While i was out and about recently, this Corvair Camper caught my eye. I stopped and snapped a few photos of it.
I all my years of being in the car business i have never seen one like this. It must be home built, and whoever built it appears to have done a good job.
These photos were taken with my T-Mobile G2 Google Phone from the window of my car. With my recent hip replacement surgery, getting out of the car and walking around this buggy was more than i could handle that day. Regardless the photos came out pretty good.
Here is some good Corvair History courtesy of Wikipedia: The Chevrolet Corvair is a compact automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1960–1969 model years. It was the only American-made, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air-cooled engine.
The Corvair range included two-door coupe and convertible, four-door sedan, and four-door station wagon configurations, included the more powerful Monza model – and included passenger van, commercial van, and pickup derivatives. The range competed with imported cars such as the original Volkswagen Beetle, as well as the Ford Falcon and the Plymouth Valiant, new entries in a market segment that was established in the U.S. by the Nash and Rambler American.
The Corvair’s legacy was affected by controversy surrounding its handling, its inclusion in Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe at Any Speed and a subsequent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study saying the car’s handling was as safe as that of its contemporaries.