ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The 1967- 69 Chevrolet Corvair

Updated on May 18, 2012
The four carb 140 HP engine
The four carb 140 HP engine
The Racy Corvair
The Racy Corvair
Typical 67-69 interior
Typical 67-69 interior
This looks like mine!
This looks like mine!

Although, Chevrolet's Camaro debuted in 1967 to compete with the Ford Mustang and appeal to those under 30, Chevrolet continued on until 1969. Oddly, Chevrolet continued toying with having the Corvair make it into the 1970's based on the body similar to the 1973 Pontiac Grand Am.

The last years of the Corvair saw America's only air cooled rear engine car diminish each year. From 1965-66, some 350,000 corvairs had been produced. In 1967, only 27,100, in 1968, it was 15,400 and in 1969, 6000. The cost for the 1967 was around $2100, while for the 1969, $2500. The 1967 model introduced new styled bucket seats, a very reliable Saginaw 4-speed transmission, the collapsible steering column, dual brake master cylinder with warning light, nylon reinforced brake hoses, steel door hinges, "mushroomed" instrument panel knobs, and an optional 8-tack tap player. Chevrolet introduced a 50,000 mile engine warranty on all Chevrolet models including the Corvair. Chevy contiued to actively advertise the car. The 1968 model saw Chevy abandoning all advertsting This model was exactly like the 67 but for the side marker lights on the fenders required by federal law and the availability of the 140 HP engine again. Both models had seat belts. The 1969 model was very similar, just additional refinements making the car better, like, a quick steering box and Positraction. However, the most interesting thing about the 1969 was that the cars were assembled by hand next to the Nova assmbly line.

The Corvair myth continues because of its timeless, racy looks. The car was Chevy's answer to the economy car in the 60's. So, despite photos of the car in racing mode, most had either a 110 HP or a 140 HP engine (however, until you got on the highway, you ran with 110 HP to conserve fuel). The Corvair did have a 180 HP very finicky turbo. These are the rarest. Fuel economy in the 1960's meant getting 20 MPG. Most cars then were lucky to get 15 MPG.

The Corvair would be replaced by another car in the 1970's that shared the same fate. It was called the Vega.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      I love my Corvair. But, it is not a muscle car-just a 6 cyl.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome, love the muscle cars. Nooooo, not the Vega (that part brought back bad memories - Ha!!!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)