It is not often that you find a top quality custom show car available for sale while its still in its prime. But this week Classic Car Studio out of the St Louis area is offering their premier custom build known as the Gone Mad ’55 Chevy Nomad. Cars-On-Line.com newsletter readers will remember when we covered this car when it was one of the top builds at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in 2016. Classic Car Studio told us it broke the mold on custom Tri-Five builds. It is the ultimate Mod Rod styling with cutting edge performance to match the build.
The Gone Mad ’55 Chevy Nomad was built in Classic Car Studio’s Speed Shop in Brentwood, Missouri. Scott France, welding and fabrication technician at the CCS Speed Shop said they kept all of the original classic lines of the iconic Chevy Nomad intact and blended it with the Mod Rod styling of today…flat paint and big wheels. The Basf Glasurit paint is called Krazy Kiwi with Truffle Butter Gold, a special mix just for this car. “We took our Billet Specialties wheels and had them shot peened to make them look like cast aluminum from back in the ’50s and ’60s, and had them painted to look like magnesium,” France told us. “We painted all the chrome with Kiwi Green and a Beach Bronze Brown on the top, flat and shiny, still goin’ with today’s style. Still keepin’ the classic lines.”
Look at over 100 photos of the Gone Mad ’55 Chevy Nomad on the CCS ad page. One of the build photos shows the the Roadster Shop Revo chassis with front mounted Flaming River power rack and pinion steering visible. They used a Wilwood Forged Pro spindle, Afco Pro Touring coilovers, ten gauge fully boxed, 4″X4″ frame rails, and Tri-Angulated 4-bar rear suspension.
The Western themed Relicate leatherite interior is a had crafted work of art. So unique. It includes a one piece woodgrain headliner and woodgrain interior trim. The custom fabricated sheet metal door panels, consoles, trunk panel, and mini tubs, plus custom fabricated belly pan were all done in the CCS Speed Shop.
But the high tech performance drivetrain really brings home what this classic custom is all about. Power comes from an intricately built Shafirrof Racing 509 W Motor producing 625 horsepower. All that power is transferred through a Bowler 4l80E with Bowler Compushift computer, bolstered by a Billet 9”x11” Triple Disc Lockup stall converter. It puts the power to the ground with a Ford 9″ rear end.
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You will want to read our feature story on this Gone Mad ’55 Chevy Nomad at the MyDreamCar.online blog page. There you’ll see an interview with Classic Car Studio’s Scott France from the 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals, plus more build info on this extraordinary classic custom hot rod.
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