In its April issue, Motor Trend magazine names the new Chevrolet product the Car of the Year, citing its "engineering advancement: its (aluminum) air-cooled engine, transaxle and four-wheel independent suspension." Base price was $2,238. Production of the model began in 1959. Though it had a 10-year run, it did not prove as popular as the Ford Falcon and, later, the Mustang.
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* Corvair Society of America: @
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* More about the car, including the technical issues written about in 1965's "Unsafe at Any Speed" by Ralph Nader: @
* "The Life and Death of the Chevrolet Corvair": @
* "25 things you didn't know about the Corvair": @
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