To-date, The Chevrolet Corvair remains the only American designed,
mass produced car with a rear-mounted, air cooled engine. We all
know that the 1950's were a very important time for all automotive
manufacturers. Performance, safety, design and exploration in to
"whats next" catapulted designers to think outside the box.
...except that Volkswagen had already been building a highly
successful rear mounted air cooled car. You may have heard of it?
The Beetle? Anyway, that did not stop GM and designer Ed Cole who
was highly regarded in fact, would be known as the god father of
the small block engine. The Corvair was built for a little less
than a decade with a two-door, four-door, wagon, convertible and
even a truck. Although not highly successful, it did do something
quite important for GM and that was to attract the import buyer
back to Chevrolet. This particular unit is a second generation
variant that shows quite nicely, both paint and interior are very
presentable as a nice driver, the mechanicals seem to be sorted as
it starts, runs and shifts nicely. The downside to this particular
Corvair is that the floors have been patched in sports, welded in
others and over-all a little crusty. The trunk pan has also been
cut out and replaced. There are currently no open holes in the
floor but to do it right would entail a new floor pan being
installed professionally. Overall this would make someone a nice
driver with out the worry of it being a show car or drop a floor
pan in and have something quite nice. Please inquire with any
questions or concerns.
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and
Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle
accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party
inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to
be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make
mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No
Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.
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