Call it a steal, but this classic Chevrolet is often overlooked due to the success of the Corvette and Camaro during the 60s. We’re talking about this 1962 Chevy Corvair, which we spotted on Barn Finds.
Although the Corvair only lasted two generations over the course of 10 years, the Corvair was unique in that it had a air-cooled engine mounted in the rear of the vehicle. Competing against the likes of the Volkswagen Beetle, Chevy’s Corvette and Bel Air love child just didn’t pan out the way they envisioned it from the get-go.
Nonetheless, this Corvair is in immaculate shape for its age. Located in Poulsbo, Washington, this Chevy may need a lot of work due to its unique drivetrain configuration, but on the plus side, the body is quite straight and the paint condition is decent.
To sweeten the deal, this Chevy comes with an original 1964 turbocharged Spyder engine, which only adds more prestige to this rare classic. With its original 2.7 liter flat-six mill still under the hood, this Chevy has 110 horsepower to haul its small, nimble body.
What has the potential to be a daily driver with just a few tweaks and repairs, who wouldn’t take the bait and snag this car? We sure would if we had the opportunity. It isn’t often that you see a Corvair rolling down the street, so don’t miss your chance if you’re looking for a new project build or sweet classic to get you around.
If this were to be yours, what would be your first order of business? Let us know in the comments below.