Corvair

Drop-Top Project: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

By 1960, most American car companies were getting into the compact car game. Chevrolet decided to go down the path less traveled with its Corvair. Not only was the engine in the rear, but it was also air-cooled, much… more»

Corvan Camper! 1962 Chevrolet Corvair

The Chevy Corvair was perhaps the most diversified of the 1960s compacts, available in all sorts of body styles. Not only sedans and convertibles but also pickups and vans, like this 1962 Corvan with an optional camping package. With… more»

Air-Cooled Drop-Top: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair

The Chevy Corvair was perhaps the most unusual car to come out of Detroit in the 1960s. With its rear-mounted, air-cooled engine and 4-wheel independent suspension, it was America’s version of the VW Beetle, except bigger. The car was… more»

First Gen Convertible: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair

In the 1950s, the major American automakers produced the largest cars we’ll ever see, with huge wheelbases and bodies dripping with chrome. But gaining speed in the marketplace was the Economy Car. Volkswagens were selling like hotcakes. American Motors… more»

Buried Alive! 1963 Chevrolet Corvair

The Corvair was Chevy’s first foray into the compact car market of the 1960s. Unlike the Chevy II that would soon follow, it was unorthodox by Detroit standards. It had a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine that led to sales of… more»

Field Find: 1960s Chevrolet Corvair Collection

Collectors often migrate to one brand or nameplate in their accumulation of the vehicles that they love. In this case, someone had a thing for the Chevy Corvair and may have assembled one from each of its ten model… more»

Turbocharged! 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa

The Corvair may go down as the most unusual automobile to be built by Chevrolet. With its air-cooled, rear-mounted flat-six, the car would see an output of more than 1.8 million units across 10 model years. But a safety… more»

Barn Find Inheritance: Corvair Yenko Stinger

Don Yenko was an American racecar driver and car dealer who became famous for creating the Yenko Camaro S/C 427 and other high-performance cars. His earliest effort in that arena was the Yenko Stinger which saw as few as… more»

Unique Kit Car: 1975 Chevrolet Camaro/Corvair

It’s hard to decide exactly what this automobile is. It was built by a kit car builder out of Massachusetts. It has a 1965 Chevy Corvair chassis and drivetrain. And it looks like a 1970 Chevy Camaro with T-Tops…. more»

Estate Auction: Bill O’Meara Collection

Estate auctions are a wonderful thing for a car collector, as you not only get the chance to potentially sniff out a deal that only the locals know about, but if the collection is big enough, you get multiple… more»

Electric Conversion Project: 1967 Chevrolet Ultravan

The Ultravan has an interesting but brief history and – though it began with Corvair engineering beneath it – Chevrolet never produced it. Only a few hundred were built by different ownership groups from 1960-74. This one is amid… more»

Great Miami Collection of 28 Chevrolet Corvairs!

Unlike Ford and Chrysler, Chevrolet’s entry into the compact market field in 1960 was unconventional. With its new Corvair, the engine was air-cooled rather than water-cooled and was mounted in the back. Imagine being a gas station attendant in… more»

GM Corvair Prototype: 1967 Piranha

In the 1960s, General Motors partnered with Marbon Chemicals and AMT Plastics (yes, the model kit company) to build a Corvette alternative using Corvair engineering. Only fourteen were built before GM decided it was cost-prohibitive, with nine surviving today… more»

59,000 Original Mile 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside

Many people have claimed to reinvent the wheel, but has anyone thought about how they would actually do such a thing? Something as simple and ingrained in society as a wheel surely can’t be reinvented, right? What about reinventing… more»

Drop-Top Duo: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair

When they entered the new compact car market in 1960, Chevrolet decided to be different. Rather than offer a shrunken version of their full-size cars, they went another route. Enter the Corvair with its air-cooled, rear-mounted, flat engine and… more»

Limo Conversion: 1966 Corvair

Stretch limousines are not unusual sights. Especially if they’re Cadillacs or Lincolns. And sometimes you’ll run across one that was based on a vintage automobile. But this conversion is the product of a father and son project: a stretch… more»