Bel Air Sedan, Nomad Wagon- 1955

Before finishing off the roll of Portra 400 at the Block Party that I had in the Canonet, I had to photograph these magnificent 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air’s, a sedan and a Nomad station wagon. Complete with tail fins, beautifully restored and buffed baby blue paint, and shiny chrome, they stood out in the later afternoon/early evening, as the sun started to go down. The 40mm focal length really worked out beautifully, and allowed me to get close, but still take a lot of the cars in. And the colors just seemed to pop. Photos can’t begin to do them justice.

Speed Limit 25?

Speed Limit 25? Bel Air Sedan

No clue what was under this hood- guessing a small block V8. Yes, it was a two door station wagon!

Gorgeous, fully chromed front grille.

Gorgeous, fully chromed front grille.

The sedan had this amazing hood ornament, reminiscent of the jet age, foreshadowing the space era-

This hood ornament is true artwork. Try to even build something like this efficiently in 2013.

This hood ornament is true artwork. Try to even build something like this efficiently in 2013.

I’m not sure if station wagons might be the first choice for a car collector. Then again, this is no ordinary station wagon. Even the back tailgate is beautiful, right down to the “Nomad’ emblem.

Easy cargo access.

Easy cargo access.

Beautiful vintage cars really are a blast to photograph. They can show off your lens, and film quality, so nicely. I could have used a whole roll on these amazing pieces of Americana.

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