1956 Chevrolet Nomad Bel Air 869 Miles Black and yellow Station Wagon 350 cubic
Price: US $79,900.00
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Nomad
- SubModel: Bel Air
- Type: Station Wagon
- Trim: Bel Air
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 869
- VIN: C56S028807
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 350 cubic inch V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Resto-Mod
- Interior color: Black
- Options: --
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1956 Chevrolet Nomad Bel AirBeautifully built â€™56 Nomad resto-mod. Laser-straight bodywork, original color combination, stock style interior. Recent 350 cubic inch V8, 700R4 4-speed automatic, cold A/C, tilt, power steering, disc brakes. Everything a Nomad is supposed to be!
The original look remains, including the factory color combination of Tuxedo Black and Crocus Yellow with a matching interior, but underneath thereâ€™s a host of upgrades that make it better at, well, just about everything. Excellent gaps, super straight sheetmetal, and a brilliant shine make this gorgeous Nomad stand out in a crowd, The â€˜56s are noteworthy for their unique trim that extends the two-tone treatment to the front fenders, and the new, wider front end was a hit with buyers. With forward-canted B- and C-pillars, the Nomad looks sporting instead of utilitarian and the standard â€™56 Chevy taillights look like custom pieces today. All the stainless and chrome trim was likewise restored to show condition and remains excellent today. Cosmetically, this car is a show-stopper without taking any liberties with the original design.
Thereâ€™s an equally beautiful black and yellow cloth and vinyl interior that accurately replicates what was there in 1956. The wide bench seat is all-day comfortable, making this an ideal car for road trips, and the funky brocade cloth looks especially awesome today. Thereâ€™s also a polished tilt steering column with a modified 1960 Chevy steering wheel finished to match the bodywork. The original instrument pod remains, although itâ€™s been filled with a custom-made set of dials from Classic Instruments with pointers that match the bodyworkâ€”a nice touch. A trick Vintage Air A/C system includes control knobs that mimic the originals and a set of subtle vents under the dash, so it almost looks like it was born there. Thereâ€™s also a clever AM/FM stereo radio in the center of the dash, again using OEM-style knobs so that it looks like a factory unit. The Nomad also offers plenty of cargo space thatâ€™s neatly upholstered with black carpet thatâ€™s easy to maintain.
On the road, this car is just effortless. Itâ€™s still powered by a small-block Chevy V8, although this one is a 350 cubic inch unit thatâ€™s considerably more powerful than the original 283. Rebuilt and color-matched in Crocus Yellow, it really pops in the all black engine bay. Thereâ€™s also a ton of polished aluminum and chrome, from the valve covers and air cleaner to the intake manifold and accessories. A giant aluminum radiator with electric fan keeps it cool and an electronic ignition system lights it up. With a well-tuned Holley carburetor on top it starts easily, idles nicely, and drives extremely well. Thereâ€™s plenty of power to make it feel quick around town, but itâ€™s not so high strung that it feels like youâ€™re always looking for a race. Itâ€™s got a mild cam so the idle is smooth, which fits the carâ€™s demeanor, yet it zips through traffic without breaking a sweat.
Underneath, thereâ€™s plenty of evidence of the frame-off build, with satin black floors and a gloss black frame that showcase the new hardware. The 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission features a deep overdrive that works with the 3.36 gears out back to make it an exceptional high-speed cruiser. The front suspension is stock, but itâ€™s augmented with power rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes, and obviously all the parts are brand new. A dual exhaust system uses long-tube headers and stainless Magnaflow mufflers for a mellow soundtrack and youâ€™ll note that even the driveshaft was color-matched to the Crocus Yellow bodywork. Fat sway bars front and rear plus fresh shock absorbers give it surprisingly competent handling without a harsh ride. Thereâ€™s also a brand new gas tank hanging out back along with a new electric fuel pump. 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels are a traditional look and they carry expensive new 225/60/17 Michelin radials with less than 100 miles on them.
Documentation includes a detailed photo album of the restoration and some recent maintenance receipts.
This is an extremely impressive car in every wayâ€”itâ€™s beautifully built, tastefully modified, and clearly respects Chevyâ€™s best design. The modifications make it more of everything the Nomad was designed to be without sacrificing its practicality. And thereâ€™s obviously a huge amount of money invested in its construction, making this car somewhat of a bargain compared to building it yourself. This is the ultimate â€™56 Chevy and maybe even the ultimate wagon. Call today!
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