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Lot 745: Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon

Collector Car Auction, Auctions America (1 August 2013)

Chevrolet had a very successful year in 1957, managing to outsell its archrival Ford with a highly developed model line that remains, in the eyes of many observers, among the most appealing postwar automobiles. More than visually beautiful, the 1957 Chevrolets also offered a wide and growing variety of powerful engine choices and a long list of optional features and amenities, topped by the very desirable Bel Air series. Perhaps the most memorable Bel Air model was the unique Nomad two-door station wagon, the most expensive of the seven available Bel Air body types. With its modern hardtop roof design, airy greenhouse and distinctive, sweeping B-pillar, the Nomad was tremendously attractive and with limited production of just 6,103 units for 1957. It remains highly sought-after and collectible to this day and is considered the beauty queen of the American station wagon. The Bel Air Nomad on offer is powered by a V-8 engine of unspecified size and power that is mated to an automatic transmission. The car has recently been restored, and it looks splendid in its Cascade Green and Polo White two-tone presentation, complemented by a two-tone interior. It has been driven approximately 3,000 miles since completion and is reported to run and drive great. Air conditioning adds to the driving pleasure. The undercarriage reflects the same level of quality as seen in the rest of the Chevrolet. Distinctive and beautiful brightwork further distinguishes this model. Factory spinner hubcaps and whitewall tires complete the period style that has remained timeless.

Lot Details
Auction Collector Car Auction
Auctions America, Burbank, California
TypeCar
Lot Number745
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)$52800
Year1957
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