Vehicle build by Hot Rods and Hobbies, Signal Hill, California
1956 Chevrolet Nomad
I first worked with Hot Rods and Hobbies on their 2018 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award-winning 1931 Ford. If a shop can build an AMBR-winning vehicle, they can handle pretty much anything. That’s important because one of their latest projects is a 1956 Nomad injected with some Ferrari DNA.
On the outside the modifications won’t be in your face. Tightly tucked bumpers, custom trim, and Schott SL65 wheels will set the stage. A somewhat stealthy rear diffuser has been integrated into the rear bumper with quad exhaust as well. Breathing through that exhaust is an LS engine topped with Edelbrock’s Cross Ram EFI intake. That intake will be modified to look a little more Italian with raised F56 lettering. Custom sheetmetal work will be abundant underhood to say the least.
Inside is where the styling goes into overdrive. Modern Ferrari bits, including the steering wheel, will be integrated into the vintage space. Everything else will be hand fabricated to match the theme appropriately.