Sunday, January 30, 2011

1957 Chevrolet Nomad

Produced from 1955 to 1957 as a two-door station wagon, the Chevrolet Nomad is one of the best regarded GM vehicles of the period by aficionados. In 1957 the V8 engine displacement increased to 283 cubic inches (4,638 cc) from 265 in 1957, with the "Super Turbo Fire V8" option producing 283 horsepower (211 kW) with the help of continuous fuel injection.

While considered by many to be to be a milestone vehicle design, GM discontinued the original Nomad Sport Wagon at the end of the 1957 model year due to low sales and the introduction of a new body for 1958. The Nomad continued to the 1961 model year, then was dropped, only to be revived again between 1968 and 1972.  (Publicity photos and Pat Durkin photo)

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