- Item Location:
- Lithia Springs, GA
- Cashmere Blue
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
When you can find a 1950s classic with fuel-injection, four-wheel disc brakes, an A/C interior, overdrive transmission, and a full independent suspension it makes for one special restomod. Of course, when all of these terrific upgrades are contained in an iconic 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, then you know this is something absolutely irresistible.
The 1955 Nomad is a true legend. It was premium, distinct, and sporty - all in the first glance. You saw that outstanding style everywhere from the debut of the Tri-Five Chevy front end to the wraparound rear glass. And not only were they striking, but also pricey. As the most expensive Chevy besides the Corvette, the Nomad was destined to be a rarity. That's why we get excited to see one and spend extra time looking over the details. And this restored and upgraded example really makes sure to keep both you and onlookers happy. The Cashmere Blue and India Ivory follow quite close to the 1955 two-tone theme, but it benefits from a high gloss modern finish. And the smooth look really loves to draw attention. You can tell they spent a small fortune on the brightwork with it shining beautifully on the bumpers, grille, and hallmark rear slates on the tailgate. There are great details, like jet-inspired hood ornament and the 55's exclusive trim line that starts behind the headlight and runs through the door line. Most of the upgrades on this give t a subtle street machine attitude, like the clear tri-bar headlights and tinted windows. Plus, the Cragar SS wheels have a classic look and a nice polish to go with the full theme. But the real benefit is that they are a larger 17-inch size so you can fit more modern/grippy tires.
The interior continues the blue and white two-tone. This has the kind of classic style and fresh presentation that will make you feel like someone turned back the clock. And just like the exterior, the upgrades are subtle but absolutely worthwhile. For example, the seats have the classic bench look and terrific vintage textures. But if you look closely, you can see extra padding for better comfort. The door panels match nicely while integrating an armrest, and yes, you've also spotted power windows! The rear section is now finished in a great looking wood. So it's the ideal place for tailgating or just displaying dome trophies this one is sure to earn. The dash has the classic dual cowl design with plenty of bright trim. Plus, you'll notice upgrades, like the retro-style AM/FM digital tuner with cassette, and vents for the R134a air condition were cleanly installed. The vintage-style steering wheel is even a smaller diameter unit to give you an added sporty feel.
You might want to grab your sunglasses before opening the hood, because just about everything that is not matching the bright exterior blue has been polished to a mirror shine. And once you look beyond the style, you'll also see a nice investment in making this classic a strong runner. It has a Chevy 350 cubic-inch motor, and the intake has the unmistakable look of tuned-port fuel injection. This upgraded V8 inhales deeply with a cold air intake, and it exhales with authority as headers feed the rumbling dual exhaust. It fires up with the eagerness you love in a proper fuel-injected machine. And it's a terrific all-around cruiser with upgraded driving features, like an aluminum radiator w/electric fan, power steering, and a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. And while you're looking everything over, don't forget the undercarriage photos. There you will see a Jim Meyers coilover front suspension and a Corvette independent rear unit. Yes, this is a fully-independent Tri-Five! That gives this classic exceptional handling compared to its peers, and just to make sure it's an all-around stunner, there's also four-wheel power disc brakes and the grip of Yokohama tires.
This is an awesome all-around built of a true rare American icon. So if you love the best of everything, call today!