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A 1965 training film for Chevrolet dealers comparing the features of the 1965 Chevrolet Corvair and the 1965 Ford Mustang.

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66corvair
Mar 18, 2008 at 9:09 pm
March 18, 2008
I feel sorry for people who feel the Mustang is such a great car. I have owned a 1965 Mustang and at least 7 corvairs. I have to admit the corvair was way ahead of it's time.
Corvairs were the first american cars to have the following.
1) Four wheel independent suspension.
2) First mass produced american car with a rear engine that was air cooled and turbocharged. It also came with the first 4 single carb engine.
3) First unibody american car.
4) Corvair did not need power steering or power brakes.

The fact is Mustang did start the pony car era, but the american public failed to see just how good a car the 65 corvair has become. Mustang was at first, a falcon at heart with new sheetmetal and a bigger motor. I like Mustangs, but Corvairs had alot going for them. The american public is finally starting to take notice. In conclusion, Ralph Nader did not kill the corvair. He was proven wrong, but good news don't sell newspapers.
 
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Montreux_Blue
Sep 17, 2007 at 8:33 pm
Corvair was just to far ahead of its time!
 
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honeycomb
May 25, 2007 at 8:54 am
I feel sorry for the salesmen who were put in this position of trying to sell the Corvair against the Mustang. Styling was supposed to favor the Corvair? "The Mustang retains the look from 1964", aside from the fact that there never was a 1964 Mustang, (it was an early release of the 1965 model). It just smacks of desperation. Throngs of people stopped at the Chevrolet dealerships to gawk at the Corvair for 1965...NOT! Performance, the Corvair was able to keep up with the Mustang from 40 to 60 mph? That's the best they could say? And then comparing the look of the dashboard, as if that's a motivating factor in someone's decision to but a particular car. GM knew even then that the Monza would be a stopgap at best, until they could get their Mustang fighter, the Camaro in production. And that bit about calling the Mustang the "Falcon Mustang", sadly desperate. Well, we see how well that all worked out. To this day, the 1965 Mustang was one of the most successful car introductions of all time, and the Corvair has been relegated to the "automobile curiousities" section of American car history. And of course, the Mustang has survived to this day, outlasting all the breed it spawned from Chrysler, G.M., (and AMC).
 

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