This 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Restomod is an outstanding take on one of the most beloved classics of the 1950's. Thoroughly restored and in top form, it combines all the vintage aesthetic appeal a classic could offer with a host of mechanical upgrades to vastly improve its driving experience. If you like your curb appeal with plenty of real-world functionality, you'll definitely want to take a closer look at this one.
It's such an evocative classic. Nomads actually debuted the very year this '55 came out after wowing audiences at the 1954 General Motors Motorama Car show, where they were fittingly included in an exhibition entitled ""Dream Cars"". Stout and capable looking, the Nomad capitalized on the momentum of Chevy's already popular Bel Air, but quickly forged an entirely separate identity for itself as a coveted ride for adventure seekers not wanting to sacrifice style for spaciousness. This Chevy wears a signature look for the model, with a two-tone color scheme cloaking it in Cashmere Blue with a white top and the paint is in good stead, with nice shine and no glaring blemishes. The entire Chevy line of this era wore its fair share of chrome - this Nomad is no exception and its array of exterior fittings are in uniformly great shape. Aftermarket wheels and tinted windows add just the right amount of distinction and are the only deviations from stock form.
There's a plush, well-configured interior waiting beyond the doors, featuring custom two-tone upholstery on both rows of bench seating and the door panels that's striking and yet also in keeping with the sensibilities of the era. Clean carpet lines the floor and the freshly painted surfaces inside the cabin are in top form. The factory-issue steering wheel sits on a shortened column that affords a more comfortable driving position and the dash area just beyond it is museum-worthy, with pristine chrome accenting spanning most of its width and a fan-shaped instrument cluster harboring clear, functional gauges. A retro-look AM/FM stereo sits at the center and underdash vents bring the cooled air from the added climate control system inside to keep things comfortable. The cargo area in back is a showstopper - it features freshly prepped wood planks interspersed with stainless steel reinforcements that extend to the inside of the liftgate.
This Nomad features a number of modern upgrades to provide a driving experience well out of reach of most classics from this era. A 350 cubic inch LT1 V8 takes the place of the original engine in a very clean compartment whose inner fenders and firewall have been color matched to the exterior. It sits surrounded by an array of polished, top-tier components and has been armed with a cold air intake system and aftermarket headers to amp up its output. The engine teams with a 3-speed automatic transmission that's shifting in top form, and a generously proportioned radiator and electric fan have been added in front to keep temperatures down in more demanding driving conditions. With tubular A-arms and coilovers up front and an independent rear suspension lifted from a Corvette in back, this Chevy offers a smooth refined ride while power steering makes it easy to navigate. Classic Performance Products power disc brakes at all four corners team with a matching master cylinder to bring the set of 17"" Cragar wheels wrapped with Yokohama tires to fast, fade resistant stops. Below, the undercarriage is solid and coated in gloss black paint for protection from road-bound corrosion.
Its model holds a distinct place in American automotive lore and you won't soon find a cleaner and better-equipped representative than this 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Restomod. Call today!