The "Big Three" automakers, introduced new compact cars for 1960. The Corvair began production on July 7, 1959. The official launch date was set for October 2, 1959, with a basic 500 series, and a modest up-scaled 700 series model. The first Corvair model year production numbers reached 250,007 units, edging out the new Plymouth Valiant production of 194,292, but falling short of the new Ford Falcon sales numbers of nearly 430,000 units. The Corvair was the only car in America built with the air-cooled, rear mounted engine. You can read the auto magazine reviews and first road test of each of these cars, right here on AutomotiveTimelines.
This promotional film titled "Corvair In Action", shows the advantages of the new Chevrolet Corvair, including a roll over safety demonstration. There is footage of the 1958-59 Proto-type pre-production Corvair too.
Browse a working 1960 Corvair Brochure printed in 1959...Read More
Browse a working 1960 Corvair Accessories Brochure...Read More
Jimmy Dean stars in this 1960 Corvair TV commercial.
In this commercial, Corvair and Falcon compete to pull an Airliner.
Browse a working 1960 Corvair Mailer. "Keep Up With The Joneses"...Read More
Motor Life Magazine published information about all the new 1960 cars, including road test and specs for the 1960 Corvair. Browse a working 1960 Motor Life Magazine from January 1960....Read More