The Paint: Beautiful Tropical Turquoise with India Ivory roof in base/coat, clear/coat
The Engine: Chevrolet 350 CID, with a dual-quad aluminum intake manifold, 2- 4bbl carburetors, electronic ignition, and headers.
The Transmission: Nice shifting Doug Nash 5 speed manual. Easy clutch
The Differential: Chevrolet drop-out 3rd member, gearing feels in the lower to mid 3.00:1 ratio
The Suspension: Stock independent, rebuilt
The Interior: Two-tone Turquoise and cream to match the exterior, front original bench, door panels, and headliner with turquoise painted bows, original dash with factory gauges and auxiliary gauges that all work.
Dual master cylinder drum brakes
All glass is nice, windows roll up and down easily
All gauges, factory and auxiliary work
Auto Meter racing style Tachometer mounted on the dash
Retro style AM/FM stereo with cassette in dash
Original non-functioning clock on passenger side dash
Aluminum radiator with flex fan
Chrome and bright work is excellent
Nice sounding dual exhaust system exiting behind the rear tires with stainless tips
15” Chevrolet Rally wheels with 225 X 60 X 15” radials
Does this Nomad have the perfect color-combination or what? This Nomad has a very nice stance, has beautiful paint, an excellent running engine, smooth shifting overdrive transmission, and is comfortable as it can be. No wonder why we all love the Nomad!
This particular '57 was very nicely restored in most every aspect, sure, you could say, “needs front disc brakes”, but the brakes on this wagon perform excellently.
Take a look at the under carriage and you see that there is no rust in this Nomad as well as any rust looming under the paint.
The trim on this Nomad is excellent and the matching turquoise fin insert is a very nice, classy touch.
The 350 V8 with it's dual quad set up, starts right up, and runs smooth and quietly. Move the Doug Nash 5 speed into first gear, ease the clutch out and you're off to a “never get tired of this car” cruise.
I don't have to tell you about the number of looks and thumbs up you'll get with this Nomad, but suffice it to say, your thumb will get tired and sore retuning the wave.
The interior is clean, fresh and comfortable, and has room for the whole family to hit a vintage Burger and ice cream diner.
This Nomad steers easily with power steering, rides comfortably on the Rally's and radials.
Yes, as far as Nomads go, this '57 is very well thought out, and restored very nicely. This is one you can drive anywhere with confidence, take it to a car show, cruise-in, or, dare I say it...Cruise to the grocery store, have room for everything, and with this drive train, blast home before the Ice Cream melts!
Truly a spectacular looking, running, and driving Nomad, ready to show or go anywhere!