St. Patrick’s Day Ready: 1960 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon Restomod – Sold!
In the late 1950’s, Chevrolet’s “Nomad” brand name lived up to its definition as the GM division shifted its use between various trim levels on four-door wagons between 1958 and 1961. For 1959, the Nomad name reflected the station wagon version of the Impala that year, a restomod version of which listed on Craigslist in West Babylon, New York (Long Island) where the current caretaker is asking $24,500 for this ten-year-old build. Using a stock V8-powered example as a proxy listed in the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his custom Noman priced $4,300 below the current #3 “Good” estimate of $28,800. If you are serious about buying this restomod, you can start the conversation by calling the seller between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm only at (631) 357-2602 and remember to tell him you saw his ad featured on GuysWithRides.com
Despite being a milestone vehicle design during its three-year, “Tri-Five” run, low sales motivated Chevrolet to discontinue the unique Nomad Sport Wagon design at the end of the 1957 model year when GM launch a new body for the following year. Despite dropping the innovative body style, Chevrolet continue to use the “Nomad” moniker on its top-trim wagon versions through 1961. While that meant ’58 and ’59 Nomads were the wagon versions for Bel-Air trimmed cars, by 1959 the name represented the Impala wagon as that became the top-of-the-line car. Besides the wagon body, the most noticeable difference between it and the rest of the Impala line was the use of two tail lights due to the design of the tailgate.
Despite being a ten-year-old build, based on the pictures provided this restomod Nomad appears to remain in excellent condition. The biggest clue on the quality of this build is the wiring underneath the hood, which looks neat and well assembled. There is a lot of car here that as the seller alludes to, you cannot replicate at the price he is offering it for. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1960 Nomad Wagon (and yes, they were called NOMAD in 1960! It’s an Impala really that chevy made into a wagon…LOL) Car started out as a Texas rust free car and the build began! Very nice older restoration with many upgrades and would cost you $100k to build today with price of a solid car to start! Pics show most of what of what was done. Engine is 383 stroker with newer fuel injection added and automatic overdrive transmission. This is a real cruiser and the car was done pretty nicely 10 years ago. Leather interior looks great, as you can see. Suspension was done during restoration while it was lowered and all new front end components were installed along with all bushings, shocks, etc. Power steering, power disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors, upgraded sound system, digital dash and so much more! Underneath the car is very nice and solid as pictures will show you! I will add more tomorrow because there are so many things that I am forgetting!“
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