This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad is a fresh fully restored example of THE ultimate motoring icon. It is a beautifully built custom classic that is thoughtful right down to the bolts (seriously, just check out the undercarriage photos.) And this is not just built to be a car show stunner. You also have all the best driving upgrades, including a fuel-injected V8, overdrive transmission, and a custom leather-lined A/C interior. So if you love to drive your legends, the ultimate one is up for grabs right now. If you want unmatched desirability, it helps to start here. After all, the Nomad was the most expensive and rarest Bel Air model in 1957. So its history is secured. But while all Nomads are classic car royalty, this one is the king. It was given a full multi-year restoration that was only completed a few months ago. And since there's less than 300 miles on this one, it retains the unmistakable look of an investment that rivals what other people pay for comfortable homes. You know they took the time to get everything right. The Machine Silver is a stunning color with such a smooth and brilliant finish that it gives this car its own gravity that lures people in for a closer look. It's the kind of brilliance most people want on their chrome, and so to rival the paint for shine, we suspect there was as much invested in the brightwork as most people do for an entire car. That's why the wide grille is shining, the tailgate slats are so crisp, and ladies will use the one-piece California rear bumper to check their lipstick. The full-length trim with bright fan-style rear is a true icon all on its own, and so on an example like this, it's looking like an unbroken line of pure shine. While we love it for the classic details, this one also hints a something more. Smoothing out some of the trim and adding 18-inch Ridler wheels that as bright as the bumpers let everyone know this restoration went way beyond stock. You can win awards for the interior all on its own, and that's because there was over $20k invested just to get the full custom setup finished in a supple and bold red leather. Everyone who is lucky enough to be a guest in this car gets amazingly comfortable bucket seats. Plus, the fronts power adjust to the ideal position. This beautiful material is coordinating on the all the side panels to give it a uniform appearance that everyone loves to see at the shows. As the name suggests, the Nomads are meant to cruise the open road. So this has well-integrated features to keep everyone comfortable. It includes a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner with aux input for your iPod, cup holders, and a full-length waterfall center console. There's cold-blowing air conditioning, and the modern R134a system was adapted to a rare factory A/C dash. And like any good custom classic, the best treats are reserved for the driver. You get an upgraded steering wheel that keeps the classic style but offers a better grip. Its mounted on a tilt column so you can get a clear view to the upgraded Classic Instruments gauges that fit in the factory housings. While all you have to do is park this Nomad for the crowds to fall in love/lust with it, we also know you won't be able to resist lifting the hood. 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. The motor was rebuilt for added power, and Forge Speed did the final tuning to an estimated 300+ horsepower. It has an amazing presentation with smooth inner walls, carefully hidden wires, custom Nomad engine covers, and the block was even painted to match the red interior. As stunning as this all looks, it was also built to be a driver. That's why you have a four-speed automatic transmission w/highway-friendly overdrive, power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, sway bars front & rear, and an overall comfy ride that comes well-sourced fresh components. The undercarriage photos show you that this was a thoughtful build, right down to the polished and stainless bolts. Even the frame was made to show off with its painted and smoothed presentation. So you may install a lift in your garage just to show off this level of detail. These are some of the most demanding components to have so if you must have a truly rare classic that is truly a step above the rest, this Nomad is the only one that will do. Call now!
- Body Types station_wagon
- Fuels Gasoline
- Transmission 4 Speed Automatic w/ Overdrive
- Exterior Colour Machine Silver
- Number of Doors 2
- Interior Colour Torch Red
- VIN CODE VC57K186197