It’s safe to say that owning a 1955 Chevrolet Nomad is a dream of sorts. What if you could get one that is already a full custom build with a powerful crate V8 engine, overdrive transmission, custom interior, and more? Well if you act fast, today could be that day. Streetside Classics is pleased to offer this 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Restomod for your consideration. It’s the total-package classic that someone built just as you probably would. The best part? This model is ready to run right now and requires no tweaks or repairs. The current asking price is set at $49,995, and you can make an offer on the car right here.
It’s not hard to see that this is an upgraded classic from the moment you lay eyes on it. Just look at that metallic deep red paint job that emits a lustrous shine to draw attention from every passerby. Everything from the 1955-only grille and bright slats on the split rear hatch to the wraparound chrome bumpers and jet-inspired hood ornament shine like mirrors. The side trim is finished in a bright red for a more modern appeal.
This beauty rides on American Racing Torq Thrust wheels, that are a nice upgrade and look great against the chrome; they also showcase the extra meaty rear tires. At the front, you can see this year's Power Tour banner on the windshield, which hints at how much of a great cruiser this car really is. This custom Nomad boasts less than 1,500 miles on the whole package and makes for a head-turning classic that will add value to your garage.
The interior features two rows of brown seating that are finished in a vintage tuck-and-roll pattern that exudes that old-school look, right down to the button-top seatbacks. Even the door panels were treated to a full custom makeover. What’s more, the carpeting and dash pad coordinate with the color theme and add to this vehicle’s elegance. The cabin is not just about its good looks, it also includes all the right upgrades for you to share this with your family and friends. They include an R134a air conditioning, tinted windows, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo tucked away in the glovebox. There are also some attractive upgrades just for the driver, like the wood-and-chrome Grant sports steering wheel on a tilt steering column, clear Dolphin gauges, and a B&M ratchet shifter.
The 1955 Chevrolet Nomad debuted the small-block V8, but the largest you could get was the 265 cubic-inch engine. The example you see here celebrates that spirit, while giving it a healthy upgrade in the power department. It’s heart and soul is a 350 ZZ4 crate V8 motor mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. It also sports the right performance upgrades, like an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, hi-rise intake, and headers that feed into the dual exhaust. The Edelbrock accessories on the air topper and valve covers add to the tidy engine bay look that is sure to impress at your local car show. If you dig a bit deeper, you'll see all the right supporting components, including upgraded pulleys, steel braided hoses, and an electric pusher fan. Plus, you get power steering and brakes, as well as upgraded drilled and slotted front disc brakes.
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