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1961 Chevrolet Corvair

Price

$28,000

Mileage

25,300

Vehicle Info

condition
Condition
Used
engine
Engine
FLAT 6 AIR COOLED
transmission
Transmission
Automatic 2-Speed
drivetrain
Drivetrain
RWD
fuel
Fuel
Gasoline
exterior-color
Exterior Color
Green
interior-color
Interior Color
Brown
stock
Stock #
HW61RAMP
request-VIN
VIN
1R124S120993
Fuel Economy
CITY
N/A
fuel-economy
HWY
N/A
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Description

By the late 1950s, the physical size of the entry-level models offered by the Big Three domestic auto manufacturers (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler) had grown considerably. Small imports proved that there was a significant demand for small cars. During 1959 and 1960, the Big Three automakers planned to introduce their own "compact" cars. Chevrolet designed a car that deviated from traditional American norms of design and engineering - the Corvair, powered by an air-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. It was mounted in the rear driving the rear wheels through a compact transaxle. The suspension was independent on all four wheels. No tail-fins or chrome grille! Motor Trend named the Corvair as the 1960 "Car of the Year". In 1961, following the success of the Corvair’s introduction, GM, the master of line extensions, brought out small truck size variations. They were the Greenbrier van model, and two pickup trucks – the Loadside with its standard tailgate, and the Rampside which featured both the standard tailgate and a fold down ramp on the passenger side. It had a 95-inch wheel base, larger than the passenger car. The horizontally opposed Chevrolet Turbo-Air 6 engine was located under a slightly raised cargo floor. At 2.4L it produced 80 HP and came with a 3-speed manual transmission or the optional Corvair Powerglide automatic. Eastern Shore Classic Cars is offering for sale one of the rarest Corvairs, a 1961 Rampside Pickup truck. This little gem has been cared for by the current owner since 2014. It came from Texas where it went through a major cosmetic refurbishment. The former owner repainted, replaced the interior, addressed any needed body/metal work. The paint appearance is excellent with no flaws or deterioration. The chrome is dazzling. The interior still looks new. A new spray on bedliner gives it like new appearance and great durability. The odometer, which reads approximately 25,300, is believed to be accurate. Since purchasing this Corvair the owner has added about 2,000 miles. The current owner brought home a vehicle that was cosmetically in great shape, but as with any vehicle of this age there are always repairs and upgrades that are needed to bring them to fully reliable and safe condition. He continues regular maintenance and has kept detailed records of all of his improvements. Included are things as small as a new headlamp dimmer switch and tailgate latch to more significant items such as having the carburetors rebuilt, new fuel pump, new battery, new wheels, new tires, new hub caps, windshield and radio. The full list is impressive. A most significant upgrade involved dropping the oil and transmission pans. The oil pan, gaskets, and oil cooler seals were replaced. The transmission pan and seals were replaced along with the throttle shaft seal and shaft cable seal. RESULT – A CORVAIR THAT DOESN’T LEAK. AMAZING!!! This truck is driven just for fun although perfectly capable of doing hard work. It is completely drivable and reliable. It gets noticed and thumbs up no matter where it goes. It has been shown locally with great success. See the pictures of the full trophy shelf. The owner has his sights trained on another Corvair, but needs a place to house it. As such, sadly the Rampside has to go. It currently resides in northwest Connecticut. It is highly recommended that the prospective buyer or a trusted agent do an in-person inspection. The terms of sale are cash in person or wire transfer. It is being sold on a bill of sale. It is offered as is, where is with no warranty offered or implied. Come drive this handsome Corvair Rampside away for only $28,000. Please direct all inquiries or questions to: Harvey Wooding Eastern Shore Classic Cars LLC Telephone/Fax: 203-482-4014 Email: harvey.escc@gmail.com

Dealership Info

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