Jet Age Station Wagons: 1957 Chevrolet BelAir Nomad Station Wagon

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I’m going to break a rule here. Generally I can find something more interesting to photograph at a car show than just another ’57 Chevy. Still, there’s a reason, or many reasons, why the last of the “tri-five” Chevys has been a perennial favorite with both enthusiasts and the general public. Of course there’s a pecking order for ’57 Chevys with four door sedans at the bottom, then two door sedans, then the pillarless four door hardtops. At the top of the hierarchy are two doors, the hardtop BelAirs, the convertibles and the Nomad station wagons. Four door wagons have never been nearly as popular with collectors as the less practical Nomads and with wagons currently being in vogue with car enthusiasts, the two door ’57 Chevy wagons have probably never been more popular. So if there’s a stereotypical car that I wouldn’t shoot at a show it’s a ’57 Nomad. Just way too popular for an elitist like myself. On the other hand… in a group of station wagons from the late 1950s, how could you not include a Nomad? I don’t like to use the word iconic but if there ever was an iconic 1950s car, it was the Nomad and to be invited to participate in a show of the Concours of America, it has to be a particularly nice example. I’m no expert on old Chevys but this one looked perfect.

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