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Posted By: Bruce Gibbins
Posted On: Thursday March 26, 2020 at 1:01 AM
I rather liked the Corvair. I've never seen one in the flesh, though let alone
never having driven a Convair either.
I know you guys have a good understanding of the causes that made the cars design that courted such controversy.
One point made by JK I thought was particularly interesting, was that people did not know how to drive the Corvairs safely.
There was apparently little or no understanding of the cars characteristics - making them unsafe.
It does seem odd to me that a mass produced car, because of it's quirky habits required a course of instruction before it could be driven safely on the road.

I think that it's a pity really because the Corvair had so much potential as a class leader, however this was not to be and like the Edsel before it, was sneered at when the car was new, only to be garnished with praise nearly fifty years latter.

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Per our discussion on Corvairs yesterday, here are Rick Thompson's by John Kuvakas #47411Moderator
Loved those cars then. Still do. Can't help wondering if they would have eventually competed with by Frank Kocour #47411.1
They were great cars, several cuts above the Beetle. by John Kuvakas #47411.1.1Moderator
I agree totally. Like when front wheel drive was introduced, there by Jack Dodds #47411.1.1.1
In an inexpereinced driver's hands... by John Kuvakas #47411.
So true and so very often seen. I attended so many needless by Jack Dodds #47411.
John Roberts made a replica of the maroon convertible for me, using the by Rick Thompson #47411.2
Thanks John for sharing the pictures of Rick's super cars. by Bob Jackman #47411.2.1
don't let old Ralphy hear you ! (EOM) by Joop Gisbers #47411.3
Ralphy ??.you mean Joe...Joe who ??.. Joe Mama (EOM) by Rand Anderson #47411.3.1
Mr. Ralph "Unsafe at any speed" Nader.... (EOM) by Joop Gisbers #47411.3.1.1
Rear engine vs mid engine by Rand Anderson #47411.4
I rather liked the Corvair. I've never seen one in the flesh, though let alone by Bruce Gibbins #47411.5

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