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  • Corvair. Very underappreciated. Oh yeah, FU Ralph Nader.

    • It’s an awful shame that the Corvair had to be the scapegoat, but really, it had to be done.

      • The early Corvairs had lots of problems–carbon monoxide from the early heating systems, for example. All of them had weird fan belt pathways–savvy owners always had an extra belt and a wrench so they could replace them on the fly.. While the Corvair was never as popular as the dowdy Ford Falcon (the early Falcons were lemons in their own right), it did establish the niche that Ford better exploited with the Mustang.

  • This appears to be a first generation Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible. It’s a little hard to tell from the photos, but my guess would be 1963 or 1964. Yes, this is one of the Corvairs with the supposed handling problem, although the reality is that a number of car manufacturers (inc. VW) used the swing-axle system at that time.
    In terms of collectability, I’d give this a big thumbs-up. They are still very affordable, but I believe we will soon see a sharp appreciation in their value. Buy one now before the prices go up!

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