CNA, also known as The Chevrolet Nomad
Association, is a friendly, family oriented group dedicated to the preservation
and restoration of the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolet Nomad. It was founded in
1989 after the disbandment of the National Nomad Club, which had been in
existence since 1970.
History of the Nomad
Nomad was a 1954 proto-type that debuted at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in
New York City for General Motors Motorama. It has been called the WALDORF
ever since. It was such a huge success that some of the unique features
were applied to a Chevrolet Belair two-door station wagon and it was put
into production as a Nomad in 1955.
Creation of the Nomad
All of the bodies were made at the Cleveland plant and shipped to the Flint, Baltimore, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Janesville, Tarrytown, Atlanta, Kansas City, Oakland, Willow Run, and Norwood plants to be assembled. Some of the unique features of the Nomad are the chrome tailgate bars, the ribbed roof and of course, the slanted "B" pillars.
There were 8,530 Nomads produced in 1955.
There were 8,103 Nomads produced in 1956.
There were 6,534 Nomads produced in 1957.