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Chevrolet Nomad (1956)


Chevrolet Nomad (1956)

The Nomad was the top-of-the-range Chevy available from 1955 to 1957. The hottest news in 1955 was the use of the all-new small-block V8 which, displacing 265ci (4.3-liter), turned the sedans and station wagons into some of the best performers of their day. The Nomad was different to other station wagons because it was a two-door body with lifting tailgate, but its was sportingly handsome. The original car used leaf springs at the rear and double wishbones at the front, and pushed out just 162bhp (121kW) from its V8. This car has gone someway further, using 1986 Corvette front and rear suspension plus a lowered ride height for excellent handling, while the old 265 has been replaced by a fully-balanced 358ci (5.8-liter) small-block Chevy with ported heads and a B&M supercharger. So good are the Nomad's lines, little has changed except custom paint and Boyds alloys.

Chevrolet Nomad (1956) Specifications

Top speed:131 mph (210 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):5.5 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:358 ci (5,866 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:400 bhp (298 kW) @ 4,800 rpm
Max torque:420 lb ft (568 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Weight:3,352 lb (1,523 kg)
Economy:8.4 mpg (3 km/I)
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