Who can name the Chevrolet from the 1960s that was, and is, the only American-designed, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air-cooled engine?
You might guess from the photo above that the answer is the Corvair.
I’m thinking about the Corvair because earlier this week I pulled into the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant with a special lady friend who noticed the car and said, “Wow, what car is that?”
It was dark out, and my first response was, “It looks like a mix between a Mustang and a Plymouth.”
It wasn’t until a close inspection of the car that we both said, in unison, “Ohhhh, a Corvair…”