The long-roof two-door Chevrolet Nomad is a fantastic starting point for a custom build, as evidenced by the top-shelf example featured here. This thing is practically dripping with high-end parts and bespoke touches, and now it’s up for sale with a six-figure asking price.
The handsome wagon exterior styling is presented in light blue metallic paint, which is offset by white accents and a generous helping of polished chrome. The rollers are custom units from Budnik, and come with a grey, multi-spoke face and polished lip.
There’s no question that thing looks fantastic. The wagon roofline falls back into prominent tail fins that stand out even more thanks to the white paint, and the large wheels add a dash of contemporary styling to the package as well.
Under the hood of this ’57 Chevrolet Nomad, we find an equally well-done engine bay. Top-shelf details abound – for example, the underside of the hood was painted, while chrome and polished metal can be found for the air cleaner, valve covers, fan shroud, Vintage Air system, brake master cylinder, and billet hood hinges.
The star of the show is a 454 V8 engine, which was balanced and blueprinted, and comes stuffed with forged pistons. There’s also a set of Brodix aluminum heads, an 850 CFM Quick Fuel Brawler carburetor, and cooling courtesy of BeCool components. A custom Magnaflow exhaust expels used gasses. The Tremec TKO 500 five-speed manual transmission handles the cog swaps, connecting to a nine-inch Ford rear end.
Under the skin, this ’57 Chevrolet Nomad rides on an Art Morrison chassis with a triangulated four-bar rear suspension setup and coilovers from Strange Engineering. The upgraded Wilwood brakes use braided stainless steel brake lines.
Unsurprisingly, the cabin space is also pretty trick, and comes with custom gauges, a custom steering wheel, full sound insulation, a Lokar pedal assembly, and an Ididit tilt steering column. Ingress is achieved via keyless entry.