Current Bid: $38,500 (USD) by:
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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.