Bits and Pieces: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Chevrolet and Pontiac rolled out their versions of a new “Sport Wagon” in 1955. In the Chevy camp, it was called the Nomad, while at Pontiac it was the Safari. They shared the basic body shell, but the front… more»

Déjà Vu: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Though not popular when new, the Chevy Nomad of 1955-57 has become extremely collectible today. Only 23,000 were built in three years and the 1957 edition is the rarest at just over 6,000 copies. If this 1957 Nomad looks… more»

Classic Sport Wagon Project: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

I’ve never understood why the “Sport Wagon” never took off. By that I mean the 1955-57 Chevy Nomad and its corporate cousin the Pontiac Safari. Perhaps they were too fancy to be used to haul around stuff. Or they… more»

Shiny Red Wagon: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad

Like millions of other lucky kids, my twin brother and I had a red Radio Flyer wagon to play with. Those iconic little red wagons are still being made after 117 years with the company founder’s grandson as the… more»

Rock-Solid Project: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad

Chevrolet introduced the Nomad Wagon in 1955, and the new offering was among the most expensive in the company’s model range. The cost resulted in relatively low sales volumes, and pristine examples now command eye-watering prices. This 1955 Nomad… more»

327 Equipped: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Detroit was firing on all eight cylinders for the 1955 model year. Especially at Chevrolet, where the popular, all-new ’55 models were breaking sales records. 1,775,952 total Chevys were produced, a whopping 54% increase over 1954, and its top-of-the-line… more»

Parked in 2005: 1956 Chevrolet Nomad

Every time I see a Tri-Five Chevrolet Nomad, my thoughts instantly turn to the 1955 version accidentally destroyed by Tim Allen’s accident-prone character in the 1990s TV Sitcom “Home Improvement.” Thankfully, this 1956 example has avoided that fate but… more»

Older Restoration – 1957 Chevrolet Nomad

Sedate silver and white with a raunchy red interior, this 1957 Chevrolet Nomad in Olympia, Washington comes to market in a nicely prepared listing with plenty of pictures and a decent description. Any seller including close-up shots of the… more»

Sport Wagon Project: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The 1955-57 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad “sport wagon” was not a commercial success. Fewer than 23,000 of them were built in three years. And it wasn’t that 2-door station wagons weren’t popular – Chevy sold a whole lot more… more»

Sport Wagon: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Why didn’t Chevy sell more than 23,000 Nomads throughout their three-year run in the mid-1950s? It was part of the top-of-the-line Bel Air series, so there were plenty of creature comforts. They sold plenty of other station wagons across… more»

Ran When Parked: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The original Chevy Nomad might be thought of as an experiment as it was produced in smaller numbers for three years and then discontinued. From the cowl forward, it was a Bel Air; but for the rest of the… more»

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Project

Some enthusiasts refuse to consider tackling another person’s unfinished project build, and that attitude is understandable. It is not uncommon for such projects to house nasty surprises that can see things spiral out of control. That doesn’t appear to… more»

Needs Finished: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Project

Completing another enthusiast’s unfinished project build can be daunting as a new owner grapples with the loose ends that seem almost inevitable. That is one reason why this 1955 Chevrolet Nomad could be somebody’s dream car. The seller has… more»

Tri-Five Project: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The Chevy Nomad “sport wagon” was inspired by a 1954 Corvette-based concept car. A two-door station wagon, it shared no sheet metal with other Chevrolet wagons from behind the cowl. Produced between 1955 and 1957, it met with a… more»

No Reserve 39k Mile 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Taken at face value, it is easy to understand why this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad has already attracted thirty-nine bids during its auction. Its presentation is hard to fault, and it is loaded with optional extras. The odometer… more»

Original Fuelie: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

If you had a thick wallet or an understanding bank manager, you could walk into your nearest Chevrolet showroom in 1957 and drive away in a shiny Bel Air Nomad loaded with optional extras. One of the most desirable,… more»

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