1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon

The 1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon started life as a very "futuristic" concept car based on the sporty styling of the 1953 Corvette. GM Styling VP Harley Earl tasked his design Chief Carl Renner to design a "Sport Wagon" that was practical for busy families but had the rakish upscale good looks of the popular Corvette sports car. Renner and his team came up with a radical one-off wagon that was longer than the Corvette but retained the Corvette's distinctive front and rear profiles. This knock-out wagon was introduced to excited crowds at the 1954 GM Motorama Show that was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York city, and was immediately dubbed the "Waldorf Nomad". Due to the public's enthusiastic comments about the "Waldorf Nomad", Harley Earl immediately approved the wagon for production. The design team re-worked the Nomad's front and rear profiles to match the Ferrari-inspired front grill and tasteful taillights planned for the other passenger cars in the 1955 Chevrolet line-up. The chassis was a standard 1955 station wagon unit, and the Nomad also used the same windshield, cowl, front fenders, hood, doors and dashboard as the other 1955 passenger cars. But the rest of the sylish sheet metal was unique to the Nomad, including the classy ribbed roof, the unique cast side trim and headlight "eyebrows" and the rear wheel well openings ehich were copied from the Corvette. Technically, the Nomad S/W is part of the Bel Air line-up and the body style was designated by GM as Series# 2429. The Nomad could be ordered with the "Blue Flame" 235 c.i. 6-cylinder engine, or the all new 265 c.i. V8 which was Chevy's first V8 in 36 years! For an extra $60 the 265 V8 came with the "Power Plus" option whose 4 barrel carb uped the horsepower from 162 to a smokin' hot 180 bhp! Popular from the day it first arrived in Chevy dealerships, the Nomad Wagon remains one of the coolest and most sought-after Classics Cars of all time.
Length: 197.1"
Height: 60.7"
Width: 74.0"
Weight: 3335 lbs.
Production: 8531 units
Base Price: $2571
Wheel Size: 5x15"
Tire Size: 6.70x15"
6cl: 235.5 ci (123 bhp)
V8: 265 ci (2bbl = 162 bhp)
V8: 265 ci (4bbl = 180 bhp)
Wheelbase: 115"
Rare 1955 Chevy Waldorf Nomad Wagon Tribute
Beautiful 1955 Chevy Nomad
Waldorf Tribute Wagon
Chrome Spears on 1955 Chevy
Nomad Tailgate (Gypsy Red #596)
Beautiful 1955 Chevy Nomad
Wagon, Skyline Blue #588
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon 265-V8 With Optional Oil Filter Canister
Very Correct V8-265 engine in 1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon
in Gypsy Red #596
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
With Awesome Chrome Mags
Tailgate on 1955 Chevy Nomad
Wagon: India Ivory-593 on Top
Cool 1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon
in Regal Turquoise #598
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon With
Original Steering Wheel & Interior
Un-Restored 1955 Chevy Nomad
Wagon Tailgate
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
Painted Onyx Black (#687)
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
Tailgate and Taillights
Lavendar Pinstrips on
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
at Huntington Beachcruisers Meet
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
With Perfect Onyx Black #687 Paint
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon
Huge Engine With Chromed Blower
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
Beautiful Showcar!
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
Shadow Gray (594) & Coral (626)
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon Painted
Shadow Gray #594 and Coral #626
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
in Gypsy Red #596 Paint
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon White
Top and Gypsy Red #596 Lower
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
Painted Gypsy Red (#596)
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
Riding on Chrome Cragars
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
Painted Regal Turquoise #598
Un-restored 1955 Chevy Nomad
Wagon With Surfboard Roof Racks
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
Painted Harvest Gold #630
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon White
Over Harvest Gold (630) Paint
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad
Station Wagon
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
in Regal Turquoise Paint #598
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
White Over Skyline Blue #588
1955 Chevy Nomad Wagon With
Skyline Blue #588 Paint
1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon
For Sale at Car Show
Group of 1955 Chevy Nomad
Wagon Tailgates
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad Wagon
at XXX Root Beer Car Show
1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon
With Lots of Factory Options
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Nomad Station Wagon
Front End of 1955 Chevy Nomad
Station Wagon



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