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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 08:15:17 GMT

It's safe to say 1960s Chevy Corvair more popular than ever  -  The Seattle Times
Chevy made the first Corvairs as simple, four-door sedans (in 500 and 700 trim levels) with a three-speed manual transmission that came standard. A two-speed automatic was optional. Soon after, two-door coupe versions arrived, plus a 900-series “Monza” ...
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:39:34 GMT

Why You Should Buy a 1960s Chevy Corvair Right Now  -  Bloomberg
Ralph Nader published his auto-safety takedown Unsafe at Any Speed 51 years ago. Since then, the bestselling book has become synonymous with national crash-protection standards and GM's uncommonly dangerous (as Nader saw it) Chevrolet Corvair.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:25:01 GMT

Concept Car of the Week: Corvair Testudo (1963)  -  Car Design News (subscription) (blog)
The Chevrolet Corvair, produced by General Motors from 1960 to 1969, was a compact car intended to counter the increasing popularity of the Volkswagen Beetle. The Corvair was everything other GM offerings of the time were not. It featured a chaste ...
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:31:14 GMT

100 Objects That Shaped Public Health in Cities  -  CityLab
Others are a bit unexpected—such as spittoons, smartphones, and the Chevrolet Corvair. “We wanted to be thought-provoking, to make people think about the connections,“ Sharfstein says. “Public health is defined by the end result, which is health, so a ...
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:47:31 GMT

Unusual car brings up old memories  -  Journal-Times
... them not long after assembly. I'm going to ask my oldest brother, who was himself an ace VW mechanic, if he remembers anything about that car. For some reason, I want to say it was not built on a VW frame, and instead used a Corvair chassis and engine.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:29:05 GMT
The Corvair Was Alleged To Be 'Unsafe at Any Speed'  -  Wall Street Journal
In “Humans: Unsafe at Any Speed,” Information Age, Aug. 22) L. Gordon Crovitz quotes Ralph Nader as calling cars “unsafe at any speed.” Mr. Nader wasn't referring to cars in general, but specifically to the Chevrolet Corvair. Mr. Nader's accusations ...
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:58:16 GMT

Yugos, Corvairs and Vegas: the Cream of the Clunkers at the Concours d'Lem...  -  Reuters
Mike King and Mike Percy brought a 1974 Chevrolet Vega station wagon -- called the Estate model because of its fake wood side paneling -- from their home in Fresno, Calif. The kitschy wood grain aside, the Vega's prodigious oil leaks and other woes ...
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:43:46 GMT

Junkyard Gem: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair convertible  -  Autoblog (blog)
Walk the rows of a big, high-inventory-turnover self-service wrecking yard and you'll find plenty of vehicles with controversial histories. Chevy Cobalts, with their malfunctioning ignition switches. Audi 5000s, of "Unintended Acceleration" fame ...
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:23:02 GMT

Automotive Hall of Fame plans move to Detroit from suburbs  -  Washington Times
In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 photo, automotive safety advocate Ralph Nader, poses by a 1960 Chevrolet Corvair at the VIP event before the Automotive Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Cobo Center in Detroit. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP) more ...
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:27:57 GMT

Ralph Nader: Unlikely Automotive Hall of Fame inductee  -  The Detroit News
The 82-year-old safety advocate spent most of his career ruffling feathers and demanding change ever since his book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” exposed dangers in the Chevrolet Corvair in 1965. But Nader was inducted Thursday night in a ceremony at Cobo ...