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Projects "Barn", er, uh Beside the house find Nomad, wish it were mine!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kennkat, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,383


    So... I got a call from a good customer of mine last week to go look at a 55 Nomad that he was interested in buying to restore.. When we got there to see it this is what we found! WOW! He got every single piece and most were still on the car as you can see! The original 265 had been removed and a 283 installed but it ALL came with the car!! The car has 170K on it, was purchased in 1961 from the local Chevy dealer's "OK Used Car" lot for $800..
    Parked inside from 1976 until 2009, then covered up beside the garage... NO RUST, really! Has power brakes, steering, power seats & plans are a 100% resto... Was painted once, by the owner back in will go back to the Seafoam Green & White paint scheme... Here it is as we found it! Ain't She a Beauty???:):):)

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  2. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,383


    Got her home and on the wash-rack. Note the 265 on the ground...Dig those Appliance "Wire-Mags!" - Only one set of tires ever on them since new and they still have 90%+ tread, rotted of course.... That's the factory spare on the right front... got the stock wheels and hubcaps too! :):):):)

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  3. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,273


    Nice find! At first I thought the wheelwells were cut & re-formed....nice job, but I googled it and found they were like that from the factory unlike the sedans
  4. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,041

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    My favorite year the radiused rear wheel wells on them.
    Your customer is a very lucky guy.

  5. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3,398

    from michigan

    wow! great find.Nice car, especially with the options and the diecast trim intact.
  6. WOW! Awesome score! That's the stuff dreams are made of!
  7. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,265


    Wow, that is one unreal find. All there & in great shape. Someone at one time really wanted that car red, to go to the trouble to repaint the dash, etc. Most would have taken the easy route & just picked a color to match the interior. Very cool find.
  8. wingman9
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 804

    from left coast

    Only on the 55s. On the 56 and 57 Nomads they were just like the sedans. Must be the reason I always liked the 55s best. Great find.
  9. Great find for sure....Wish it was mine.
  10. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 362

    from tn

    i've been told there not worth much anymore---but I might take it off your hands for a small fee
  11. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,304

    from USA

    that ones worth 15 k EASY

  12. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,383


    :):):) - Yep, after the one I saw sell on ebay 3 days ago for $6500 with no trim and little glass, see thru floors and rockers,:eek::eek::eek: I think it is easily worth $20K+... My customer paid considerably less.... :):):)
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  13. Fedman
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,163


    Great Car, and the price.......... cannot say what i am thinking.:D
  14. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


  15. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,525


    One sold local about the same shape. Still had original paint.
  16. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    The OG color could be Sea Mist Green or Regal Turquoise with a India Ivory top. That was the OG color of my 55 Nomad. Nice find, luck guy and a smart guy too for redoing it OG. Too many young turds want to cut up old classics that are becoming more scarce.
  17. Then I'll say it, HOLY FUCK!-MIKE:eek::D:p
  18. Nice looking car. HRP
  19. racemad55
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,149


    Or neptune green, The cowltag will tell, With green &beige interior the outside could have also been harvest gold (yellow) like mine was originally.
  20. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 640


    Ten Grand for that was a steal! Lucky Guy.
  21. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    'You Suck' does not begin to convey my'll do for a start
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  22. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Next to a Model A coupe the 55 Nomad is my favorite.
    Well every car is my favorite but the Nomad is right up there. Thanks for telling the price. So many won't. We are all thinking and wondering so why not?
    A real bargain. You can call this a barn find, a garage find, or beside the house find. Whatever it is ,it's a great find. I guess the next guy that calls my 55 handyman a Nomad I'll thank him. It was a highway find. Saw it going down the road. Then in the paper for sale. Then in a front yard.
  23. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,383


    :):):) I need to check the paint code... and post it when I do. Yes you are right... I cringe every time I see a "tri-5 chevy" with 22's!!:eek::eek::eek:
    Here is the "whole story" - my customer was chosen by the family to get this car as they know that is exactly what he will do with it... return it to it's OEM best. The sad part is that the man sold it as he is now 77 and dying of leukemia...:(:(:( But the 'Mad will live on :):):)
  24. Love those tri fives 55 is my favorite. Nice find.
  25. ssffnomad
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 654


    Good for you, very nice.
    I would not get within 100' of that Nomad with a Spray Gun. But that's just me.
  26. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,383


    :):):) I so agree with you... I would rebuild the suspension, wiring and power train and Drive It! :):):) But this way is better, I think,:confused::confused::confused: as it will be an important piece of automotive history well preserved. :):):)
  27. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,324


    Great score from the Gold Country!
  28. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,880

    from east , tn.

  29. skinnydude
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 169


    My 2 cents 55 were the nicest !!!!!
  30. Sky Pilot
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
    Posts: 697

    Sky Pilot

    nice find i know where one like that is sitting since 72 copper the guy has been hot n cold for years still trying to work him 10g,s for the body complete missing one eyebrow :cool:

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