<VV> Does anyone know anything about the XP880
Dave & Carole Thomson
jdavethomson at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 5 23:50:35 EST 2007
Try this link, it was all Corvette based. As well for the XP882 I remember an article in Car and Driver in the early 70's (not that long ago for us 60 year old folks), that covered this unit, and even had a tear out that allowed you to cut out the car sections (at car model scales) from a file folder, then actually glue together a neat model of the prototype. Way cool for the time.
A quote from the website
"Though not called Corvette, the curvy one-off Astro II of 1968 fueled rumors that a mid-engine Chevy sports car was near. Developed as GM project XP-880, it was a follow-up to the previous year's Corvair-based Astro I, but carried a Corvette V-8 and conventional doors. The entire rear half of the body was hinged to tilt up for engine access."
Dave....(68 Kelmark V8 and 66 Corsa Vert 140-4)
----- Original Message -----
From: George Jones
To: Virtual Vairs
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 9:26 PM
Subject: <VV> Does anyone know anything about the XP880
Was looking around the web and stumbled across a reference to a Chevrolet
Styling concept car labeled as the XP880. The caption stated it was a 1967
model, but looked very similar to some of the Corvair concepts. It even had
a flip up rear panel with vents. Was this a Corvette concept with a Corvair
driveline? I can't seem to find anything but a picture or two of the car.
Absolutely no descriptions (in English, at least).
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