1955, 1956, 1957 Chevrolet Nomad


1955, 1956, 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Specifications
By 1957, trim on the Chevrolet Nomad was almost identical to the Bel Air.
By 1957, trim on the Chevrolet Nomad was almost identical to the Bel Air.
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The 1955-1957 Chevrolet Nomad is a rare collectible station wagon, made desirable by styling that was initially inspired by the Corvette.

Specifications

1955 Engines: ohv I-6, 235.5 cid (3.56 × 3.94), 123/136 bhp (manual/Powerglide); ohv V-8, 265 cid (3.75 × 3.00), 162 bhp (180 bhp with Power Pack option)

1956 Engines: ohv I-6, 235.5 cid (3.56 × 3.94), 140 bhp; ohv V-8, 265 cid (3.75 × 3.00), 162/170 bhp

1957 Engines: ohv I-6, 235.5 cid (3.56 × 3.94), 140 bhp; ohv-8, 265 cid (3.75 × 3.00), 162 bhp; 283 cid (3.88 × 3.00), 185/245/270 bhp (carbureted), 250/283 bhp (fuel injection)

Transmission: 3-speed manual; overdrive, 2-speed Powerglide and Turbo-glide (1957) automatics optional

Suspension front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs

Suspension rear: live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 115

Weight (lbs.): 3,285-3,465

Top speed (mph): 90-120

0-60 mph (sec): 8-11

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