of work, the 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon was born and shown at the SEMA event in 2016. And now it’s for sale during the 2020 Scottsdale auction.

Dubbed Gone Mad, the car has been stripped to the bone and rebuilt on a fully boxed Roadster Shop Revo chassis. The bodywork is insane, and has been built nearly from scratch, as did the floors, engine-bay panels, and transmission tunnel.

The engine was at the time of its build brand new, and is the work of drag racer Scott Shafiroff. It is a 509ci V8 with custom stainless headers and 3-inch stainless exhaust, an engine that develops 625 horsepower sent to the wheels through a Bowler 4-speed automatic transmission.

The interior is pure leather, and the builders say they used 10 hides of patterned Relicate leather to dress the seats, center console, door trims, and pretty much every surface available.

The car will be selling at the Barrett-Jackson auction with no reserve, meaning it will go to the highest bidder, regardless of price.

UPDATE: Sold for $330,000
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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