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    Did they make factor solid color 1955-1957 Nomads

    Did they produce factory solid color 1955 thru 1957 Nomads ?

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    Yes they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_L View Post
    Yes they did.
    Rick , thanks for the info .

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    Another comment to Dom's question on solid color Nomads.

    Essentially ALL of the colors in Chevrolet's gamut were available as a 'solid color', in fact single solid colors were the 'standard' and two tone was an option at a slightly higher price on all trifives. That said, as Nomads were a very expensive car to begin with, 'most' Nomads were built in two tone configuration, and of course since AC was not a hugely popular option (due to $cost), most Nomads are painted with the lighter color on the roof to help with heat absorption during summer!

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    I know that in 1956 solid color black was available for Nomads. I had a friend with an un-restored original Nomad in the 1970s that was solid black (with factory AC).

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    Here are the single color paint codes for the 1957 production year.

    Paint Code Paint Name Color
    793 Onyx Black
    794 Imperial Ivory
    795 Larkspur Blue
    796 Harbor Blue
    797 Surf Green
    798 Highland Green
    799 Tropical Turquoise
    800 Colonial Cream
    801 Canyon Coral
    802 Matador Red
    803 Coronado Yellow
    804 Inca Silver
    805 Sierra Gold
    806 Adobe Beige
    821 Dusk Pearl
    823 Laurel Green
    Pat Chappel's 'the hot one' book lists the following qualifiers:
    *Bel Air Convertible only: 801, 803, 821 and 823.
    *210 and BA only: 804.

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    I got out my Classic Chevy Judging and Restoration Guidelines Manual. I read the charts for single color paint for all three years. I had to use a magnifying glass to read the fine print. For '55 it did not list Nomad as available for one single color. For '56 it listed Onyx Black and Inca Silver as the only single colors available for Nomad. For '57 it showed all Bel Airs could have any single color available.

    Apparently not many people ordered single color Nomads, but they could if they wanted to.

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