This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad is a uniquely restored restomod that keeps as much vintage charm as possible while also adding a fuel-injected LT1 motor, an overdrive transmission, an upgraded suspension, an A/C interior, and other modern amenities. It makes for the right mix of vintage distinction and a truly fun cruiser.
The Nomad was the most expensive Bel Air model in 1957. It makes for a rare treat that always attracts enthusiasts. So since this is a true classic, this example tries to stay as vintage as possible. The two-tone Tropical Turquoise and India Ivory has a nice shine mixed with an aged-in style that many people will just assume is original. However, the front fenders have a newer and glossier presentation that will be a catalyst to get you talking about all the improvements up front (more on that in a moment.) The body has the clean lines of a well-sorted and well-respected Nomad. And that also means the brightwork is clean and quite complete. So you get the iconic bright grille, the unique full-length trim, and shining rear slats that show off the sporty rear hatch exclusive to the Nomad. Of course, those modern US Mags polished alloys and the fuel injection badge in the front are there to make sure that within this classic style is the unmistakable appearance of a restomod.
The interior follows the exterior's theme of classic style with the right modern upgrades. It starts with the premium Bel Air upholstery. It has that cool/classic style with an exterior matching turquoise and detailed inserts with the textured black cloth and the button-top presentation on the seatbacks. Matching door panels, a good headliner, loop carpeting, and a smooth dash make for a quality package. Finicky buyers may want to replace the carpet in the cargo area, but that's really more about reminding you that this Nomad has practical applications. And as a true restomod, this maximizes its comfort and usefulness. That's why you have upgrades like cold-blowing air conditioning, power windows, LED lighting, and a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner with Bluetooth. A cruising classic means a better driving experience, and so you have a sports steering wheel, a tilt column, and a full AutoMeter gauge upgrade including dash-mounted tach.
This Chevy's engine bay is filled with a legendary motor, but one much younger than most people will be expecting. It's a 5.7-liter fuel-injected LT1 V8. It's built to be displayed with smooth inner walls, tidy lines, and plenty of polished components. This was built to be a great driver. So the V8 inhales deeper with a fresh air intake, and it exhales with added power and authority through the header-fed dual exhaust. There's even an oversized aluminum radiator and electric fans that are designed to help keep this one running cool even if you're in traffic with the A/C pumping. As you look underneath, you'll see more quality investments, like the newer gas tank, Ford 9-inch rear, and a full Jim Myers front subframe with suspension upgrade. The four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and grippy modern tires make for the kind of car that's great for everything from afternoon cruising to the Power Tour.
This is the rare Nomad that celebrates classic style while also delivering the best upgrades. This is an irresistible combo that will go anywhere and turn heads everywhere. Call today!!!