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’54 Corvette-Nomad!!! -Racist

- by - February 21, 2013 - 10:40 America/New_York - 2 Comments

YEAH, You read that right. In 1954 GM designed a Corvette-Nomad Wagon concept and toured it around the country with Motorama. This is a $400,000 re-creation built to original specs, that I ran into on E-Bay. There’s other cool stuff like $70,000 Hot-Wheels cars on this page too. The following link is to the Nomad’s ebay listing.

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  1. Hawaiian

    February 21st, 2013

    Cool. As a kid I thought the old Nomad was just the coolest wagon ever. My Dad had an Impala wagon with those rear-facing seats in the back. Anyway, I remember Chevy came out with a new Nomad concept in 2004:

    http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z7772/Chevrolet-Nomad-Concept.aspx

    I’d heard they were going to actually make them starting in ’05, and got all excited to go buy one, when they instead came out with a pile called the HHR.

    (spits)

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 21st, 2013

    Author Mike Knepper wrote a book called The Corvair Affair in 1982. In it he goes through the Chevrolet process when they started thinking about a rear-engined car. But before that, in the early 1950s, they came out with this design for a fiberglass car called the Corvair. It didn’t have an air cooled engine mounted in the rear. It was just called Corvair by the marketing department. The Corvette Nomad was part of that marketing blitz.

    Here is a photo of a Corvair similar to what I used to own, sans luggage rack. This one is a ’66, mine was a ’65.

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