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Engine
6-Cylinder
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Exterior
Blue
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VIN
105379W705806

Description

110 HP, 164 cid Horizontally Opposed 6-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission VIN: 105379W705806 One of the first victims of self-appointed consumer watchdog Ralph Nader was the Chevrolet Corvair. First introduced for the 1960 model year, he had made claims that these cars were unsafe at any speed. The media jumped on his bandwagon with government investigations and studies following. As mor...

110 HP, 164 cid Horizontally Opposed 6-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission VIN: 105379W705806 One of the first victims of self-appointed consumer watchdog Ralph Nader was the Chevrolet Corvair. First introduced for the 1960 model year, he had made claims that these cars were unsafe at any speed. The media jumped on his bandwagon with government investigations and studies following. As more bad press was generated, the sales of these innovative compacts plummeted. General Motor decided to pull the plug for the 1969 model year and just 6,000 cars were produced. A couple of years after the model's demise, the Federal Government issued a report that the Corvair had been just as safe as any other car on the road. This Blue example was one of the last 200 Corvairs ever produced at GM's Willow Run plant outside of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Each of these cars were hand assembled on a special assembly line and were only built to order. This coupe has traveled just 14.7 miles since it rolled out of the factory some 43 years ago. Beautifully preserved and kept in climate controlled storage from new, this is one of the most pristine examples anywhere in the world. Purchased new from Dunlap Chevrolet in Macon, Georgia, the original owner knew how special this car would be. This Corvair represents a chance to become the caretaker for a very important part of American automotive history. With under 15 miles from new, it shows off the hand-craftsmanship that went into this car's original construction and for anyone interested in keeping our heritage alive, should not be missed.

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