By 1957, trim on the Chevrolet Nomad was almost identical to the Bel Air.

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1955, 1956, 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Specifications

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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