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For Sale: 1956 Chevrolet Nomad in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Is the Chevy Nomad the ultimate wagon? There surely aren't many that are more handsome or desirable than this beautiful 1956 Chevrolet Nomad Restomod, and despite those two stylish doors, it's still a practical hauler when it needs to be. With a built 6.0L LS V8 under the hood, an overdrive transmission, and all the modern conveniences on this frame-off restoration, there's no better way to haul home all your trophies. And with only 5,051 miles on the build, this Nomad has just started dominating the car show circuit. Looking for a top-of-the-line wagon to show-or-go? You just found it...

Of the Tri-Five Chevys, the '56 best combines flash and understatement, particularly with two-tone Bel Air trim. The inky black paint works quite well with the silver contrast panel to highlight that dramatic line that runs from nose to tail, giving even the utilitarian Nomad a very sporting look. Befitting a car of this caliber, the paint and bodywork are very nicely done, offering great gaps and alignment, as well as a shiny final finish that's the direct result of many hours of hand-rubbing and buffing. Classic Nomad styling details like the ribbed top over the rear cargo area, the chrome rub strips on the tailgate, and the wrap-around rear side windows are all a big part of the Nomad's appeal. All the chrome and trim have been freshened or replaced (and there's a lot of it) making the car sparkle in the sunlight. All-new glass and a slightly lowered stance atop those shiny chrome wheels gives away the secret that this isn't just a fully restored trailer queen, but that doesn't make it any less appealing. In fact, the upgrades it does have only add to the driving experience, making this the Nomad you buy to drive from car show to car show.

There's a high-end, sporty and well-configured interior waiting beyond the doors, featuring custom black leather upholstery on the sculpted front bucket seats and stylish matching rear bench out back. The seating surfaces and those awesome two-tone door panels are incredibly striking and modern, and despite all the upgrades the interior manages to be in keeping with the sensibilities of the era. A custom center console was expertly stitched and features a shifter from a late-model inside, not to mention the added storage space and integrated multi-media head unit mounted just ahead. Plush black carpet lines the floor and the freshly painted, slick-black surfaces inside the cabin are in top form, perfectly accented by bright chrome found throughout. The factory-style, dual-ring steering wheel sits on a shortened tilt column that affords a more comfortable driving position and the dash area just beyond it is museum-worthy, with pristine chrome accenting spanning most of its width and a fan-shaped instrument cluster harboring new Dakota Digital gauges inside. The aforementioned Kenwood multi-media unit in the center console manages a booming AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo and back-up camera, and underdash vents bring the cooled air from the added climate control system inside to keep things comfortable. Billet handles on the doors control the manual windows and locks, and you also get a power driver's seat, seatbelts all-around, and cruise control. The headliner above is downright gorgeous and finished in the very expensive 1956 style complete with chrome slats, while the cargo area behind the rear bench is fully carpeted and has plenty of room for storage.

It's still got Chevy power under the hood, delivered in the form of a fuel-injected 6.0L LS V8 out of a 2010 Chevrolet, further punctuated with a Z06 camshaft, LS3 intake, and a 102mm throttle body. It's a tidy package in the '56's engine bay, and with blacked-out valve covers, a lot of matte, billet, and polished aluminum accessories, and a serpentine belt drive accessory system, it looks fantastic. A lot of effort went into hiding the wiring and plumbing, so the look is ultra-clean yet serviceability is quite good, and the beautifully painted intake and custom radiator shield features some really cool custom pinstripe work. Wilwood power 4-wheel disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors, modern power steering, 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 2010 4L80E 4-speed automatic transmission powers a 9-inch Ford rear end, and with relatively tall gears and a Posi inside, it just loafs along at highway speeds. Gorgeous American Racing chrome wheels are a new twist on an old favorite and wear 245/45/17 front and 245/40/18 rear BFGoodrich performance radials.

There's a very good argument to be made for the Nomad's position as greatest wagon of all time, and this '56 certainly makes for a compelling case study. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Chevrolet Nomad
  • Listing ID:CC-1557652
  • Price:$108,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Nomad
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:5051
  • Stock Number:5277-DFW
  • VIN:VC56L024097
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