`56 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad: The “Queen of the Line!”

November 6th, 2019

The 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad two-door station wagons are some of the most beautifully designed vehicles ever to come out of General Motors or any other automobile manufacturer. The Nomad was based on a GM styling exercise, the “Corvette Nomad” station wagon, which debuted at GM’s “Motorama” at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City in 1954. The public’s reaction to this concept car was so enthusiastic that Harley Earl, GM’s Vice President of Design, ordered the Chevrolet studio staff to work up the Nomad’s major design features on the new `55 Chevrolet model. The rest is history! Today, collector car values for all three model years of the Nomad remain very strong. This Crocus Yellow and Onyx Black `56 Nomad once graced my driveway – wish I still owned it!