1961 Chevrolet CorvairThis is an exceptionally nice and rare example of a fully restored 1961 Corvair Rampside pickup, but it%u2019s important to know a brief history of the model.
The Corvair Greenbrier Sportswagon, and Corvair 95 Trucks were about as different from contemporary American-built vehicles as you could get. They were so European in design that they shouldn%u2019t even be compared to normal U.S. built trucks of that era. As the Greenbriar project developed, project planners decided to eliminate some windows and create a truck that was essentially a panel-side delivery van. The upper rear part of the body was cut off to create a truck similar to the Volkswagen pickup, except the Corvair pickup was given a unique hinged-at-the-rocker-panel, ramp-type door.
The history on this Rampside is rich. A three page letter from the second owner (1967-1991) to the restorer details usage, repair history, and his general fondness for the truck over the years.
The Rampside was restored in the late 1990s, kept in a climate controlled garage, and used only for car shows since restoration. In 1999, it was chosen by Hemmings Motor News to be the calendar truck for the month of February.