Chevrolet Corvette Nomad
The early ’50s were the glory days of the American concept car. Each year, the car manufacturers competed with different designs, all of which became car styling and pop culture icons. So, in 1954, Chevrolet presented the Corvette Nomad. They named it the “Waldorf Nomad” since they unveiled it at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Interestingly, it was practically a Corvette station wagon. The design proved to be influential, so Chevrolet presented the Nomad as a three-door station wagon. And it was a part of the mainline Chevrolet model lineup just a year later. Also, the Corvette Nomad was one of the most popular concept cars from the Motorama period. After a short life on the show circuits around America, most concept cars were destined for the crusher.
However, some managed to survive, and this is where the Corvette Nomad case gets strange. Since it was a fully functional vehicle, they may have sold it to an employee or dealer. There are no records to prove Chevy either crushed or sold it. It just vanished in the mid-50s and Chevy fans have been searching for it ever since.