Today’s truck is a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup and it is owned by Wayne Dick. I saw this truck at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA. The show was sponsored by The South Bay Corsa. This Corvair Cruise-In is applied named Ageless to Anarchy! You are going to be looking at the Anarchy side of the show today. Their claim is to be bringing the Corvair community together 6 Cylinders at a time. But, there were a few vehicles at the show that had a couple of extra cylinders to bring together. This truck is finished in a worn two-tone combination of Red and White with a very well appointed Brown leather interior. Don’t miss any of the interior details like the updated instrument cluster gages, the octagon steering wheel and the tilt steering wheel steering column with two connecting rods attached one for the ignition key and the other for the starter button. Are you looking for the gear shift lever? There is none so check out the bottom center of the dash board and you find a panel with what looks to be an update version of the Mopar type push button shifter. The roll bar has easy access from both the driver and passenger side of the truck. It is powered by a modified C5 Corvette LS3 V8 producing 460 hp, with 383 cu in, 6.2 liters, with EFI. It is mated to a 4L60E 4-speed electronic automatic transmission Slowing this beast down are C5 Corvette disk brakes. The suspension is upgraded with a Viair Strut Air Suspension System. I also liked the perforated valve cover covers, they are a great clean look that hide the eight coils and let the coils breath.
The original MSRP for a Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup was $2,165.00. They were built from 1961 – 1964 with a total number of 18,342 produced with 4,102 being built in 1962. This is a great truck that surprised me with all the attention to details. It will get a lot of attentions at GM, Chevrolet, and Corvair show along with any car events it addends. I would like to take a ride with Wayne sometime. Thanks for riding along. Frank