Rover, wanderer, nomad, vagabond . . .
I have never met someone who doesn’t like a Nomad. Shoebox Chevys are, of course, some of the most popular cars and most easily recognizable shapes in the world. You can’t go to any retro diner, cruise-in, or car show without seeing a handful of them. From wild drag racers to restomods to numbers-matching originals, people have been driving and customizing this venerable machine for decades. Now, here’s your chance to own what I think is one of the best-looking cars ever made.
The ad is short on details:
57 Nomad power steering,power brakes,air,padded dash smokless ash tray $55,000
But the pictures offer us a little more information.
The interior appears to be mostly original, with a vinyl cover over the seat and some new paint on the dash.
That instantly classic rear profile is just gorgeous. Plus, look at all that chrome!
My biggest beef with these cars, the ’57 in particular, is the price they’re bringing these days. As you would probably agree, $55,000 is a lot of money for any car, much less a 2-door wagon. However, people ask these prices because someone is willing to pay them. Market forces, baby.
How about you? Would take a chance on this Nomad, or would you let it drift on down road?
[Source: Seattle Craigslist]