The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad was a concept car built by General Motors and introduced at the 1954 General Motors Motorama in New York City. The Nomad was decidedly a sporty wagon way ahead of its time. The experimental Corvette Nomad made its debut along with the 1954 Corvette Hardtop and 1954 Corvette Corvair. Just like the Corvette Hardtop and Corvair, the Corvette Nomad concept vehicle looked like the 1953 Corvette that was a experimental show car at the 1953 Motorama.
General Motors produced 5 of the 1954 Chevy Nomads for the auto show circuit, only 3 are known to exist. The Chevrolet Design Studio would created a forward thinking and forward looking design for the 1954 Nomad, including round headlamps mounted on gently curving fenders, a trademark Corvette grille and a forward sloping B-pillar.
1954 Chevrolet Nomad Experimental Show Car
1954 Chevrolet Nomad Concept Car
1954 Chevy Nomad – Rear View
Some have referred to the 1953 and 1954 Motorama as the birth place of the American Sports car. The 1954 Chevrolet Nomad Sport Station Wagon made a great impact on the attending public at the 1954 Motorama. So much so that Harley Earl ordered the Chevrolet Design Studio to apply the name and looks to a 1955 Chevrolet Station Wagon. The name Nomad would become classic over the next 50 years as thousands would be restored by old car buffs that grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.
1954 Chevy Nomad Advertising Brochure
This 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad Advertising Brochure said the following…
The Chevrolet Nomad – Here for the first time is an experimental model combining the sleek styling of a sports car with the versatility and utility of a Station Wagon. The glass fiber reinforced plastic body affords unusual visibility with seating space for six passengers. The electrically operated rear window automatically retracts into the tail gate as it is unlocked, and may also be controlled by a push button on the instrument panel.
2004 Chevrolet Nomad – Concept Car
The following is from a 2004 General Motors Press Release – This 2004 Nomad is a concept car built by General Motors. It was introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. It was not considered a sedan, wagon, SUV or any other categorized vehicle. We are not sure how many or if any were made.