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Written by Double Dragon
Friday, 14 November 2014 09:18

1969 CHEVROLET Nomad- Oakland, CA


Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown

The Nomad name traces back to the 1950s when exciting car names saturated the market with suggestive concepts. Car buyers were taking vacations and exploring the high quality highways being built throughout USA. Rambler was a fantastic evocative name for this time of freedom and exploration. General Motors tapped into that feeling with the Nomad name. As with so many other models the Nomad name was applied to various concepts throughout its history. Originally a 2 door wagon based on the full size Chevrolet platform the Nomad name later denoted a 4 door wagon. In 1962 Chevrolet dropped the station wagon specific names. Now a Nomad type station wagon was just an Impala wagon.

In 1968 the Nomad name was revived and applied to the intermediate sized Chevelle platform where it stayed until the end of the 1972 model year. The Nomad name rose again in 1976 when it was used on a Chevrolet Vega wagon and later still it was used for vans.

69 chevrolet nomad oakland ca driver side

Well hidden behind plants and sitting with gas tank cap missing and serious rust in the rear quarter this Nomad is clearly not going anywhere these days. Its days as a Nomad are over and it sits homebound.

69 chevrolet nomad oakland ca pass side

The moon caps are the only noticeable mods on this pretty original but thrashed car. Note the typical paint scorching caused by intense California sun.

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