Chevrolet Corvair (1960-1969)
The Corvair had an air-cooled, rear-mounted flat-six 2.3 litre engine. It was available in various body styles and configurations.: 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé, convertible, 4-door station wagon, passenger van, commercial van, and a pickup truck. About 1.8 million were built over the nine year period.
In his book, ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’, Ralph Nader claimed that the Corvair’s handling was potentially dangerous, due mostly to the swing axle construction and the weight of the engine at the rear.