1955 was a record year for Detroit car sales (7.1 million) and Chevrolet produced 1.7 million or 24 percent. This was a record number for any automaker of the times.
The One-Fifty was Chevrolet’s lowest priced line. There were five Body Styles: 2 Door Sedan, Utility Sedan, 4 Door Sedan, Station Wagon (Handyman) and the Sedan Delivery (2-Door Sedan shown below)
The Two-Ten was Chevrolet’s middle priced line. There were six Body Styles: 2 door Sedan, 4 door Sedan, Club Coupe, Sport Coupe, Station Wagon (Townsman), Station Wagon (Handyman). (2-Door Sedan shown below)
The Bel-Air was Chevrolet’s top of the line. There were six Body Styles: 2 door Sedan, 4 Door Sedan, Sport Coupe, Station Wagon (Beauville), Station Wagon ( Nomad), Convertible (2-Door Hardtop shown below)
Other body styles not shown above, include the Bel Air Convertible, 4 Door Sedan, Sedan Delivery, Handyman 2 Door Wagon, Beauville 4 Door Wagon, and the coveted 2 Door Nomad. (The following pictures have been supplied courtesy of Dan Palatnik @ Palat.com)
1955 Chevrolet - Nomad Series
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.