The Controversial Corvair

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By Larry Webster and By Hagerty: For People Who Love Cars. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In late 1959, Chevrolet debuted the Corvair, a family of cars with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. It was the most unconventional car to ever come out of Detroit. It was also, according to Ralph Nadar, the most dangerous. The ensuing battle between Nadar and GM is now firmly in the rearview mirror and on this episode, we discuss the controversy with GM Engineer and Corvair enthusiast Pete Koehler.

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