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1955 Chevrolet Nomad
The Chevy Nomad had a special hardtop styling

1955 Chevrolet Nomad

The Nomad was a proto-type that debuted as a Corvette Nomad at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City for General Motors Motorama in 54' . It has been called the WALDORF ever since. As a large success and huge hit the unique features were applied to a Chevrolet Belair two-door station wagon and put into production as a Nomad in 1955. The bodies were made at the Cleveland plant, and where then shipped to the Flint, Baltimore, St. Louis, Tarrytown, Atlanta, Kansas City, Oakland, Los Angeles, Jamestown, Willow Run, and Norwood plants for assembly.


1955 Chevrolet Nomad Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Nomad Series - 6-cyl
2429 55-1064DF 2 dr Nomad Station Wagon $2,472 3,300 lbs 6,103*
Nomad Series - V8
2429 55-1064DF 2 dr Nomad Station Wagon $2,571 3,270 lbs 6,103*

* Total production includes both 6-cylinder and V8 combined

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair and on the driver-side door post on Corvette). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.

First Symbol - Engine Type
V - V-8 Six Cylinder Vehicles Did Not Have A Letter
Second Symbol - Model
A - 150 D - Sedan Delivery
B - 210 E - Corvette
C - Bel Air  
Third & Fourth Symbol - Model Year
53 - 1953 54 - 1954 55 - 1955 56 - 1956
Fifth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (T) Tarrytown, New York
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

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