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LT1 Chassis Included! 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Project

This 1955 Chevrolet Nomad already has a really nice custom chassis and drivetrain! All it needs is some metalwork and re-assembly. It is located in Dallas, Texas and can be found here on eBay with a requested opening bid of $13,000 and a buy-it-now price of $16,000. It’s going to need quite a bit of work, but it looks like the seller has given the prospective buyer a great start. Check it out!

Unfortunately, this car will need some major metalwork and a bunch of replacement panels. The dash looks decent and the roof appears okay. Overall, the view from the doors up looks pretty good…

Looking down though tells a different story. The floor is nearly completely rotted and the new owner had better plan on a full floor pan replacement. The nice thing about shoe-box Chevys is there are several companies that have aftermarket pieces for them including entire replacement bodies.

The car is currently sitting on a chassis, but the owner says it probably isn’t usable. I’m guessing it may have as much rot as the body. The nice thing is the car comes with a complete second chassis. The seller even says he will mount the body on it to save on shipping costs for the buyer. The second chassis features a stainless fuel cell, relocated springs, and new wheels and tires. The powerplant is an LT1 but the seller has a complete LS1 they will offer as an option. The engine is a “fresh” 6-speed manual.

There are a ton of parts included with the sale. I’m not sure how many are useable, but it appears that everything may be there. Hopefully, the buyer won’t have to hunt down a ton of parts. So what do you think about this project? Is it worth the asking price? Is it too big of a project even with the new chassis and parts? Let us know.


  1. TimM

    Lots of work!! Nice motor but that seems to me to be mostly what your paying for since the car is toast!!!

    Like 5
  2. Gaspumpchas

    Tim and Tom have it, this is a ruffian. Where to start. think some of the rear glass is hard to find. start at 13 large?? I’d take that lucky 13 and look for a better car. They are out there.

    Like 2
  3. Del

    To far gone

    Like 2
  4. Andrew Franks

    The price is too high for a project of this magnitude.

    Like 5

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