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.
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:
My 1969 Corvair Monza
My '69 Corvair Monza...a walkaround. It's an original, rust-free Vair with
just 52,000 original miles ke"h. One of the last ones ever made, built in
mid-April 1969. Check out the cool interior, the engine, the sleek
exterior. With sound!
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!