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Corvair Rampside Vs Ford Econoline Truck Vintage

Vintage advertisement pitting the forward control Corvair truck against the Ford econoline


 


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CORVAIR SAFETY DVD VIDEO PREVIEW
This is the first 10 minutes from the 2 hour DVD produced by UNSAFE Productions. Check out corvair center forum or corvairforum.com for more info.





Ride in the 1961 Econoline.
1961 Ford Econoline pick-up FOR SALE, ... RARE!!! This is a video of the truck, showing a cold start, and driving around a bit. $5900 If interested, ...call 225-788-8888. Please, serious inquires only!





Machining 94mm VW jugs for the Chevy Corvair
A short look at what it takes to machine 94mm VW jugs to fit into a Chevy Corvair. Actual time is hours, this video is edited to keep you from being bored to death!





Cals rampside finished
restored 1961 Corvair rampside, exterior & interior views as well as engine & suspension, restored & narrated by Cal Clark, Clark's corvair parts, www.corvair.com, also watch "rampside in parts"





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!





Car & Driver look back on the Corvair





1960 Chevrolet Promotional Film
This 1960 promotional film which was distributed to dealers shows some of the models and features in Chevy's line of new 1961 cars. Pay particular attention to the amazing test track footage of the Corvair.





Car Commercials from the 1950's
These classic car commercials fascinate for many reasons. Not only do we get a rundown of the features on these cars and what was important to car buyers in the 1950's, but we also get a glimpse at the 'hard sell' advertising methods commonly used by Madison Avenue in those days. And, obviously, consumers back then had no problem sitting through a two minute commercial, something unheard of in the "short attention span" habits of today's viewers. The cars featured are: 1956-59 Dodge, '56 Chrysler Imperial, '57 Ford models, '58 Edsel, 1950 Mercury and a Kaiser Henry J from the mid-50's. Enjoy.





VOLKSWAGEN VW VAN BUS ROLLOVER TESTING VINTAGE
VW bus rollover testing





"Target For Corvair" Vintage 1960 Comparison Vs Foreign Cars
A 1960 Jam Handy filmstrip titled "Target for Corvair " . It is a training film telling the sales people about the advantages of the Corvair over the imports of the day.





Corvair Vs Valiant Vintage 1960
This is a Ross Roy filmstrip produced by Chrysler to promote the advantages of the Valiant over the Corvair.





1963 CHEVY CORVAIR 95 RAMPSIDE -- THE CORVAIR PICKUP TRUCK
Corvair, Chevrolet's first compact car, featured a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine like the VW Beetle. Chevy followed the German company's lead further by turning the Corvair into a van and a pickup with the 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup. Conversion from a sedan to a van/pickup involved moving the driver seat forward over the front wheels. Total length stayed at 180 inches, but wheelbase actually shrank from 108 to 95 inches. The commercial series was badged "Corvair 95" for its wheelbase. Three models were offered -- Corvan, Loadside, and Rampside. The Corvan was a panel van. The Loadside was a pickup with conventional double-walled box and rear tailgate, while the Rampside added a door on the right side of the bed that folded down to form a ramp. Unique to Corvair, this feature allowed heavy loads to be rolled instead of lifted into the bed, and Chevrolet sales literature never missed a chance to illustrate it. The top edge was covered with rubber to protect it when lowered to the ground or curb. The cargo bed was longer than a conventional truck's bed, but wasn't level. The rear half of the floor had to be raised to clear the engine. Corvair 95 sales never took off and pickups were never as popular as Corvans. The 1963 Rampside listed for $2,212 when new, but found only 2,046 buyers. Like the Chevy Corvair, this Corvair 95 Rampside pickup is unique and is a rarity to find one today. Thanks very much for viewing this Corvair 95 Rampside pickup truck.





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





The nicest Econoline in the world?
The Ford Econoline pickup was made from 1961 to 1967 in not particularly large quantities. Appearance-wise, it's a bit of a mutt, but it has a devoted following, and I count myself among their number. This is without question the most superbly-executed hot-rodded Econoline that I've ever seen. Taken at the "Back to the 50's" car show, Saint Paul MN 6-23-12





Corvair- Still No Match For Mustang - Vintage Ford Filmstrip
Vintage 1965 Ford filmstrip comparing the Corvair to the Mustang and is titled - Corvair " Still No Match For Mustang"





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1963 Chevrolet Corvair : 12.715 @ 107.370
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2005 Ford Econoline E 350 XL Ext. Custom Crew Van: 14.452 @ 96.100
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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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1991 Ford Econoline E150: 15.120 @ 98.700
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1968 Chevrolet Corvair 500: 15.340 @ 92.060
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1990 Ford Econoline 1 ton diesel 4x4: 19.000 @ 70.000
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1985 Ford Econoline : 20.068 @ 68.000
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