Don't call it a wagon, because after all, the 1955 Chevrolet Nomad is one of the coolest grocery-getters of all time. This American icon only gets better with a 383 V8 that's been supercharged and nitrous injected to blow everyone else's doors off.
There is absolutely no better way to show off the rare and desirable Nomad body than in the bold two-tone dominated by the bright red lower section. Even better is this stellar presentation is an update to the factory-correct colors. Everyone loves seeing the ironic raked rear hatch, and wraparound glass that made for one of the most prolific icons of the 1950s. These were the top-of-the-line Chevys that ran with the Bel Airs, and these came with a lot of intricate brightwork. Thankfully all of these hard to source pieces are complete on this one – everything from to the '55-only grille, to the bright slats protecting the split rear hatch. But, you can instantly see this one goes well beyond factory specs. The American Racing Torq Thrust wheels are a nice upgrade. The 16/17-inch staggering gives this a custom aggressive stance that is a cool clue to the extra performance in this very special Nomad.
Inside, the red and white appearance does a great job of coordinating with the exterior, which everyone loves to see. Plus, this one shows us why the '55 Chevys are so appealing with plenty of original-style components like the way the factory-correct vinyl seats have a comfortable dimpled insert surrounded by a white pleated pattern that has a hint of tuck-n-roll. These match the door panels, carpeting, headliner, and dash for a great uniform appearance. You sit behind a classic-style three-spoke chrome and red steering wheel, and beyond that your view is dominated by a SunPro tach – a hint to what's under the hood. The factory dual cowl dash was retained, because after all, the Corvette-like appearance is too cool to alter. But just below the brightwork is a custom secondary panel that holds more modern elements like the AM/FM/CD stereo and provisions for air conditioning. There's also a boost gauge mounted here, which is yet another indication there is something wicked under the hood.
Everyone will love the show-worthy shine in the engine bay, and once they get over the flash, they'll realize they're staring at plenty of substance. This is a 383 cubic-inch stroker V8 that has been enhanced with a ProCharger supercharger, Holley four-barrel carburetor, and NOS (yeah, we know you saw the bottle in the interior photos.) This is the kind of wild package that means you're custom Nomad can wonder wherever it wants because it's the king of the streets. Headers feed a rumbling dual exhaust, and when you combine that with the whine of the supercharger, it creates a hypnotic rhythm that all car people know is the sound of serious power. But don't just think of this as a high-power blacktop burner; it's a thoughtful build that goes well beyond just power. There's an aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, so the big V8 stays cool even in urban traffic. Plus, this has been upgraded to a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. Add in power steering and four-wheel disc brakes, and this supercharged Nomad has plenty of great all-day driving features.
You're looking at a '55 Nomad that's powerful enough to outrun many modern machines, and it's comfortable enough for the morning commute. It's such a thorough build that you know this is a rare opportunity at something very special. Call today!!!