Most famous for Ralph Nader's campaign against it, the Corvair exemplified the forward-thinking American auto industry in the 60's: rear-mounted aluminum air-cooled flat 6, unibody structure, doors and front & rear windows are stressed members, among the first turbocharged American cars. While the developments were great, the Corvair wasn't without problems. Mounting bad press and safety concerns pushed GM to shutter the line in 1969 after 9 years of production.
Santa Fe, NM
Photo: Bill Stengel