LS Swap: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Of all the Tri Five Chevies from 1955-57, none are probably more sought after today than the Nomad. Equipped with upscale trim, the original Nomad was a 2-door sport wagon that Chevy marketed as a “halo” model. The nameplate… more»

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Restomod Project? 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The Tri-Five Chevrolets of 1955-57 have been in the Automobile All-Star Hall of Fame (if there was such a thing) since almost the beginning. And none more so than the 2-door sport wagon, the Nomad. Decked out in Bel… more»

Rare Color Combo: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad underwent a comprehensive restoration back in 2014, and it wears what is claimed to be a rare color combination. It has graced the cover of “South Mississippi Living” magazine and is being offered… more»

Desert Barn Find: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Chevrolet had a break-out year of sorts in 1955. New modern styling, a dash of Cadillac glamour in a “low-priced three” car, optional air conditioning, a new V8 engine – and a sporty new model called the Nomad –… more»

Stored 35 Years: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The now iconic Chevy Nomad had a three-year run in the mid-1950s. The 2-door Nomad differed from other station wagons of the day by having styling that was more reminiscent of a hardtop sedan than that of a regular… more»

1955 Chevrolet Nomad Barn Find

The ad for this beautiful 1955 Chevrolet simply lists it as a “Classic.” Well, it certainly is a classic! In fact, it is a Nomad and according to, there were less than 8,400 Nomads produced in 1955! The… more»

Shoebox Jeep? 1957 Chevrolet Nomad 4×4

We’ve featured several short-wheel-base conversions here on Barn Finds over the years, but I don’t remember any that have been swapped onto a 4×4 chassis. This one is a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad that has been chopped and dropped onto… more»

No Reserve 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Project

Well, this is a sad state of affairs. While just a casual fan of tri-five Chevies at best, I’ve always been a sucker for the Nomad station wagon series from that era and finding a 1957 variety in such… more»

Same Family 61 Years: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The “Tri-Five” Chevrolets were those from the iconic 1955, 1956, and 1957 model years. While that includes the 150, 210, and Bel Air models, the Nomad has a special place in the hearts of Chevy fans of that era…. more»

Stored 45 Years! 1957 Chevrolet Nomad

Update 9/4/20 – This Nomad has been relisted here on eBay. How high do you think it will get this time around? From 7/29/20 – According to the seller, this 1957 Chevrolet Nomad has been sitting in their uncle’s… more»

Super Solid Project: 1959 Chevrolet Nomad

When the time comes to select the perfect car for a project, some vehicles are better than others. Sitting somewhere close to the top of the heap would be this 1959 Chevrolet Nomad because while it might be coming… more»

Dusty, Not Rusty: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad

More often than not, the person who rescues a classic car from storage will clean the car meticulously before returning it to active duty. The owner of this 1955 Chevrolet Nomad has done things a little bit differently. The… more»

Solid Project: 1960 Chevrolet Impala Nomad

Even with its baked paintwork, this 1960 Impala Nomad has a real “wow” factor about it. In fact, there will be plenty of readers who will contend that the appearance should be left as it is, and although my… more»

Plenty of Potential: 1957 Chevrolet Nomad

This 1957 Chevrolet Nomad represents a major restoration project, but the end result should be a very attractive and desirable vehicle. There are some rust issues to be addressed, but at least the owner does provide a starting point… more»

Solid Restorer: 1959 Chevrolet Nomad Impala

This 1959 Chevrolet Nomad Impala looks a bit tired, but it is a solid vehicle that has all of the makings of a great restoration project. The rust repairs that this car requires are pretty minimal, and the next… more»

20k Genuine Miles: 1956 Chevrolet Nomad

With a genuine and documented 20,000 miles on the odometer, this 1956 Chevrolet Nomad has the looks that would knock your socks off. The current owner has made some minor changes to the car to improve handling and comfort,… more»