It's a pretty safe bet you'll be the center of attention when you
pull up to any gathering behind the wheel of this 1963 Chevrolet
Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup. After all, it may have a Corvair name,
but you'll find European exotics with less rarity. So to have such
a cool and complete classic that's also a strong-runner really
makes for a distinct and appealing classic.
You may not have known about the Corvair pickup, and you're not
alone. They are rare. General Motors reigned supreme in automotive
sales in 1963, and truck sales were even hitting record highs. And
yet, it's believed Chevrolet only sold about 2,000 Rampside
pickups. And since these were built for commercial duty, you know
finding an example that is well-presented is a true treat. The
Corvair's natural body lines are used to sandwich the streak of
white in-between the blue paint. And the red wheels create a true
all-American red, white, and blue! There's a ton more classic
appeal with bright chrome bumpers, Corvair grille, headlight
bezels, and well-fitting doors. You may want a compressive detail
if you were looking for a show-ready finish. But we kinda like the
pickup-friendly finish it already has, because this is a truly
unique truck. It lives up to its Rampside name with a drop-down
side that allows you to roll cargo right into the low bed... So we
bet you're just thinking about all the ways this one can still be
used for business today.
The interior shows some thoughtful details. For example, the door
panels keep the exterior blue and white, but they now also have tan
accents. This introduces the color for the fresh bench seat and
plush carpeting. These forward control trucks are easy to drive
with a flat floor and a commanding view of the road. There are also
nice details like a working AM radio and a floor shifter. And this
one feels particularly good with a dual-spoke steering wheel that
gives you a clear view of the upgraded gauge package with large
speedo and tach.
Lift the hatch in the bed, and you'll see a 145 cubic inch flat-six
cylinder motor. It's a clever and compact stock layout that even
includes a dual carb setup. The motor has been under proper care,
so it fires up easily and runs nicely. Plus, it's linked to the
sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission. Nimble
handling, an all-independent suspension, and modern tires are all
part of a fun package that keeps this an easy cruiser.
This Corvair Rampside is appealing no matter if you're looking for
a unique business vehicle or you just want to be the eye-catcher at
cars & coffee. So if you want an all-American with a Porsche-like
rear engine (and Porsche-like rarity,) call today!
1963 Chevrolet Corvair
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
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