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The World's Fastest Corvair 1967

Updated on October 25, 2009

In 1967, Ed Cholakian of North Hollywood, arrived at Bonneville Salt Flats with his altered early model Corvair to set a world record.

His Corvair was really only a Corvair in its body. Mechanically, it had a 392 cubic inch Chrysler motor modified into a whopping 462 cubic inch. The engine occupied part of the Corvair trunk and all of where normally the driver would sit. The driver of his car actually sat in the rear seat area. It had a 1937 Cadillac Stick and 1948 Ford rear. Its engine had aluminum rods, pistons and valves, Ramco Moly rings, Engle 440-5 roller cam, 4-hole Hilborn Injection.

His Corvair clocked in at 209 mph and parachuted safely to 0 at the end of the run.


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