The Chevrolet Corvair was introduced October 2, 1959 for the 1960 model year, initially as a four-door sedan offered in two trim levels. The car was produced by the American Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1960–1969 model years. It was the only American-made, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air-cooled engine.
It was General Motors' response to the growing popularity of small, lightweight imported cars such as the Volkswagen Beetle, as well as to compete with domestic-built compact cars like the Rambler American and the Studebaker Lark. The Corvair's design began in 1956 with the first vehicles rolling off the assembly line in late 1959 for the 1960 model year.
|Chevrolet Corvair 700 Series 1 Coupé|
|Chevrolet Corvair 900 Series 1 Monza Club Coupé|
|Chevrolet Corvair 95 Series 1 Pickup|
|Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Series 1 Van|
From 1960 to 1969 a total of 1,835,170 units were produced over two generations. During the first generation (1960-1964) following body styles were available: 2-door convertible, 2-door coupé, 4-door sedan, 4-door station wagon, 6-door van, 8-door van and 2-door pickup truck. Second generation (1965-1969) body styles were: 2-door convertible, 2-door hardtop, 4-door hardtop (1965–1967) and 6-door van (1965).
|Chevrolet Corvair 500 Series 2 Sedan and Coupé|
|Chevrolet Corvair 900 Series 2 Monza Convertible|
Chevrolet Corvair 95 Ad (1961)
Chevrolet Corvair Ad (1960)
Chevrolet Corvair Ad (1961)
Chevrolet Corvair Ad (1965)
Chevrolet Corvair Ad with Jimmy Dean (1960)
Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood Monza Ad (1961)
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Ad (1963)
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Ad with Michaël Landon (1963)
Chevrolet Corvair In Action Promotional Film (1960)
Brochure 1961 (USA)
Brochure Corvair 95 1962 (USA)
Brochure 1963 (USA)
Brochure 1967 (USA)
Brochure 1969 (USA)