Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Not on our roads, or indeed in the US of A.
A 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Bel-air, as rare as hen’s teeth. But the good news doesn’t stop there.
This Nomad station wagon, although spectacularly large, is a doddle to drive and look after, because it has had a full and comprehensive resto mod.Arriving from a magnificent motoring era it has now been outfitted with exceptional upgrades that make it just smooth and easy to drive today. And a breeze to maintain.
And yes, it is a right-hand drive.
A 383 Stroker neatly nests in the place of the original engine in this beautiful 1957 whose inner fenders and firewall have been colour matched to the exterior. The vehicles engine sits surrounded by an array of polished, top-tier components including polished aluminium heads and is teamed up with 3-speed automatic transmission, power-steering and disc brakes.
The interior is as simple as it was back in the day when the cars were first built, with a few sensible and tasteful upgrades. The rows of bench seats and door panels are leather and, in keeping with the ‘50’s era, and has mirrored chrome in the centre of the dashboard, paired with Dakota gauges. The Budnik steering wheel sits on a shortened column that allows the driver a more relaxed driving position.
Lift the tailgate and you will reveal a cavernous and carpeted cargo bay, big enough to put another family of four in!
In the ‘States these cars are fending off the vagaries of the downturn and are attracting good prices.
Set this big boy on the road and watch the heads turn.