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Posted by: Jim ()
Date: September 01, 2010 07:46PM



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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: Vairforce1 ()
Date: September 01, 2010 08:18PM

Looks like a variation on a Vega front end grafted on to a downsized early 2nd gen Camaro/Firebird.

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: September 02, 2010 03:21AM

Neat! I don't recall seeing that before. SIA April 1982?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: September 02, 2010 03:56AM

Actually, I'm kind of glad they didn't build those... I think they are ugly.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: ck_vair ()
Date: September 02, 2010 05:37AM

I remember a Chevy Vega who sported various rear louvers in the trunk. Perhaps that would have been what Chevy had in mind for the Corvair, albeit I remember that even the Impalas of 1971 had them. In fact small compact Chevy models of today resemble a Corvair from a back view. Even after its demise in 1969, the Corvair fascia and silhouette seems like inspiration for some Chevy compacts. I wouldn't be surprise at all if someday the name Monza is resurrected into a Corvair-looking car, resembling a rear engine vehicle, but "obviously" with a front wheel drive automobile as a catch for baby boomers. There a few living examples like the new VW Beetle and the Fiat.

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: Bob G ()
Date: September 02, 2010 06:48AM

I believe all GM full size cars from 1971 had trunk louvers as well as the Vega. Reason being that these were all new cars for 1971 and it was GM's first attempt at power "Flow Thru Ventalation" In addition you couldn't shut the blower fan off, just down to low. In 1972 and on GM redesigned the vent outlets to exit the rear door openings (or the rear of front door openings on 2 doors), eliminating the rear louvers.

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: mrtrimmier ()
Date: October 15, 2010 07:00PM

Cormaro. Nice....

Mike T
Lady's Island S.C.

Black '65 CORSA "parts" car ("RatVair") '65 CORSA Weber/180 ("Whitey") '60 500 Sedan ("Smurf Surf Sedan")

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: October 15, 2010 07:25PM

...or read the whole article HERE:
Corvairs for the 70s

1962 Corvair 900 sedan1967 Corvair Monza 140/4-speed1968 Corvair 500 coupe1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0
1962 900 sedan needs a home1967 Monza 140/4-spd1968 500 coupe (now my son's)1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: lostbooger ()
Date: October 16, 2010 02:09PM

A couple of those designs had potential. The other ones just looked like Vegas though.


61 Monza 4.3L V6

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Re: CORVAIR 70's
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: October 16, 2010 10:08PM

Regarding the vents in the back of the door etc...
That started in 1968 with Astro Vetalation on the Camaro and Vette. A-bodies got it in 1969. There are grills at the rear door jambs with "one way" flaps.
Air is forced through the cowl down through the kick panels and into the vent balls etc. The door w/s seals around the outer part of the door, so there is a channel along the door and it vents out to the qtr panel and into the trunk.

Pressurizes the cabin to keep exhaust fumes from entering....

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Sun Valley Ca 91352

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