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Vintage: The Chevrolet Corvair | Drive it!

In 1959 the Corvair became the first rear-engine production car made in America - and Chevrolet's answer to the VW Bug. By American standards, the Corvair was very small (4.50 meters long) and unusually light (weighing around 11 hundred kilos). Drive it! discovered a number of specimens of what is a very rare American in Europe. More Information: http://www.dw.de/program/drive-it/s-9690-9798


 


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Vintage! GLAS GT | Drive it!
It looks like a Ferrari, but hails from a small town in Bavaria: the GLAS GT. Hans Glas first produced farm machinery in Dingolfing, but in the 1950s he branched out into motor scooters and small cars like the Goggomobil. Later he created the sporty GLAS GT, which featured an Italian-made body. Drive it! meets Uwe Gusen, who owns two rare GLAS GTs. One is a 1700 GT coupe and the other a 1300 GT convertible, of which just 363 were ever made. More Information: http://www.dw.de/program/drive-it/s-9690-9798





Vintage - The Alfa Romeo Montreal | drive it
1966 marked the dawn of the story of the unique Alfa Montreal.Its makers demanded only one thing of the 200 horsepower 8-cylinder beast: to showcase what Alfa was capable of. Its racing chassis was borrowed from the 33 and first had to be tamed for regular roads. Ulrich Pfeiffer has been living the Alfa Montreal dream since 1972. He is one of just 187 registered owners of the cult car.





Decision At Daytona - Vintage Film Chevrolet vs Ford Mercury Rambler Falcon - Corvair
A vintage Jam Handy film from 1963 titled " Decision At Daytona " comparing Chevy models to the competition . Oh - those poor Fords !





Mid-Engine Crown Corvair: Porsche Cayman Fighter - /BIG MUSCLE
Owner: • Chuck Rust Wouldn't it have been great if the United States had one truly great mid-engine sports car? I mean yes, there was the Ford GT40, Ford GT and of course the Pontiac Fiero (that sucked though), but just imagine if American manufacturers really had their act together and created something awesome. Chuck Rust, the owner of this 1965 Corvair Crown V8, knew that the little Chevy had great potential and that with A LOT of work (and some ingenuity), it could be turn into something outstanding. This car is about fun, performance and proving people wrong. It sounds outstanding, has some of the best lines out there, and thanks to a little funky paint and graphic work from its' owner, has a presence that few cars can match. One of the most well balanced performers we've ever driven, this Corvair Crown had us grinning from ear to ear from the first moment we turned the key.





Duel In The Desert - Vintage Chevrolet Vs Ford Plymouth Rambler Corvair
Vintage Chevrolet film comparing the major automobile brands to the 1962 Chevys including Corvairs





1965 Corvair Corsa Convertible 4 speed Turbocharger Original Unrestored Car
Nice clean original Corvair. Picked it up for one of the car guys I know. It is NOT FOR SALE. But I wanted to share this one for sure. Many car guys have not seen one, some don't even know they did these with a turbo. I have owned several Corvairs in year past, but this is the first running, working, second series Corvairs that I have had the chance to get my hands on. The 1965 to 1969 Corvairs had fully independent suspension making them a fantastic handling car. Nadder had no clue how to drive--- True the first series Corvair had swing axle rear, just like the VW beetles had. But second series had true independent rear just like Corvette... Yep, there, I said it.. Enjoy!





1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger - Jay Leno's Garage
1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger. Legendary hot rodder Don Yenko gave 100 Corvairs his special tuning touch, and #54 is one of around 70 that exist today. Jay bought this Stage 2 from fireman Jeff Guzzetta, who executed the road racer's meticulous restoration. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/eTGayn3Y800 Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





1958 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon - We go for a ride! A bold, BOLD, station wagon!
We go for a ride in a 1958 Oldsmobile Fiesta Station Wagon! A little bit bigger than my previous upload.





1962 Corvair Greenbrier, We go for a ride!
While visiting Pioneer Conversions in Lemont, Illinois it was brought to my attention that one of the principals there owned a 1962 Corvair Greebrier van. Yes,, we went for a ride!





Turbo 1965 Corvair Corsa First Start, Fresh Restoration
This is the first startup of our recently restored '65 Chevy Corvair Corsa. It's also for sale! Contact us for more information.





380 horsepower Corvair engine
A short look at the 2 HP per cubic inch normally aspirated Corvair





1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible FOR SALE TEST DRIVE flemings ultimate garage
http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com/1963-chevrolet-corvair-monza-converti ble-c-1785.htm Beautiful frame off restoration (look under this car), matching #'s high output 6 cylinder engine w/ correct dual downdraft carbs, optional automatic transmission, 4 wheel independent suspension, mirror finish Palomar red metallic paint, stunning new white bucket seat interior, new white convertible top with matching boot, factory gauges, factory wire wheel covers with radial tires, 2 spoke sport steering wheel, all new chrome & polished stainless, original Delco AM radio, beautiful restoration, very collectable, show or just drive this detailed classic. http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com 301.816.1000





Rare Corvair Complete Quality Vintage 1960 Film
A rare until now Jam Handy filmstrip from 1960 titled "Complete Quality Makes Corvair Right" . Several never seen before photos and some interesting facts.





Chevy Corvair Convertible, 140 HP "Monza" 1966.... With Last Chance Auto Restore.com
This video is a "walk a round" on a recent purchase by Last Chance Auto Restore.com John Nizman, of Last Chance Auto Restore.com talks about the condition of this "barn find", and discusses some of the features of this rare 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible "Monza Edition" with the upgraded 140 HP engine. This project car can be purchased from Last Chance Auto Restore.com and you can hire them to restore the Corvair to your specifications.....It's like ordering a new 1966 Corvair ....and they will build it for you!





1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Convertible FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com/1965-chevrolet-corvair-corsa-converti ble--c-1650.htm 1 of only 8353 built, matching #'s high output Corsa engine w/correct quad downdraft carbs, rare 4 speed manual trans, 4wheel independent suspension, mirror finish Goldwood Yellow paint, stunning white bucket seat interior, white power convertible top w/matching boot, full factory gauges w/140mph speedo & 6Krpm tach, correct Goodyear redline tires w/correct Corsa mag wheel covers, 2spoke aluminum & wood grain steering wheel, all new chrome & polished stainless, original Delco AM radio. Extraordinary restoration, very collectable, show or just drive this American classic. http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com 301.816.1000





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1963 Chevrolet Corvair : 12.715 @ 107.370
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1965 Chevrolet Corvair monza: 14.600 @ 95.020
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1966 Chevrolet Corvair Sandrail: 14.710 @ 86.650
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1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo coupe: 14.960 @ 96.040
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1968 Chevrolet Corvair 500: 15.340 @ 92.060
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1965 Chevrolet Corvair corsa coupe: 17.620 @ 76.680
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