CORSA Chapter 158






About the Corvair


She's our little engineering marvel, ahead of her time on so many levels, and yet so often maligned and misunderstood.  More so than many other collector's vehicles, the Chevy Corvair story continues to fascinate classic car enthusiasts and automotive historians almost 60 years after the Corvair debuted in dealer showrooms on October 2, 1959.

Almost 3 million Corvairs were made during its abbreviated 10-year run.  Models included 2 and 4-door hardtops, convertibles, station wagons, passenger vans, cargo vans, pickups, even a line of Corvair-powered motorhomes.  They stand as an iconic vehicle of the 1960's and are routinely used in "period" TV and motion picture projects.


Today, the internet enjoys a wealth of Corvair-centric articles, images, videos, forums, and more, so rather than attempting any kind of lengthy historical retrospective here, we invite you to check out our LINKS page for a few "rabbit holes" of online Corvair information.  You'll find a little bit of everything, and you'll be amazed how fast you can burn up a few hours.


In the meantime, click the link for a cheat sheet of Corvair fingertip information to whet your appetite for supreme Corvair knowledge and get you ready for your next car show - because you know Corvairs always draw a crowd and someone will invariably walk up to you and try to tell you the "real story of the Corvair!" - btw, this is the same fact sheet we encourage all our members to keep handy in their own glove boxes...enjoy!