Rise of 1955-57 Chevrolet Nomad Restomods

Posted by kingmaker

The Nomads are coming!...The restomod Nomads are already here.

A vehicle once considered dull is finding new life in the restomod world. The Chevrolet Nomads from the mid 50s are becoming a regular attraction at auctions these days. Why? Why not? Everything else is getting restomodded, why not breathe new life into the original grocery hauler. I love the body lines on Nomads and they look absolutely killer with a great two-tone paint job. Stance is very important when you are taking a car like this and making it visually menacing and powerful. However looks will only get you so far, you need performance as well. Tri-Five Nomads were not a vehicle known for their great suspension or steering and those should be the first upgrades planned for this car.

Here are some great products for steering, suspension and LS swaps:

Steering:

Suspension & Frames:

LS Swap Mounts & Conversion Parts:

There is a nice restomod Nomad that is going to be auctioned off in Anaheim California in November.

Here are the full stats:

  • Frame-off restoration
  • Stunning Teal and White custom paint
  • New two-tone Camel leather interior with matching custom leather wrapped billet steering wheel
  • Dolphin Digital custom gauges
  • Power windows and locks
  • Remote control alarm
  • AM/FM Sirius satellite radio with Bluetooth for phone, iPod, MP3 with auxiliary plug
  • Tilt wheel
  • Corvette C4 aluminum front and rear independent suspension both modified to original chassis
  • LS1 Corvette 5.7L engine
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 19" custom wheels and tires

Photo Credit: www.mecum.com