The second year of Chevy Nomad production could be defined by one word.
1956 Nomad courtesy of the South-40 Collection
by Levi Watson Photography by Colin Date
The 1950s saw some of the most radical and progressive automotive styling ever. Across the pond, Europeans were building sleek, curvaceous sports cars, but in the U.S. auto styling began to take cues from machines of flight. After World War II leading into the Space Race, American cars began to develop aviation inspired attributes like fins and cross hairs. The Chevy Nomad fell directly into this category, but it also had a lot of unique features making it instantly recognizable. The Nomad was designed to have the sporty look of a hardtop combined with the utility of a station wagon. This concept, combined with the unique styling features like the forward swept B-pillars and the wrap-around rear side glass helped turn the Nomad into the icon it is today. Continue reading