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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:51 pm

I found this the other day, pretty interesting.



In 1953 the original 300 Corvette roadster convertibles came out of the oven but Chevrolet was going to introduce a complete line of "Corvettes" back in 1951-52.

These Nomad & Corvair prototypes were originally supposed to be Corvettes- just different "styles". The Nomad was eventually produced on the larger 55-57 Bel-Air platform & the 1st Generation Covair was introduced in 1960 as a rear engine car.

Funny how things worked out at ole' GM.
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Post by Pontichev327 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:56 pm

I could see the Corvair as a James Bond action car!!
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Post by BicknellWelding on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:15 pm

Someone built their own
http://jalopnik.com/5852338/1954-chevrolet-nomad-concept-replica-is-as-close-as-youll-get-to-the-real-thing/
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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:26 pm

The Corvair prototype is my favorite for some reason.

I guess I got the dates wrong if they're saying GM Motorama 54 on jalopnik. Could have sworn I read these were built between 51-52.
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Post by BicknellWelding on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:42 pm

Not really a prototype, but still interesting. A south african chevy. 1973 Chevrolet Firenza can am 302. Looks strangely Pontiac from some angles.

http://www.streetlegaltv.com/news/chevrolet-firenza-can-am-south-africas-muscle-car/
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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:12 pm

Kinda reminds me of the 1970's Opel.
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:50 pm

Thats a rebaged Opel. Holden had great stuff (still does) in Australia.
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Post by thatfnthing on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:29 pm

The Corvair is sweet -- kinda looks like the Chrysler Crossfire.

The 'Vette Nomad wagon you can actually get right now -- there's an ad in Street Rodder periodically for some shop that is actually building them.
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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:36 pm

*whispers: (Don't tell the Vette guys but the Corvair would have a been a better build than the original 53 roadster) LOL

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Post by 77mali on Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:04 am





What if the Vette had been the Buick Wildcat?
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