Vin Car Pic: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

1957 Chevy Nomad. (GM archive PR image)

Chevrolet calls out the 1957 Nomad two-door wagon in a release that highlights 24 vehicles that helped define the brand in the U.S. market. The strikingly sleek Chevy Nomad of 1955-1957 brought midcentury modern design to the utilitarian station wagon, according to the release.

“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. 

“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.”

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