Chevrolet Nomad (1957) By Official PR | March 15, 2023 - 11:56 am |July 14, 2023 Historic The strikingly sleek Chevy Nomad of 1955-1957 brought mid-century modern design to the utilitarian station wagon. The Nomad got its name, along with its unique roofline and rear body treatment, from a 1954 GM Motorama Corvette concept wagon conjured up by GM design chief Harley Earl – father, as well, of the 1953 Corvette roadster. Follow Us On Twitter: @Wheelz_English Encouraged by the show car’s reception, and mindful that America’s burgeoning suburbs were absorbing ever more station wagons, Chevrolet developed the Nomad into a premium Bel Air-level “halo” model for their 1955-57 regular wagon lines. The Nomad two-door sport wagon design was produced through 1957. Each of the three model years still has its passionate followers – the original Nomads have never gone out of style. Follow Us on Reddit 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Nomad was the special and sporty Chevrolet 2-door sports station wagon, with 1957 as its last and final build in a three year run. The name Nomad continued but as a 4-door model from 1958 on and sold far better than in 2-door style. All 2-door style tri-five Nomads are very collectible today and are especially highly prized as factory originals. Just 6,103 Nomad models were built for 1957, with a total three year model build of 22,375. Wheelbase: 115.0 in (292.10 cm) Weight: 3470.00 lbs (1,573.97 kg) Engine: 283 cid, ohv V8, cast iron block/heads, 220 hp Tagged Chevrolet. Bookmark the permalink.