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Related to the heritage of the 54 GM Motorama Fastback.

Brett Discusses 53-54 Corvettes

Published on Nov 19, 2015
This video captures a Michigan NCRS seminar at Masterworks Automotive in Madison Heights, MI. hosted by Werner Meier.
Brett Henderson, a 1953-55 Corvette expert restorer and master craftsman, discusses the differences between 53 & 54 Corvettes and the 1954 Corvair recreation that he built. That Corvair was featured at Amelia Island last year.

A Trio of Corvette Motorama Cars for 1954

Corvettes for 1954

Corvettes for 1954: The production model, the Corvair fastback coupe, the Nomad wagon and the convertible coupe
Image Courtesy of General Motors Archive

This web site did a great job of explaining the 54 Motorama cars. "For the 1954 Motorama shows, General Motors Styling Section created not one but three distinct Corvette dream cars: the Corvair fastback coupe, the Nomad station wagon, and the convertible coupe. All three shared some recognizable Corvette features, such as the front grille and fascia treatment, but were given certain unique styling elements in order to set them apart. The Corvair and the convertible coupe maintained the same wheel base and overall length as the 1953 Corvette. The Nomad wagon had a longer wheelbase and was approximately two feet greater in overall length."

Concept Carz Web Site Article

1954_Chevrolet_Corvette_Corvair_08Concept Carz did a great write up on the 54 Motorama Fastback. The web page is a great blending of out with new "This Corvair was built over a three year period by Blue Flame Restorations with the help of one of the current owners. Every effort was taken to duplicate the legendary Motorama Corvair. Nearly all of the body panels were custom made, including all of the window glass."