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Chevrolet "Alter Nomad" Caprice – Click above for high-res image gallery

There are certain truths about Chevrolet wagons that we hold to be self-evident. Fourth generation long-roof Caprice models are all kinds of awesome, especially when packing the luscious Corvette-sourced 5.7-liter LT1 under the hood. Additionally, the '57 Nomad is one of the most beautiful wagons to ever prowl the wide open spaces of our fine country. That doesn't mean that we're all for blending the two vehicles together, though. That didn't stop one Thomas Taylor of California from penning the beastie you see above. Rolling under the "Alter Nomad" banner, the vehicle is a whole heap of almost awesome.

While the fin work out back does much to banish the bubble rear of the Caprice, tricks like the rocket hood spears and painted chrome insets make our stomachs churn. The saddest part of this tale is the fact that this particular machine rolls with the weaker 5.0-liter V8. Even with a remarkably low 81,116 miles on the odometer, the mill isn't exactly on our list of world-class lumps. If this kind of kit is your bag of marbles, head over to eBay Motors for a closer look. While the auction has just ended, the bidding only got up to $6,500 with an unmet reserve, so we're thinking if you want to make this trans-generational mashup yours, all you have to do is call the dealer, Discover Classic Cars in Arizona, and raid your piggy bank.



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ha! Why not pair this with a mercury sable wagon made to look like a Falcon sedan delivery.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is there an engine under the hood? If so, then why is the front end so high up?

      Snark was right: kill it with fire.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like the h/k/t idolaters are out in force.
      • 4 Years Ago
      there are people in this country with the money to create crap like this, and I'm always one month's rent away from living on the street.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What's more shocking is that there are people willing to pay for other's terrible custom cars. How anybody put a bid for $6,500 for this monstrocity blows my mind.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugly face . . . great butt!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best. Blind spot. Ever.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I threw up a little in my mouth.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the inverse of 'tasteful'.
      • 4 Years Ago
      not sure which is worse, this or the Maserati hearse... I'm leaning toward this one... I hate it when people F-around with an icon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is featured in an English book I bought years ago called 'American Classic Cars'.

      ISBN: 1-84013-502-6; by an author called Richard Nicholls.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No wonder America has a bad image in England.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they'd used the front end off a 57 Chevy and some longuer doors this might not have looked half bad. As it stands now it's a mutant abomination.

      • 4 Years Ago
      That paint color is burning my eyes!

      /where are the fire hoses?
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