1957 Chevrolet Nomad$98,995

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Price: $98,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Lithia Springs, GA
Price Analysis: Poor Deal, 21.0% above market avg. What's this?
Before we go into the details on this spectacular 1957 Chevy Nomadand#44; please take a few moments to look at the photos...<br /> <br><br> Back? Goodand#44; because you can plainly see that this is one heck of a car. Professionally builtand#44; theres not a single surface or component that hasnt been tweakedand#44; polishedand#44; rebuilt or replaced in some wayand#44; delivering what might be the ultimate rod for the guy with a family. The 57 Nomad is arguably the best-looking of all the shoebox Chevysand#44; so it didnt make sense to modify the sheetmetal in any major way. Insteadand#44; they spent the time and money on getting everything as straight as possibleand#44; then covered it in bright electric blue and white pearl paint using the factory trim to provide a two-tone that the factory never offered (but should have). As you saw in the photosand#44; the surfaces are so smooth and flat that reflections show virtually zero distortion and the brilliant shine of the urethane paint is simply dazzling in the sunlight. The anodized panel on the quarters adds a neat third element to the color combinationand#44; and things like the grille and hood emblem were properly gold anodized for a factory look. The rest of the chrome was treated to a show-quality re-plateand#44; the stainless was polished up to matchand#44; and those Fuel Injection badges on the front fenders arent just for show.<br /> <br><br> Theres more awesomeness inside where the combination of old and new is so tastefully done that its hard to find the line. The blue and white houndstooth upholstery has a very OEM lookand#44; although it was obviously not stock in 1957. The front bench seatand#44; however is a correct piece with tilting back rests for access to the rear seating area. New carpets with the correct weave and nap were installed and custom door panels were created using the original pattern and the modern materials. Of courseand#44; its got all the modern conveniences like A/Cand#44; a tilt columnand#44; and a modern stereo systemand#44; but none of it detracts from the fairly stock-looking dashboard. The steering wheel is a modern billet piece that looks quite at home in the 57 and the original instrument panel is filled with modern gauges from Classic Instruments. In backand#44; theres a gorgeous cargo bay thats just too nice to use for hauling anythingand#44; but the solution is the custom-made quilted bed liner that matches the upholstery and protects that gorgeous oak.<br /> <br><br> Its still got Chevy powerand#44; delivered in the form of a fuel-injected Corvette LT1 V8. Its a tidy package in the 57s engine bayand#44; and with color-matched valve coversand#44; a lot of polished aluminum and a serpentine belt drive accessory systemand#44; it looks fantastic. A lot of effort went into hiding the wiring and plumbingand#44; so the look is ultra-cleanand#44; yet serviceability is quite good. Power 4-wheel disc brakesand#44; a lowered suspension with tubular A-arms up frontand#44; and fat sway bars at both ends means that it drives more like a Camaro than a station wagonand#44; and you can see that the chassis is as highly detailed as the rest of the car. A 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission powers a 9-inch Ford rear endand#44; and with 3.25 gears and a Posi insideand#44; it just loafs along at highway speeds. Gorgeous 17-inch wheels are a new twist on an old favorite and wear 245/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear performance radials.<br /> <br><br> Every bit as amazing as it looksand#44; this is the kind of car that makes everyone else stop what theyre doing and have a look. And the good news is that it drives even better than it looks. Call today!