Corvair

Air-Cooled Station Wagon: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair

In the late 1950s, most U.S. automobile companies were preparing to field a compact car, a market segment largely created by a growing interest in imports. Chevrolet’s entry was different from the other domestics with its rear-mounted, air-cooled engine… more»

Buried Alive 30 Years: 1963 Chevrolet Monza

The “Big 3” automakers all launched compact cars for 1960 and Chevrolet would take the proverbial road less traveled. The Corvair would have a rear-mounted, air-cooled six-cylinder engine, a format that would serve the nameplate for two generations over… more»

Dandy Delivery: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan

In the early 1960s, buyers could choose one of several FC (forward-control) vans from US manufacturers for their business delivery needs. Sitting basically over the front wheels, it’s a pretty interesting configuration and probably not quite as safe as… more»

No Reserve: 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900

When we examine the history of Chevrolet, one of its most bold and daring models was the Corvair. The company had built its reputation on producing front-engine/rear-drive vehicles with relatively conventional and proven engineering. With the Monza, they threw… more»

14k Miles! 1968 Chevrolet Corvair 500

By 1968, the Chevy Corvair was in wind-down mode. After selling as many as 329,000 copies in one year, sales were down to just 15,000 in ’68, the next-to-last year the car was offered. While Ralph Nader is largely… more»

Cool Shop Truck: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside

I’ve always liked it when manufacturers produce daring vehicles, and the 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside is one of those vehicles. While it was similar to the Volkswagen Transporter Pickup concept, the Rampside was a more modern design. That… more»

Cheap Survivor: 39k Mile 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The first generation of Chevy’s innovative compact, the Corvair, ran from 1960-64. The automobiles would be restyled for 1965-69, but still look like the cars before them. The first group of Corvairs took the most heat on safety from… more»

1 Of 4? 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Pickup

Despite the seller’s claims, I can find nothing on the internet about any factory Corvair pickup that isn’t the classic Greenbrier cab-over version. I’m guessing this is actually a converted Lakewood station wagon — but it sure looks like… more»

16k Mile Survivor: 1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The Chevy Corvair was revolutionary in that it’s still the only American designed, mass-produced passenger car with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine. It was part compact and part sports car, unlike the more conventional automobiles it first competed against. But… more»

Rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Van

If you want to “make the going more businesslike and more fun” as Chevrolet suggested in a 1964 ad for the same van, this 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier may be the one for you. It was sent in by… more»

Turbo Power! 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

Chevrolet got into the compact car business in an unorthodox way with the Corvair. Rambler and Studebaker was already there and Ford and Chrysler were coming soon. The 1960 Corvair was General Motors’ first U.S. mass-produced car with unit-body… more»

Carport Find: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

With its air-cooled, rear-engine design, the Chevy Corvair was unlike anything else the U.S. automakers were building in the 1960s. However, as a result of a series of accidents involving first generation Corvairs, public safety advocate Ralph Nader investigated… more»

Barn Finds: Chevrolet Corvair Quartet

By 1960, all the major automakers were getting into the compact car business. But Chevrolet was doing it in a less convention way with the Corvair: its engine was air-cooled and located in the back and it had four-wheel… more»

Corvair Camper: 1966 Ultra Van

When it comes to vintage motorhomes, the sky is seemingly the limit in terms of the choices available. This does not necessarily translate into making ownership an idea one should go into lightly, as these rigs are often cheap… more»

Parked In ’03: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible

The 1965 model year brought with it a major restyle for the Corvair, and the changes were more than just skin-deep. Further mechanical refinements and new rear suspension meant that the vehicle now drove as well as it looked,… more»

Parked 40 Years Ago: 1967 Corvair 500 Coupe

The shark-like second-generation Corvair (1965-69) is considered one of the most attractive designs to come out of Detroit. With a strong following and full parts availability from the aftermarket, it’s a mystery why Corvairs perennially lag in market popularity…. more»