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Corvette Nomad at Dallas Kruse Auction

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Elrod, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Elrod
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    This weekend, I helped work at the Leake Kruse auction here in Dallas. They were selling this 1957 Corvette / Nomad. I think I heard the bidding went above $300K for it. It's based on a one off concept car that Chevrolet built for the 1954 Motorama show. With the recient talk of custom corvettes that has been on the HAMB reciently, I thought you all might like to see this.

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    corvettenomad01.jpg corvettenomad02.jpg corvettenomad03.jpg corvettenomad04.jpg corvettenomad05.jpg
     
  2. noboD
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    Do you know if this thing was/is for real? The original Corvette Nomad was based on a '54 or '55. It was destroyed by Chevrolet. There is a very good copy that was at Corvetttes at Carlisle last year. I've never seen or heard of this one. Sure is neat.
     
  3. arkiehotrods
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    The 57 above was built by an individual.
    The concept car is shown here
    [​IMG]
     
  4. arkiehotrods
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    The fastback above was the Corvair.
     
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  5. Anderson
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    Interesting. Ugly and not very well proportioned, but interesting.
     
  6. kustombuilder
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    a station wagon sports car? kind of an oxymoron is'nt it??? still i kinda like it and i've always been a fan of the original nomad.
     
  7. Mike:Check out a Volvo 1800ES sometime.
     
  8. jimdillon
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    If the owner held off selling with a bid nearing $300,000 then there are some extremely stupid buyers and sellers. This car was built in the 80s and in my opinion the dimensions are a bit off. Not that the concept is that bad but the execution may not be quite what the general would have done.-Jim
     
  9. DrJ
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    Or a MGB GT
    The British call them a "Shooting Brake" which probably goes back to horse drawn carriages like Brougham (pronounced like "broom") does.
    Here's one by Aston Martin:


    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sam F.
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    or Z3 coupe(basically a lil wagin) or WRX wagon
     
  11. Or what about the Dodge Hemi Magnum.....what is that?:D
     
  12. Yeah Doc;one of the sweetest looking wagons ever built.I read somewhere that there was only two built originally;one of which was for David Brown who owned Aston Martin.
     
  13. kustombuilder
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    thats not a sports car. it's just a wagon with balls and stylish good looks. but not realy a sports car in the truest sense of the term.
     
  14. hvychvy
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    If the peproduction brought 300k,sure would be nice to have the original concept car to pawn off:D
     
  15. 40Standard
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    I like the nomad wagon clone
     
  16. sodas38
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    I love the concept nomad and I love the Corvair fastback. Sweeeeeeeeeeet

    I'd take em. :)
     
  17. DrJ
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    That car brought the Corvair name into the Chevy vocabulary but that roof louver styling saw production on the Vega.

    GM built lots of "show cars" that never got built as-is but many of their various styling cues got used throughout the GM family.
     
  18. AKA Kustoms
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  19. Lugnutz
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    I agree. That's just fugly.
     
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  22. Rusty
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    Man And i just spent my last 300,000. Very interesting. Which autorama was it built for? Did you get any A stuff
     
  23. Elrod
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    That car is a new clone first completed in 2001. The original was built for the 1954 show.

    We didn't buy anything. Just helped drive the cars across the auction block. Got to drive some pretty nice stuff!
     
  24. jusjunk
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    Now thats ugly....... WTF.....
    Dave


     

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