The first Chevrolet Nomad was conceived by Harley Earl and based on a Corvette platform. It debuted at the 1954 GM Motorama show. After a warm public reception, the Nomad was placed into production for 1955 and joined the top-echelon Chevrolet Bel Air passenger car line to become the first GM 2-door station wagon. The original Nomad continued as a low-production (by Chevrolet standards) image leader for the 1956 and 1957 model years.
Proudly offered here from the Monical Collection is a splendid example of the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad. Delightfully finished in India Ivory over Matador Red with complementing red and black two-tone upholstery, this Nomad is very nicely presented with very good paint, abundant chrome brightwork, and very well-presented interior and cargo compartments. While a number of America’s car manufacturers produced 2-door station wagons prior to the arrival of the Nomad in 1955, none are as visually striking and memorable as Chevrolet’s Nomad. A very attractive and ready-to-enjoy example from the Monical Collection, this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad is a truly rare and exciting design icon.