December 3, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

I TRADED FOR MY FIRST CORVAIR.  I LOVED THAT CAR.  IT WAS A HORIZONTALLY OPPOSED FLAT SIX CYLINDER WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MOUNTED IN THE REAR WHERE THE TRUNK WOULD NORMALLY BE.

NOW FOLKS, AS A WELL RECOGNIZED CAR MAN EVEN BACK THEN, I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THIS RALPH GUY WHO SAID ALL THESE BAD THINGS ABOUT THE CORVAIR IS 180 DEGREES OUT AS WE SAY IN THE AIR FORCE, MEANING HE STINKS.  THIS CAR IS SAFE AT ANY SPEED, RELIABLE, FUN TO DRIVE AND ANY TRAINED SEAL OR BRAIN-DEAD REDNECK CAN SERVICE IT AND MAINTAIN IT EASILY.

I DID PROFESSIONALLY DETAIL IT AND PROMPTLY SOLD IT TO A LODGE BROTHER.  I TOLD HIM IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT FOR ANY REASON, I WILL GIVE YOU ALL YOUR MONEY BACK WITHIN ONE YEAR.  I NEVER HEARD FROM HIM IN REGARD TO THE CORVAIR.  HE AND HIS FAMILY LOVED IT.  HIS CHILDREN LEARNED TO DRIVE IN IT.

PERHAPS GM’S COMPETITORS OF A TEUTONIC VARIETY WERE SCARED TO DEATH OF THE POPULARITY OF THIS CAR WHICH INCIDENTALLY WAS MOTOR TRENDS CAR OF THE YEAR WHEN INTRODUCED IN 1960.  THE 1964 SPIDER 180 HORSE WAS COOLNESS.  THE 1965 CORSICA WAS A
MASTERPIECE IN STYLING AND DRIVING FUN.

WHEN I VISITED UNCLE FRANK AT THE TECH CENTER IN 1964 WITH MY NEW GP, THEY HAD ON DISPLAY INSIDE ON A 15 DEGREE TITLED PLATFORM A GORGEOUS METALLIC BLUE CORVAIR CONVERTIBLE WITH REAL CHROME WIRE WHEELS AND WHITE WALLS.  SPECTACULAR

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