<VV> 50 years ago today
hallgrenn at aol.com
Thu Apr 17 09:24:08 EDT 2014
I'd say GM redesigned the Chevy II to create the Camaro. Same cost benefits Ford had basing the Mustang on the Falcon. And the average American buyer didn't want or understand what we valued.
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<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Marc Sheridan <sheridanma1966 at gmail.com> </div><div>Date:04/17/2014 8:58 AM (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: "JVHRoberts at aol.com" <jvhroberts at aol.com> </div><div>Cc: Virtual Vairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> </div><div>Subject: Re: <VV> 50 years ago today </div><div>
</div>But the Corvair also caused the Mustang. And Chevy did redesign the Corvair
and renamed it Camaro.
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM, <jvhroberts at aol.com> wrote:
> This was the introduction of the Ford Mustang. This is the car that killed
> the Corvair, not Ralph Nader.
> It was cheaper to make, had many paths to more performance, and was an
> instant hit.
> Now, if GM had redesigned the Corvair driveline (and let's face it, even
> the 180s were based on the original 80 HP engine without extensive
> redesign), it might have hung in there. But they would've had to market it
> as something other than an economy car. This mistake was repeated with the
> Fiero, marketed as a commuter car, where the market clearly saw it as a
> sports car.
> John Roberts
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