2006 Woodward Dream Pre-Cruise: The 1956 Chevy Bel Air Nomad


We've left one Starbucks already this morning due to an ant infestation, and as we were on our way to a non-infested coffee shop / wifi spot to resume our bloggorhea-like coverage of the hoopla leading up to the 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise, we happened upon this little gem on the corner of 13 Mile Rd and Woodward Avenue. It's a beautiful restored 1956 Chevy Bel Air Nomad complete with an Edelbrock engine. Although the Nomad first appeared as a Corvette-based concept vehicle in 1954, the two-door wagon was assigned to the Bel Air series and given a unique body and trim specifically for the model. And oh, that trim — especially the fins. As the owner explained to us:

"...you can always tell the difference between the 1955, 1956 and 1957. The 1957's fins go much higher, but the 1955's...well...they look like a part of a woman's anatomy."

Make a guess which piece of the female anatomy he meant. Farago, no fair cheating.

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