Was it Ralph Nader? Bad publicity? General Motors? The muscle car? Larry Claypool, Corvair historian, explains his theory on the demise of the unique, rear-engined car at the Orphan Auto Picnic in August 2009.
1966 Corvair Corsa:A steal of a Deal (sometimes you can find a good buy!)
Purchased in June, here is a classic 140 hp Corvair that required minimal
restoration costs and IS a good investment. The engine, rebuilt in 1985,
has only 5-10K on it and runs like new. Restoration was less than $700 for
some interior rips. The paint job is adequate and uniform, the lower side
panels are very glossy but the hoods over time have lost their gloss top
coating. On the highway, the car has a very solid feel to it and drives
straight as an arrow. It was made in LA and has no serious rust issues.
Sexy 65 Corvair TV Commercial
Looks like the model's the one that's unsafe at any speed in this intro ad
for the redesigned '65 Corvair. Just imagine this one running on Bonanza in
the fall of '64.
And for the best drives in your classic Corvair, go to
http://www.weekenddriver.com/ ... the Weekend Driver website!
1965 Corvair Monza Convertible
Really nice, sporty car! Perfect paint and interior. As you look at the
dash, you see the transmission quadrant selector lever for the two speed
Powerglide transmission. Chrysler Corporation tried that dash selector
lever for the 1955 model year, then went to pushbuttons until 1965 when
they reverted to a conventional shift lever on the steering column. Air
cooled flat configured six cylinder engine. I think the car would have
stayed around longer had it not had such competition from the new Mustang. Notice the extra supply of
fan belts..early Corvairs were noted for throwing a belt on occasion.
Harley with a Chevy Corvair engine is a Kick
A Harley without an engine and an air cooled corvair engine. Could I make
them fit together? I built this one of a kind motorcycle over 15 years ago.
It is a kick start only and still runs great.
Corvair differential stripping under 6 mn, can you beat it ?
Here Rafman taking a 65 Corvair differential apart, for rebuilding. Check
tools being used for this job. Notice, with the right tools and tunes,
things can roll pretty easy. Sometimes it can be real difficult, I guess I
lucked out, what a rush, yeah !