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The Chevy Corvair: Classic or Forgotten?

October 23rd, 2013

1964 Chevrolet Corvair

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…”

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