A nice trip on a Swiss frozen lake with a Chevrolet Corvair (1960). This experience was possible because of the amazing cold days we had during several weeks.
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Who Killed the Corvair?
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:
Mid-Engine Crown Corvair: Porsche Cayman Fighter - /BIG MUSCLE
• 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.
Corvair 50th Anniversary Vairs In The Valley Parade
October 2, 1959 was the date that the Chevrolet Corvair was first
introduced in Chevy showrooms across the country. In celebration of the
50th anniversary of the Corvair, enthusiast gathered in many towns and
cites for shows, displays, parades, scenic drives, food and fun. One really
great celebration was "Vairs In The Valley" hosted by NC Mountain Corvairs,
here are a few scenes of some nice Corvairs and two Corvair powered
vehicles returning from a parade through Maggie Valley, NC on Oct. 2, 2009.
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.
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Turbo
180hp flat six turbo makes this quicker
than it looks. It certainly would outrun the reputation my mother has of
Corvairs. Can't remember the year her friend had, but the belt flew off
when the two of them were heading up a mountain. I think her friend Judy
eventually got the hang of reinstalling the belt herself since it happened
so often. Taken at Abingdon Lowe's 21 October 2011. I would also encourage
you to look up the Corvair Tank on youtube. Shocking enough, a small
infantry tank was built in the latter 60's with a Corvair drivetrain! No,
it wasn't turbo charged.
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder
This promotional film from Chevrolet highlights the power and performance
of the all-new 1962 Corvair Monza Spyder. Available as both a coupe or a
convertible, the Monza Spyder was the first production car offered by
Chevrolet with a turbocharged engine.