1965 Chevrolet Corvair 500

2dr Hardtop Coupe 6-cyl. 164cid/95hp 2x1bbl
$5,500 Avg. Value*

Model Overview

History of the 1965-1969 Chevrolet Corvair

The Corvair story took a particularly interesting and ultimately sad twist in 1965. The clean but somewhat blocky design of the original car was replaced by a truly attractive flowing design with Coke-bottle flanks and a pillarless hardtop design for the coupe. Only the sedan, coupe and convertible remained and the rear suspension was re-designed, eliminating the swing-axles that troubled Nader. Sadly, it was all for naught. The damage had been done and the Corvair was on the way out. The last few 1969 cars were virtually hand-assembled. The “finally get it right and then kill it” pattern to be repeated by GM in the future with the Cadillac Allante, Pontiac Fiero and Pontiac Solstice was born with the hapless Corvair.

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1965 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Info

  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Hardtop
  • 2dr Hardtop Coupe
  • 4dr Hardtop Sedan
  • 4dr Hardtop
  • Engine Types
  • 6-cyl. 164cid/110hp 2x1bbl
  • 6-cyl. 164cid/95hp 2x1bbl
  • 6-cyl. 164cid/180hp Turbo
  • 6-cyl. 164cid/140hp 4x1bbl
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 2385 lbs.
  • Length: 183.3 in.
  • Wheel Base: 108 in.
  • Number Produced
  • 36,747

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