Rebuilding History: ’56 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad 500Hp LS3 Pro Touring Build Project

The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad is a classic station wagon model that was part of the Chevrolet Bel Air lineup. The LS3 engine is a modern, high-performance V8 engine developed by General Motors. Installing an LS3 engine in a 1956 Bel Air Nomad would give the car a significant increase in horsepower and torque, as well as improve overall performance. It would also require additional upgrades to the car’s drivetrain and suspension to handle the increased power.

A 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad LS3 Pro Touring Build Project would involve taking a classic 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad and upgrading it with modern performance features, such as an LS3 engine, suspension, and braking components. The goal of the project would be to create a vintage car that handles and performs like a modern sports car while still maintaining the iconic look of the original Nomad.

Wagons are roomy and comfortable…great for families really. Over the years enthusiast have discovered they are really useful for hauling parts, long road trips, evening camping at swap meets. So combine all that usefulness into one of the sexiest body styles ever produced, and you have the Nomad. 

Now that TriFive era cars are at an all time high in collector car value, the Nomad finds itself right up at the top with the likes of convertibles. Who would have ever guessed station wagons would be some sought after…well, you might after you drive one.

Upgrades include an Art Morrison chassis, 4 wheel disc brakes, and a new GM Performance 495hp LS3 engine. Here is a video of latest Nomad build done in a Resto-Mod fashion which basically maintains the Nomad’s stock sheet metal appearance with heavy upgrades to its handling and performance. //

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