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1957 Chevy Nomad Restomod – Corvette LS2 Motor

While some people enjoy a quality restoration that keeps everything true to the original specification of the car, others like to make subtle (or not so subtle) changes that are still sympathetic to the original look of the car but adding a variety of modern touches. This, in turn, can bring more performance and more safety into the mix.

Here’s a great example of a restored 57 Chevy Nomad that has had some tasteful restomod treatment.

Painted in “Scarlet Red” and sure to draw attention there is little, apart from the wheels, to say this isn’t a stock Nomad.

side view of a 57 Chevrolet Nomad
side view

Even from the rear things look pretty much stock. This Nomad still has the same generous cargo area it’s just you can haul your stuff that much faster now…

Rear view of a 57 Chevy Nomad restomod
rear view

Probe a little deeper and you’ll see there is certainly more to the eye.

It is under the hood is where the real magic is hidden – a 400 horsepower Corvette 6 liter LS2 V8 engine paired with a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission.

Corvette LS2 engine inside a 57 CHevy Nomad
Corvette LS2 engine

Mechanically the brake system has also been changed to power assisted disc brakes front and rear. It also has modern power steering and Vintage air, an old style but modern, air conditioning and heating system.

Inside, the interior has been tastefully brought up-to-date while respecting the original look and feel. It’s taken the already top-of-the-line station wagon to the next level.

Custom interior inside a modified 57 Chevrolet Nomad
Custom interior

So, how would you restore an old Nomad? Completely faithful to the original specification or by taking it to the next level with more modern features and even better performance?

This 1957 Chevy Nomad is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)

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