<VV> Two seater prototypes.
corvairduval at cox.net
Sun Oct 21 12:29:54 EDT 2018
And, not many had drivetrains, or working drivetrains. I have a friend
who does body work on these for Joe Bortz, the big time collector of
these cars. And through him I know Larry Claypool added electric motors
to one, IIRC the LaSalle II. The engine in the vehicle is a fuel
injected mock up. My friend spent a lot of time in the Corvair museum in
Richmond studying the GM show Corvairs and how they were built.
Some notable ones that were built to be driven are the Buick Y-Job and
the Super Monza.
On 10/21/2018 2:16 AM, Jay Maechtlen via VirtualVairs wrote:
> On 10/19/2018 10:56 AM, Smitty Smith via VirtualVairs wrote:
>> Smitty says; Guarding corporate styling secrets was not the only
>> reason One-Off cars were crushed. The studies were not built to any
>> safety standards and could not be certified. A lot of them had
>> little or no suspension. Body frames of square tubing were common
>> and existed only to support the body. Any crash was likely to be
>> catastrophic. So companies did not release the cars to the public
>> for fear of being sued by the buyers.
> heh - while some of us might build a car that way, nobody would expect
> it to meet OEM standards.
> Way different from getting something 'built by GM'.
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