The Chevrolet Nomad station wagon was produced intermittently between 1955 and 1972, but the most coveted by collectors is the two door versions produced during the Chevy “Tri-Five” (1955-56-57) years. The 265 engine was scraped for 1957; replaced by the 283 and, offered only for the one year, a very rarely chosen option for the new engine was the “Super Turbo Fire V8”. This variation develops 283 hp (211 kW) by adding continuous fuel injection and was dubbed the “fuelie” by Chev fans. The sales of the Nomad Sport Wagon were down in ’57 and the full size platform is completely reinvented from the frame on up in ’58, so the Nomad wagon was shelved, at least for the next few years.
vehicle shown 502 CID V8
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