D.A.C.C. Corvair Homecoming
Once our eyes cleared from the pleasant buzz of all the chrome on the dune buggy, we started wandering around the parking lot of the host Quality Inn, making our way toward the very back to see what might be hiding there. Maybe a Fitch Sprint, or, if we were lucky, a Yenko Stinger.
A quick estimate put the Corvair population at around 50 or 60, and it was only 10:00 a.m.
Mark noticed a white late model with racing stripes. "Is that a Stinger?" he asked.
"Nope," I responded, but he wasn't disappointed.
Could this be the latest in Corvair technology? Maybe an anti-radar device? A way to stay in touch with the family on extended cruises? In-car TV? The ultimate bug zapper to keep the front end clean? And what about aerodynamic drag?
No, the satellite dish isn't mounted to the back of the car, although, at first glance, it might look like it is.
Nice looking 500 model. The owner added those great looking stripes, a 140 engine and a Corsa dash panel nicely fitted with an array of VDO gauges.
Even without the dish, a terrific looking late model.
Corvair owners and enthusiasts come up with some pretty original custom schemes, as you've seen if you've visited other sections of this site. When I first saw Wally Wheeler's Corphibian, a 1961 Loadside amphibian, I thought it was a custom conversion done by the owner. In fact it is a prototype, albeit not one produced by General Motors. The unique conversion was the first of an intended production run of amphibians created by a third party to be built and sold in the aftermarket.
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