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Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Film
Posted by: The Californian ()
Date: October 10, 2019 11:20PM

Ran across this.

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Okay guys.I will stick with this Corvair thing even though I will have FALCON

owners sneering at me at a red light!

Great footage of a '60 4 door Corvair.

Boy.Ford really played hardball in this little film!

Can't wait to watch the Plymouth Valiant is better than a Corvair film!

Made by Plymouth of course.

You can fast forward through the home made opening sequence!

THE CALIFORNIAN

A man of independent thoughts.

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Re: Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Film
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: October 11, 2019 07:37AM

Californian,

View the Corvair vs. Falcon film. Marketing GM style.

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Another interesting Corvair film.

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Jimc
1965 Corsa Coupe, two owner history


HACOA Member
CORSA 2017 Concours Senior Gold Award
AACA 2015 Award

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Re: Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Film
Posted by: mikeycee ()
Date: October 11, 2019 08:15AM

Dang this film has changed my love of Corvairs. I'm going to start looking for a Ford Falcon tomorrow. Who wants to buy my Corvair? smileys with beer Mike

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Re: Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Film
Posted by: The Californian ()
Date: October 11, 2019 08:34AM

Thanks Jim

Looks like GM's response to Ford's film.

GM made a European size compact and you can see the difference between it and

competitors.

Falcon, Valiant and Rambler.

A noble effort but American buyers wanted bus bench seating and room.

Corvair probably could of hung on and caught on except for the except for that

one publicity disaster.

Might of even spurred sub compact competing models from Ford and Chrysler.

A Ford version of Corvair scares me.Chrysler engineered I would like to see.

'I'm going to start looking for a Ford Falcon tomorrow'

You can your own little comparison tests.

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Re: Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Film
Posted by: Nick_Soapdish ()
Date: October 11, 2019 12:00PM

Guess this is why I have both.

Dylan
'62 95 Panel
Seattle, WA

Wagons and vans, just clap your hands.

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Re: Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Film
Posted by: The Californian ()
Date: October 11, 2019 12:24PM

'Guess this is why I have both'

Nice collection!

Corvairs are cool because they are European style cars made the American way.

You have to get a different mindset to enjoy them.

European sedans that ended up in Southern California were the ultimate $50 car

in the 70's and the 80's.

Nobody wanted them or appreciated them.

They do not do well in American traffic.

The European sports cars were the ones that stayed in demand more.

A Triumph four door could be had for nothing.Herald I think they were called.

So.Corvairs are neat!

Just think sophisticated!

THE CALIFORNIAN

A man of independent thoughts.

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Re: Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Film
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 11, 2019 01:39PM

Love the way they sneer at having a gearbox on the floor. What is this, 4 years away from the Mustang?

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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