About the Corvair:August, 2015.pdf
During the 1950s, Chevrolet's Vice President of Engineering, Ed Cole, dreamed that America could mass produce a series of small economical cars and trucks brimming with great features, like coolant-free engines, four wheel independent suspension, unit body construction, plenty of passenger space, balanced braking, light steering, low center of gravity and more. Rear-engine design was the key to the concept. Against all odds, Ed Cole gained approval for his dream car, and the Chevrolet Corvair was born. General Motors produced 1.8 million Corvair cars and trucks world-wide from October 1959 to May 1969.