1955 Chevy Nomad

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Art Morrison chassis
  • LS3 6.2L/525 HP GM Performance crate engine
  • GM Performance Supermatic 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Art Morrison 9 inch rear end
  • Keyless Go Ignition system
  • Wilwood Superlite 13 inch big brake kit
  • Concept One Victory Series Pulley system
  • Vintage Air
  • Gillin custom interior with recessed lighting
  • Billet Specialties steering wheel
  • Dakota VHX Classic digital gauges
  • Jim Cook Racing polished exhaust
  • Flaming River polished steering column
  • Custom Polished steel Intake manifold
  • Custom Foose Wheels wrapped in Nitto Invo tires
  • Tire size 245/45/18 in front and 275/40/20 in rear
  • Rockford Fosgate Custom Sound system with hidden receiver and subwoofers
  • Bluetooth Audio system
  • HID Headlamp system with color changing LED
  • House of Kolor Tangelo Pearl paint
  • Custom four-year build completed in 2018

With the positive reception given to the Chevrolet Corvette Nomad on the Motorama circuit, GM gave the green light to put a two-door sport wagon into production, but using the full-size platform to save costs and appeal to a broader market. The Chevrolet Nomad was introduced in 1955 and offered customers a unique interpretation of the station wagon, appealing to both young adventurers and businesses alike. It was a customizer’s darling, the unique and rare body style inspiring them to add their own flavor to the recipe.

This 1955 Nomad is inspiring in its own right. Completed in 2018 after a four-year build, it is finished in House of Kolor Tangelo Pearl with a white top. Power comes courtesy of a 6.2L/525 HP GM Performance LS3 crate engine and a GM Performance Supermatic 4-speed automatic transmission. The scene under the hood is remarkable with finished, smoothed surfaces, billet hinges and various chrome and polished aluminum components, including a Concept One Victory Series Pulley System, functionally decorating the engine. Built with an Art Morrison chassis and Art Morrison 9-inch rear end, this Nomad features a Wilwood Superlite 13-inch big brake kit that helps efficiently scrub down speed. A Keyless Go ignition system brings the Nomad further into the 21st century.

The interior—completed by Gillin Custom Interior—features a host of subtle and not-so-subtle details such as recessed lighting, a Billet Specialties steering wheel, Flaming River polished steering column, Dakota VHX Classic digital gauges, Vintage Air and a Rockford Fosgate custom sound system with hidden receiver and subwoofers, all wired to Bluetooth. Bucket seats straddle a custom center console, and the entire interior is presented in tan, the luxurious carpeting featuring matched-color piping, satin and polished aluminum elements lending a little bling and a serious note of attention to detail. Rolling on staggered 18- and 20-inch Foose custom wheels with Nitto Invo tires, the entire Nomad is rife with details including color-changing LED headlights and a Jim Cook Racing polished exhaust system.

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