Corvair promotional video 1960

Chevrolet Presents: Corvair In Action!

This 1960 promotional film for the Chevy Corvair touts the Corvair as a masterpiece of design and engineering, with excellent handling. Furhter, it’s presented as a kind of all-terrain vehicle, going over grassy hills, up sandy embankments, through heavy brush, across fields of mud, down a river, and the like.

“Using this stream for its highway, the Corvair actually followed along like this for 20 miles, and not once did its reliable Turbo-air engine falter.” And then we hear how safe the Corvair is in car crashes: “The Corvair took the punishment and asked for more!”

This car, of course, would later be the subject of the book “Unsafe at Any Speed” by Ralph Nader.