Another Chama Corvair

second-generation Corvair

No reason to lock it up in Chama

This is the second generation Corvair, which covered the model years from 1965 to ’69. I was around back then but don’t recall seeing very many. Of course, the government was trying hard to kill me then and I didn’t have much time for cars. (Funny how that focuses the mind.)

The second generation was much improved over the original machines. They certainly look better and have a lot more oomph with up to 180 hp. You sit quite low in these and they don’t weigh much, so they must have been a hoot to drive.

[Learn what the hell this has to do with Chama, NM right here.]

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  • christian ienni June 2, 2014, 4:23 PM

    i’m fascinated by the lack of a front grille – what’s the engineering rationale behind that?

    • JHF June 2, 2014, 4:29 PM

      Rear-engined car. 🙂 See the vents?

  • M.J. June 2, 2014, 6:51 PM

    I was spoiled, I drove a ’69 Chevelle back and forth to college in TX. You’re not so old!

    • JHF June 2, 2014, 7:54 PM

      Yeah. I edited out the whining.

  • Katy George June 3, 2014, 10:22 AM

    I had one of these and loved it!

  • christian ienni June 3, 2014, 10:57 PM

    just saw this on TCM (they were using it as random vintage filler between movies):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmPpry8JiK0

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