- Chevy designed the Corvair during the 1950’s and released the early models November 1959. 5 years later they released the late model in November 1964. These were known as 65/69 models.
This car was registered 1st January 1965, making it a very early 1965 model. The Danube blue was a carry over from the 60/64 models and was only a one year colour on 65/69 models. The Corsa was only a two year model, making this car a rare one. Built at the Oshawa plant in Ontario, Canada, it was one of only 360 made that year as a convertible.
Undergoing a full restoration 15 years ago in Canada, it was sold and imported to Glendale, California, where the present owner bought and imported it into United Kingdom in 2020.
Corvair was, and still is, the only mass produced air cooled, rear mounted, aluminium, flat 6, horizontally opposed engine ever made in America.