Corvair Attributes Re: <VV> Vega

FrankCB at FrankCB at
Thu Oct 20 18:32:55 EDT 2005

In a message dated 10/19/05 8:58:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, pp2 at 

> <SNIP> The Corvair was unique and an import fighter, but 
> the late 1960's, anything that did not have a V-8 was of little interest to 
> the American public.
> Padgett
       Also the Corvair at 2.7 liters (164 cubic inches) had the SMALLEST 
displacement engine of any car then made in the USA.  Today, with 2.0, 2.2 and 
2.4 liter 4 cylinder engines all around us, 2.7 liters with 6 cylinders seems 
like a fairly good sized engine.
       So the Corvair was AHEAD of its time in this as in many other things.  
E.g., current cars are NOW bragging about having fully independent 
suspensions in the rear.  What took them so long?
       Frank "the more things change....." Burkhard

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