Sunday, April 24, 2011

Back in the Fifties...

...General Motors created some of the most exciting "Dream Cars" imaginable, among them was a wagon version of the newly announced Corvette. They called it the Nomad, or Waldorf Nomad as it became known, because it was introduced at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City.

Longtime modeler, Bruce Craig, has a thing for stylish wagons and decided to build one for his collection. It required two AMT 1955 Nomads and, one each of AMT's and Monogram's 53 Corvettes along with a lot of time and patience to finish the beauty below. I'd say it was worth the effort.

While data and measurements are scarce, Bruce used the original publicity photo below along with several others he found on the web to help with the construction.

The artists sketch below is from the brochure given out where ever the car was shown.

There was a resin kit of this car on the market at one time, but its no longer in production. HOWEVER...a California kit car manufacturer just announced it is building some 1:1 kits... 25 of them at the princely price of $110.000. That price doesn't include motor, upholstery...or paint!

On that bombshell, as Jeremy Clarkson likes to say, that's the end of the show.

Jerry K

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