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the first vette

Postby nifty » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:46 pm

gus wants to know if the 53 vette COUPE is still in existance....

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Postby Winfield RED » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:04 pm

There was 300 made mate, no idea how many are still around, they are all convertibles. They didnt even have wind up windows.

They were all Polo white with red interior and a black canvas soft top, all 300 were fitting with all options (being 101A: Heater and 101B Signal seeking AM radio, there were only 2 options!!)

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Postby nifty » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:18 pm

yep know all that..i wondered what the hell gus was on about with the coupe 53.....he means the nomad concept car that was going to be a vette.....but never made...but what happened to the nomad???if i remember it had the 53 vette front...might have to do some surfing me thinks.

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Postby Winfield RED » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:25 pm

No idea mate, i know they made a Nomad Corvette concept car last year or the year before though, i saw a pic the other night, it sort of vaguely resembled a 53 at the front, bit like a panel van at the back, but very modernized ofcourse...

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Postby australi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:26 pm

I think Fred Flintstone had experimental Corvette VIN: 1GG1000000000000001...A :-x

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Postby nifty » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:23 pm

great post maxx.im wondering why it was for sale?????? if chevy built it surly it would be in the vette museum?
would like to see the price of it as well.

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Postby Panther » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:56 am

seen it at Carlisle 2003, really well done

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:24 pm

nifty wrote:great post maxx.im wondering why it was for sale?????? if chevy built it surly it would be in the vette museum?
would like to see the price of it as well.


WOULD U OWN SOMETHING THAT FUGLY NIFTY? IF I HAD IT I WOULD SELL IT AS WELL!! :D

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Postby nifty » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:46 pm

MAXX WRENCH wrote:
nifty wrote:great post maxx.im wondering why it was for sale?????? if chevy built it surly it would be in the vette museum?
would like to see the price of it as well.


WOULD U OWN SOMETHING THAT FUGLY NIFTY? IF I HAD IT I WOULD SELL IT AS WELL!! :D

i agree its a fugly....but if chevrolet built it i still reckon it would be put into the vette museum....

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:14 pm

nifty wrote:i agree its a fugly....but if chevrolet built it i still reckon it would be put into the vette museum....


YEAH U R RIGHT THERE MATE. :o

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:40 pm

The "Corvette Nomad" show car wasn't built on a Corvette chassis, but instead on a standard 115-inch wheelbase '53 Chevy chassis, so the proportions were right to build the production vehicle on the upcoming '55 Chevrolet chassis. Further, aside from the Corvette front end and taillights, the car was fitted out with all the accoutrements of a stylish coupe rather than the barebones '54 Corvette. Talk about all the planets aligning!

At $2,571 the Nomad was $300 more than the Bel-Air convertible and the conventional Bel-Air Beauville four-door station wagon. The unheralded and now forgotten Two-Ten Handyman two-door wagon was $500 less. Sadly, pricing would help spell the end of the Nomad era sooner than was expected.

I am still trying to figure out where it currently is.....I'll keep u posted nifty.
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Postby nifty » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:18 pm

top research maxx :o

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Postby australi » Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:57 pm

nifty wrote:top research maxx :o


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