Barrett-Jackson kicks off their inaugural Northeast Auction this week in Incasville, Conn., at the Mohegan Sun casino. While perusing their outstanding list of 42 Corvettes on the docket (thanks to our friends at Vette-N-Vestments for the list), a classic hybrid restomod caught our eye.
Scheduled for Saturday is Lot # 646.1 – a custom 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon featuring both Corvette looks and Corvette power.
Starting with the exterior looks, the 1955 Nomad features the front end treatment of the early Corvettes including one round headlight per side separated by the Corvette’s toothy chrome grille. More directly, this Chevy Nomad takes on the look of the nearly-produced 1954 Chevrolet Nomad Concept that GM showed off during the 1954 Motorama shows.
The Nomad Wagon’s beautifully black paint highlighted with chrome rides on a frame featuring the front suspension and rear axle from the C4 Corvette ZR-1. Under the hood rests a 405-hp DOHC LT-5 V8 engine which is coupled with the ZF 6-Speed manual. This Nomad also features long-tube headers and a Edelbrock stainless-steel crossflow muffler so we can imagine it sounds pretty sweet.
The final touches of the ZR-1 are the C4 Corvette’s brakes and drilled rotors which are then covered with polished 17″ 1994 ZR-1 wheels on ZR-rated Goodyear Eagle tires.
Inside, the cabin features a retro look with modern touches. The dash is perfect example showcasing the 1950s design with the silver honeycomb accents while a digital dash keeps the driver informed while driving. We also like the push button seat belts which remind us of the seatbelts in our midyear Corvette.
Check out these pictures of the 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction:
Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction starts today and runs through Saturday, June 25th. You can catch much of the auctin live on Velocity. Click here for the auction schedule.