Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!
DAY THREE: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
Daryl Skaar’s “family” will eventually stop growing, but probably not until he runs out of 1955 Chevrolets to restore.
The latest delivery from the stork to Skaar’s shiny red clan is a stunning 1955 Chevy Nomad wagon. When Skaar first bought the wagon it certainly wasn’t the eye-popping specimen it is today, but when you’re adopted into a family like he has assembled, the standards are pretty high.
“You can’t have a Chevy family without a Nomad — not a ’55 family anyway,” joked Skaar, a resident of Hudson, Wis. Skaar’s assemblage started with a 1955 Bel Air convertible, which he completely restored and he now considers his “driver” of the bunch.
The car had changed hands at least twice previously, been ticketed to become a street rod and then been the target of thieves. It was owned at one time by a couple from Atlanta, who then sold it to a body shop owner. “He was going to do what guys typically do to Nomads, he was going to street rod the damn thing — or modify it at least,” Skaar said.
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