By on April 22, 2010

The Corvair’s impact in Europe was highly significant, and GM styling boss Bill Mitchel thought a dashing Italianate coupe to go along with the sedan would make some inroads there. Pininfarina was commissioned to build a prototype, but it was penned by Tam Tjaarda. The process started in 1960, and the design evolved somewhat, but the final 1963 version is certainly superb. The airy roof line certainly hints at the direction the 1965 production Corvair would take. And those teardrop headlights made their first appearance here, but it wouldn’t be their last. Pininfarina wasn’t the Italian to take a swing at the Corvair, and Americans and GM itself went at it too. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Scoutdude: Yup the Granada was a massive cash cow. The Falcon roots kept development costs low and the timing was...
  • schmitt trigger: I have heard rumblings that is not only semiconductor products in short supply, but also the basic...
  • wolfwagen: Latest news: Executives sold millions of dollars worth of stock in February before Lordstown earning...
  • SCE to AUX: “his [actual] Mustang” Funny, even though we’ll disagree on the reference. :) As for...
  • Lie2me: “Who do they think they were kidding?” Everyone who bought one

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber