CORVAIR SAFETY DVD VIDEO PREVIEW
This is the first 10 minutes from the 2 hour DVD produced by UNSAFE
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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
Taken at the "Back to the 50's" car show, Saint Paul MN 6-23-12