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1960 Chevrolet Corvair

Car for sale by Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, Illinois 60803

$7,900

Midwest Car Exchange

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Classic Car Overview

Classic Car Overview

1960 Chevrolet Corvair $7,900

Alsip, IL 80,000 miles
Please contact one of our expert gear-head consultants at 708-388-5277 for the most complete information on this beautiful vehicle. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, give you a complete walk-around, and in the process, supply you with the most detailed description of the vehicle. On October 2, 1959, General Motors Chevrolet division introduced the 1960 Corvair. It was a new and radically different design for an American manufacturer. During the mid-1950s. The Volkswagen Beetle had become popular with economy-minded drivers. This caused GM to create an economy car to compete with it. This new car was powered by an air-cooled six-cylinder engine, first for Chevrolet, it was referred to as a flat six, since the cylinders were horizontally opposed. It was also mounted in the rear like the VW. European compact passenger cars began making inroads into the American car market in the late 1950s when the new arrivals drew interest from motorists seeking smaller, more economical vehicles for the daily commute and life around the new suburbs. Ford, Chrysler and Chevrolet all publicly downplayed the scale of the foreign-compact invasion while secretly working on their own entries into this emerging segment. While Fords Falcon and Plymouths Valiant relied on American design conventions, Chevrolet drew inspiration from the rear-engined, air-cooled Volkswagen and the sportier Porsche. After four years of development under the leadership of General Manager Ed Cole, Chevrolet debuted the Corvair for 1960. Even with the inroads Volkswagen had made into North America, the Corvair-initially offered as model 527 and 727 configurations-seemed a radical departure for an American manufacturer. Its flat-6 140 CI engine was out back, where Corvair advertising pronounced it belonged, and it followed the German convention with a split crankcase and separate cylinder barrels. The unitized body was another break from convention, as was its Quadri-Flex all-independent suspension. Chevrolet responded to disappointing sales by fitting bucket seats and sporty accessories, also rolling out the top-of-the-line model 900 Monza, which some credit for inspiring the 2-plus-2 Mustang, then under early development at Ford. The Monza proved a success, with a total of 11,926 sold after its arrival in showrooms in April 1960. California Built And Delivered Corvair 700 Features Include: Nice Running 140 ci Flat 6 Cylinder Engine With 4 Single Barrel Carburetors.. Automatic Transmission Dual Sun Visors Seat Belts Back Up Lights Windshield Wipers Padded Dash Paint In Ermine White Blue/White Interior White Wall Tires With Chevrolet Wheel Covers This is a consignment vehicle and the information above was provided by the current owner. We can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of the above information. However, please understand as with all pre-owned automobiles, the described condition is subjective . . Worldwide Enclosed Door To Door Transportation / Financing Available

1960 Chevrolet Corvair Specifications

  • VIN

    007270139396
  • Classic Car ID

    100956374
  • Stock Number

    1088
  • Category

    American Classics
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