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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

Current Bid: $38,500 (USD) by: RMCAFEE

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Auction Type:  Reserve

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico


23,375 (Mi)

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350ci V8


Private Party






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Vehicle Story

This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad is a custom restomod with a Ram Jet 350ci V8 mated to a 700R 4-speed automatic transmission, Sanderson headers and dual transmission coolers, custom paint and interior, power four-wheel disc brakes, rear air shocks, Flowmaster exhaust, LizardSkin sound deadening, and much more. The lowered and mini-tubbed body is finished in Sunset, and Cashmere Pearl Metallic over 17" American Racing wheels and interior amenities include custom leather, updated air conditioning and heat, cruise control, and aftermarket gauges. The seller acquired the car from Southern California over a year ago and has since replaced the rear main seal and oil pan gasket. This "Tri-Five" Nomad is offered with service records and a clear New Mexico title in the seller's name.

A professional repaint was applied under prior ownership in Sunset Metallic and Cashmere Pearl Metallic. A 2" front drop was professionally installed during the restoration, and the window tint was added in the past year. The body and trim are original otherwise.

The rear end was mini-tubbed to accommodate the 255/50 tires, while 215/55 rubber can be found up front. Both sets are mounted on 17" American Racing wheels.

Interior modifications/upgrades include custom leather bench seats with matching door panels, German square-weave carpet, and updated air conditioning and heat. The exterior color was carried to the dash and steering wheel, and chrome trim can be found throughout.

Other interior creature comforts include an iPod/Satellite-compatible AM/FM radio, two-speed wipers, updated gauges, and cruise control. The five-digit odometer shows approximately 23k miles, 1,200 of which have been added by the seller. True mileage is not known.

Power is provided by a fuel-injected Ram Jet 350ci V8, which is paired to 700R 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and a 9" rear end with posi-traction. Sanderson headers, dual transmission coolers, and an aluminum radiator were installed during the restoration, and the battery, rear main seal, and oil pan gasket were replaced in 2020. The battery has been relocated to the rear compartment and is fitted with a hard-wired trickle charger and cutoff switch.

Handling and braking are managed by power four-wheel disc brakes and power rack and pinion steering. A Flowmaster exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers, rear air shocks, and LizardSkin spray-on sound deadening/undercoating reside underneath.

Records from the seller and previous owner will go with the car.

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February 28, 2021
11:24 AM

i guess these people are blind i see what i wat to see but these comment that they are telling you the only thing thye want is to get this as cheap as they can they now what it is worth but there to tight to pay what it is really worth if i had more then w hat the bids is now i would get it but i done so i hope you wil ; get what you want and dont sell for less

February 28, 2021
09:01 AM

BID: $38,500

February 28, 2021
07:09 AM

BID: $38,200

February 28, 2021
07:01 AM

BID: $37,900

February 27, 2021
08:23 PM

BID: $37,600

February 27, 2021
02:57 PM

@FrankN ... I definately don't blame you for the photos. The website should have told you to submit more pics before it went live. The car I bid on was close to show. Yours may also be show quality. But as President Regan said (and yes, I'm showing my age)... Trust but verify. I've heard of a lot of cars be described as show cars just because they have a $1,500 paint job. Just as I've heard a hundred times, that AC system just needs a little freon. Although there is a reasonably good chance that your car is everything you say, I'm not willing to take a $15k gamble if it's not. I wish you the best luck on the sale, and sincerely mean it when I say thank you for not taking my comment the wrong way. I hope my notation helps other potential sellers, and more importantly helps those assisting with the listings understand that it's better to wait until the car is fully presented to go live.

February 27, 2021
12:30 PM

BID: $37,300

February 27, 2021
11:59 AM

BID: $37,000

February 27, 2021
11:31 AM

BID: $35,500

February 27, 2021
10:46 AM

BID: $35,200

February 27, 2021
08:06 AM

BID: $34,800

February 27, 2021
12:14 AM

BID: $34,500

February 26, 2021
02:44 PM

BID: $33,800

February 26, 2021
02:43 PM

BID: $33,500

February 26, 2021
12:18 PM

BID: $32,300

February 26, 2021
11:22 AM

BID: $32,000

February 26, 2021
11:20 AM

BID: $31,300

February 26, 2021
11:18 AM

@CFD – To the seller, please don't take this the wrong way, but you seem to have a nice car, but what you have done is the poster child for how NOT to photograph a car for sale. 30 photos at distance showing us what a Nomad looks like, with no detail photos to show us the condition of trim pieces (chrome, stainless, etc.). And then just a couple distant photos of the interior with the sun and shadow splitting the shot. I hope everyone interested in selling a car through AutoHunter reads this post. ...

I accept your comments, this is my first car selling online. I used my iPad and the pictures looked great and when I enlarged them on screen the detail was clear. I’m sorry that the chrome and bright work was not clear enough to inspect closely. I can tell you for sure that both the chrome and bright work are in spectacular condition . The body is as straight as any you will find and hard pressed to find a paint blemish anywhere. I am 100% sure mine would be head and shoulders above the one that you bid on. My Nomad is a SHOW CAR and drives great. Your missing a show car that’s a fun driver. I’ll try to do better on the photos

February 26, 2021
11:11 AM

BID: $31,000

February 26, 2021
10:57 AM

BID: $30,600

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