Sixty years ago, Chevrolet had the guts to introduce a model that was drastically different than anything they had ever done before. Time had come for a small, economical Chevrolet. Ford was working on the Falcon, and Chrysler was close to introducing the Valiant, both very traditional automobiles. The car Chevrolet would use to compete with those cars was anything but traditional. The Corvair had a flat-six, air-cooled engine mounted in the rear. Through its short life, Chevrolet improved the Corvair until they had quite a nice package right before they killed the model. The ultimate Corvair, though, was the product of a western Pennsylvania Chevy dealer named Don Yenko. This is the story of the Corvair and the Yenko Stinger.
William C. Durant
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