First generation Corvair Monza Spyder (1962-64) in Palomar Red Metallic #2. This is a rarer configuration than most, as it features the turbocharged flat six as well as an awesome badge on the decklid to let you know.
Seen at the Monte Shelton Classic Car Rally, NW Portland
Early first generation (1960-1962) Chevrolet Corvair sitting unsafely in NE Portland.
The only American made car to ever have a rear engine configuration.
So many things to like about this car, the color combination (looks like Ermine White with Horizion Blue top), the flat-six engine configuration, the body design, etcetera, etcetera. Someday I will have a 4-Speed MT Corvair Lakewood, and all will be right with the world.
I am excited about today’s post for two reasons. First, it is obviously an great example of the Corvair 95 (1961-64) work van, and second, because it is owned and maintained by a most excellent construction company here in Portland.
I don’t know much about Hammer and Hand except that their aesthetic is pretty much my aesthetic, but I think that it takes a great amount of confidence and vision to not only run a small business but also use a vehicle that embodies your sense of style, knowing full well it probably isn’t as reliable or capable as a modern truck or van. H&H, I like you…and I hope to not see your logo gracing a Chevrolet Express anytime soon.
Great surface lines, great graphics, great everything.
The number one answer to why I would never buy a Volkswagen Type II (answer two is the hippy overtones…)