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Additional Production Numbers

The following production numbers were updated by Dave Newell and were published in the May 2017 issue of the CORSA Communique magazine. Refer to the article name "Production Numbers Revised" by Dave Newell.

Spyder: Option RPO 690   
Year                 Coupe    Convertible             Total
1962 4,320 2,574 6,894

Spyder: Option RPO L87   
Year                 Coupe    Convertible             Total
1963 11,627 7,472 19,099

Corsa Turbo: Option RPO L87 
Year Total
1965 7,206
1966 1,951

Air Conditioning  
Year        Option Number                      Total
1961 FOA 114 2,779
1962 FOA 114 7,238
1963 RPO C64 6,330
1964 RPO C64 6,010
1965 RPO C64 9,418
1966 RPO C64 4,780
1967 RPO C64 1,396
Total   37,951

Production Overview  (U.S.)
Model Year       Car   Truck (FC)  Total Corvair Production
    Assembly Plants Bloomfield CKD Plant Production Total   Assembly Plants Production Total    
1960   245,423 4,584 250,007         250,007
1961   279,075a 3,000 282,075   47,570 47,557b   329,632
1962   290,731 1,800 292,531   35,969 35,969   328,500
1963   254,115c 456 254,571   30,109 30,109d   284,680
1964   191,435 480 191,915   15,199 15,199   207,114
1965   235,528 e 235,528   1,528 1,528   237,056
1966   103,743 e 103,743         103,743
1967   27,157 96 27,253         27,253
1968   15,399   15,399         15,399
1969   6,000   6,000         6,000
Total   1,648,606 10,416 1,659,022   130,375 130,362f   1,789,384g

Notes provided by Dave Newell:

This Production Overview table shows the relationship of U.S. Corvair Production Number Totals to Assembly Plant Totals and the new FC Production Numbers.  Bloomfield, New Jersey CKD yearly totals are presented here for the first time from my files. Sum of the Car Assembly Plant Total and Bloomfield CKD Total equals the Car Production Number Total for each year.

a 1961 Car Assembly Plant Total: Was 279,103, corrected to 279,075 by Chevrolet production figure summary dated 4-7-71 giving revised totals for the Oakland Plant (55,470 revised to 55,464) and Willow Run (190,383 revised to 190,361). WR 190,361 total was also confirmed by the Willow Run-issued 1961 total. Kansas City total of 33,250 was unchanged. These changes reduce the 1961 Car Assembly Plant Total by 28 units to agree with the 1961 Car Production Figure Total.

b 1961 Truck Production Figure Total at 47,557 is 13 units lower than the Assembly Plant Total of 47,570. Without a Chevrolet document to balance these totals or prorate the 13 units over the four FC models, the more reliable 47,557 Truck Production Figure Total must remain for now.

c 1963 Car Assembly Plant Total: Was 254,112, corrected to 254,115 by Chevrolet production figure summary dated 4-7-71 giving revised totals for the Oakland Plant (22,403 revised to 22,406). Willow Run (214,470) and Los Angeles (17,239) totals were unchanged. This change increases the 1963 Car Assembly Plant Total by 3 units to agree with the 1963 Car Production Figure Total.

d 1963 Truck Production Figure Total: Was 26,968, corrected to 30,109 by the 1963 Chevrolet Accumulative Production Report which gave all new model production figures for 1963 FCs. This change increases the 1963 Truck Production Figure Total by 3,141 units to agree with the 1963 Truck Assembly Plant Total.

e 1965 and 1966 Corvair CKD units were made by GM Canada and are included in their 1965 and 1966 Canadian production totals. Canadian Corvair production is not included in any of the figures reported here.

f Corvair Truck Production Total: Was 127,221, corrected to 130,362 by 3,141 increase in 1963 Truck Production Figure Total. See note d.

g US Corvair Car and Truck Production Total: Was 1,786,243, corrected to 1,789,384 by 3,141 increase in 1963 Truck Production Figure Total. See note d.

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