1962 Chevrolet Corvair Pickup Has Ease Of Use Covered4
The Chevrolet Corvair spanned numerous body styles over its production run from 1960 to 1969. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvair pickup, however, is the epitome of “ease of use.”
While many American families opted for the handful of other Corvair bodies offered, including a sedan, coupe, convertible, wagon and van, the pickup variant is somewhat lesser known. And Hemmings found one unique model for sale. Based on the Corvan 95 model, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair pickup features the “rampside” option. It’s exactly what it sounds like: the side of the bed folds down to reveal a ramp to load various items. It’s not as well known compared to the prevalent “loadside” option many Corvair pickups came with.
The seller says in the listing the rampside option is perfect for loading his electric scooter he often takes to car shows. The vehicle itself is in very good condition, too. The seller adds a tune-up was performed, which included points, plugs, condenser, plug wires, fuel pump and a new battery. The current owner has also added a tachometer and an AM/FM radio. For safety and comfort, grab handles armrests and seatbelts have been installed, too.
The paint, chrome trim and tires are all in good condition, according to the seller, and the only reason he’s parting ways with the unique Corvair pickup is due to a smaller garage space at a new home. The price stands at $18,500 or best offer.
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Where’s the engine?
Under the rear of the bed.
The bed was low in the front and had a raised section in the back to cover the engine. The side ramp made it an easy roll in load ability.
The Rampside was it’s own model, and was much more common than the less-useful Loadside version (no ramp).