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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Nomad
  • Type: Wagon
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 2,303
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 327 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Local pick-up only


There was a time when this 1956 Chevy Nomad would have been overlooked for its hardtop siblings, but that day is long gone. Today the Nomad is near the top of every Chevy fan's wish list, and this gorgeous wagon gets a lot of things right: great colors, gorgeous interior, and a fully sorted drivetrain that offers more power and more comfort than you could get from the factory in 1956.The combination is pretty close to India Ivory over Nassau Blue, giving this warmed-over Nomad a very period look. There's no denying the handsome good looks of this 2-door wagon, and what it lacked in practicality it more than made up for with pure style. The restoration focused on getting the basics right, since nobody in his right mind would think he could improve on the factory look, and the high-quality bodywork looks fantastic. Good gaps, super straight panels, and deep, glossy paint make this a jaw-dropper when you roll into a show. It's got a few signs of use that are quite minor, and for many enthusiasts, the simple '56 is the best-looking of the Tri-Five Chevys. This one also carries upscale Bel Air trim that includes that dramatic side spear and all the chrome has been refinished to show standards, so it truly sparkles in the sun. They just don't get much nicer than this.The interior keeps things pretty stock, too, with factory seats wearing reproduction upholstery that looks straight off the showroom floor. The textured cloth inserts are a funky '50s look that is very appealing and the sweeping two-tone door panels emulate the exterior trim. Things like the steering wheel, dashboard, and carpets are all pretty much the way they were in 1956, although expert eyes might see a few upgrades. For example, the shift quadrant now manages four forward gears instead of two and there are little vents tucked under the dash for the modern A/C system which blows ice cold. There's also an AM/FM/iPod radio that sounds pretty darned good and the gauges appear to have been restored along with the rest of the car. The cargo bay is correctly finished and offers a good deal of storage space, making this a fantastic road trip candidate.The engine is still a small block Chevy V8, now displacing 327 cubic inches and wearing a few upgraded pieces of hardware. A polished Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carburetor sit between a set of finned valve covers for a period look, while 202 heads and roller rockers help make the most of the air/fuel mix. Lots of chrome, carefully finished inner fenders, and new accessories make the engine bay look fantastic and it's an easy cruiser thanks to a giant aluminum radiator, R134a refrigerant in the A/C system, and both power steering and power brakes. A 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is a big part of the reason this car is such a pleasure to drive and the recent dual exhaust system has a pleasant burble at idle and just enough of an edge on the roll to let you know this isn't a stock Nomad. The undercarriage is quite clean and includes a restored rear end and new gas tank tucked in there just ahead of the spare tire well. Traditional Torque Thrust wheels give it the right look and spin 215/60/15 front and 245/60/15 rear BFGoodrich radials.Fully sorted and ready to enjoy, this car just works like it should. With great looks, a wonderful color combination, and that Nomad appeal, this car delivers in a big way. Call now!