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History Which Motorama Corvette would you take?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. oldcargary
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 211

    from devore, Ca

    I like the Corvair. Wonder why they didn't make that version?
  2. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,185


    Fastback, fastback, fastback... in that order.

    I'm a Corvair guy, so having this "particular" Corvair would be extra cool!
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  3. Pete L.
    Joined: May 17, 2009
    Posts: 226

    Pete L.
    from New Jersey

    Anyone remember this from the Philadelphia Auto Show in 2005 ? Chevy Concept Nomad.JPG
  4. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,649

    Atwater Mike

    I've had 2 '54 'Vette roadsters, both had 322" Buick Nails in them! Neither was running when I got 'em, first one had a '37 Roadmaster box. Got it running, overheating problems made me trade it for a '34 roadster.
    ALL three of the cars were white, both Corvettes and the '34.
  5. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,802

    Bandit Billy

    Pete, I threw up a little bit in my mouth when I saw that. Looks like a mini cooper and a corvette had an unprotected weekend in Vegas together. IMO.
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  6. I have always loved the styling on the Corvair, it is unique, that is my pick.
  7. Gabe Fernando
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 309

    Gabe Fernando

    I saw the Nomad at the Motorama in 1954 at the age of 10. I still remember going back to it several times before we left. Such clean and so well proportioned lines. It was captivating for that particular time period.
  8. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,716


    Since I'm reading three choices in your question, I have to take door #3- the original '53 w/ the hardtop. The fastback & the Nomad just do not flow like the original. It's sexy as Hell.
  9. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,447

    Barn Hunter

    Fastback in a heartbeat.
  10. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,466


    I bought this print at the '73 Street Rod Nationals in Tulsa. The windshield and roofline on the Nomad still look lower on the concept car than any reproduction I have seen. The windshield also leans back more than the clones which have a more upright windshield.
  11. A 'real' Nomad is on my bucket list, but in this incarnation, I would definitely take the fastback..
  12. Rem
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,256


    Nomad, no question about it. I'm afraid that fastback looks more like a Triumph GT6 than an Aston Martin, especially in profile, although that red rear three-quarter artist's impression looks quite tasty.
  13. Fastback for sure. It's a shame they didn't actually make the nomad or the corvair, both look great!
  14. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    Roger O'Dell

    Although the triumph and db5 share some lines remember the egg came first
  15. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
    Posts: 342

    from apopka ,Fl

    Like the Nomad
  16. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,802

    Bandit Billy

    They did sir, 10 years later
  17. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,077

    from oregon

    Man the 63 split window Corvettes had SEX written all over them didn't they.
    If a guy with a Corvette couldn't get a date wth one he had real problems.
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  18. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,276


    The Nomad. But honestly the restyle for '56 is what really put the Corvette over the top and on to become American sport(y) car history. I'd take a '56-'57 all day long over that trio.:eek::D

  19. mrspeedyt
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 682


    i can't decide...
  20. e1956v
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,739

    Alliance Vendor

    Defiantly the fastback. I remember seeing pictures of it as a kid and wishing they went ahead with producing it.
  21. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,802

    Bandit Billy

    Doug, you got that right and nothing says sex more than a fuzzy carpeted dash, rotary desk phone (with extension lines), CB and a TV pointed at the floor. The only way Farrah could watch Charlie's Angles on that boob tube is if her head was in the lap of the passen e n g e r. Oh, never mind.

    Long live the corvette in its miriad generations and variations. Americas sex machine.
  22. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    The one with the faux gold plated hard shell plastic chrome.
    circa 1953 to 2076
  23. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,888


    i hope one day there's a crusty early vette for you, Roger! would be nice to see it transform into a fastback under your hands!

    Cheers, Carsten
  24. I would have one of each please! They would all make, KOOL GASSERS! lol Seriously, I LOVE the Nomad the Best Ron...
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016
  25. [479]cruzzers
    Joined: Apr 21, 2016
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  26. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,012


    I like the Corvair Fastback. But if I had my druthers, I'd actually like a roadster with one of these aftermarket hardtops:


    I saw a very nice '53 or '54 at Back to the Fifties a couple years ago where the guy took a pristine original and hot rodded it. He used one of these rare aftermarket period hardtops too.
  27. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    I like the 1st series roadsters!...with that tiny little looks very distinctive! Not sure I could actually even fit in the darn thing these days without tweaking my neck into injury , but heck, I'd get in somehow!!!...gettin' back out again might be a different story:p:eek::) Honestly, I wouldn't complain with any of much ''cool'' factors to pick just one!
  28. Brizo
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 176

    from Indy

    \'54.JPG [​IMG] A friend of mine owns and helped build the red Corvette Corvair motorama replica posted above. It was completed last year and won 2 awards at the Amelia Island Concourse d'Elegance , and is currently on display at the National Corvette Museum until May 13th. In august it will appear at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concourse d'Elegance. To all those who chose the Corvair, if you would like more information about the car feel free to contact him at: and he will be happy to answer any questions.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016
  29. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Of the Motorama cars, definitely the Corvair. But there’s another “Neverwas” early Corvette that I always wanted to build: An engineering mule, painted black, with ’52 Chevy hubcaps, a GMC 302 and a ’37 LaSalle trans. I’m imagining some renegade engineer liberating one of the pre-production bodies and setting it up as the de-contented, high-performance roadster it should have been.

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