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Encyclopedia > Chevrolet Nomad
1955 Chevrolet advertising art designed to promote its station wagon vehicle. The Nomad - the marque's halo vehicle of the year - was featured at the top of the mass print advertisement.
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1955 Chevrolet advertising art designed to promote its station wagon vehicle. The Nomad - the marque's halo vehicle of the year - was featured at the top of the mass print advertisement.

The Chevrolet Nomad was station wagon produced by the Chevrolet Motor Division of the General Motors Corporation produced from 1955 to 1961. The Nomad is best remembered as a two-door station wagon, and commonly associated with the "surf" culture of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Nomad was considered Chevrolet's halo model during its three year production as a two door sport-wagon. Chevrolet, or Chevy for short, is a brand of automobile, now a division of General Motors. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A halo model is a subjective term used to describe a production automobile designed to showcase the talents and resources of an automotive company, with the intent to draw consumers into their showrooms and entice them to buy their product. ...


Chevrolet Nomad Sport Wagon 1955-1957

The two-door sport wagon Nomad differed from other station wagons of the era by having unique styling more reminiscent of a hardtop than as a standard station wagon. Chevrolet shared this body with its sister Pontiac Motor Division which marketed their version as the Pontiac Safari. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1960 Pontiac Bonneville Safari, fitted with aftermarket wheels. ...


The Nomad’s unique design had its roots in a General Motors Motorama show car of the same name that was based on the Corvette. General Motors approved production of the vehicle if the design could be transferred to its full-size models because top GM brass felt that they could sell more models if it were attached to the popular Bel Air model range. French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate. ... 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air The Chevrolet Bel Air was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1950 through 1975 model years. ...


While considered to be a milestone vehicle design, General Motors discontinued the specialty wagon at the end of the 1957 model year to focus on attention on its upcoming new halo vehicles like the Chevrolet Bel Air Impala. A Halo vehicle in automobile marketing is one designed and marketed to promote sales of other vehicles within a marque. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon 1958-1961

For the 1958 model year, Chevrolet applied the Nomad model name to its traditional top-line four-door station wagon in its Bel Air model series. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air The Chevrolet Bel Air was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1950 through 1975 model years. ...


In 1959, The Nomad was transferred to the expanded Impala model range which had replaced the Bel Air as the top-line Chevrolet model series. Chevrolet continued to use the Nomad series name until the end of the 1961 model year, when all Chevrolet station wagons adopted their parent series name. The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


References

  • Gunnell, John, Editor (1987). The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Kraus Publications. ISBN 0-87341-096-3.

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