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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Nomad
  • Type: Wagon
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 155
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 350 V8 ZZ4
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Options: Leather seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Chevrolet Nomad

Before we go into the details on this spectacular 1957 Chevy Nomad, please take a few moments to look at the photos...Back? Good, because you can plainly see that this is one heck of a car. Professionally built, there's not a single surface or component that hasn't been tweaked, polished, or customized in some way, delivering what might be the ultimate rod for the guy with a family. The '57 Nomad is arguably the best-looking of all the shoebox Chevys, so it didn't make sense to modify the sheetmetal in any major way. Instead, they spent the time and money on getting everything as straight as possible, then covered it in gloss black paint using the factory trim to provide a low-key look that simply dazzles because of the build quality. As you saw in the photos, the surfaces are so smooth and flat that reflections show virtually zero distortion and the brilliant shine of the urethane paint is miles deep out in the sunlight. The anodized panel on the quarters adds a neat bright element to the color combination, and things like the grille and hood emblem were properly gold anodized for a factory look. The rest of the chrome was treated to a show-quality re-plate, the stainless was polished up to match, and if not for the wheels, you might mistake it for a concours piece.There's more awesomeness inside where the combination of old and new is so tastefully done that it's hard to find the line. The two-tone gray and black upholstery has a look that pays a passing nod to the OEM look, although it was obviously not stock in 1957. The front bench seat is a deeply sculpted remix of the original, offering a lot more support and comfort and retaining tilting back rests for access to the rear seat. New carpets with the correct weave and nap were installed and custom door panels were created using the original pattern and the modern materials. Of course, it's got all the modern conveniences like A/C, a tilt column, and a modern stereo system, but none of it detracts from the fairly stock-looking dashboard. The steering wheel is a modern billet piece that looks quite at home in the '57 and the original instrument panel is filled with modern gauges from Classic Instruments. In back, there's a gorgeous cargo bay that's just too nice to use for hauling anything, complete with matching carpets and polished stainless rub strips.It's still got Chevy power, delivered in the form of a ZZ4 350 cubic inch crate motor. It's a tidy package in the '57's engine bay, and with a ton of polished aluminum it looks fantastic. A lot of effort went into tidying up the wiring and plumbing, so the look is ultra-clean, yet serviceability is quite good. A big Holley 4-barrel carburetor makes the power, an aluminum radiator keeps it cool, and there's an HEI ignition system to light it up. Power front disc brakes, a lowered suspension with tubular A-arms up front, and fat sway bars at both ends means that it drives more like a Camaro than a station wagon, and you can see that the chassis is as highly detailed as the rest of the car. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission powers a 12-bolt rear end, and with 3.52 gears and a Posi inside, it just loafs along at highway speeds. Gorgeous 16-inch Torque Thrusts are a new twist on an old favorite and wear 225/50/16 front and 255/50/16 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.Every bit as amazing as it looks, this is the kind of car that makes everyone else stop what they're doing and just stare at it. The good news is that it drives even better than it looks. Call today!