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This is a 1961 magazine advertisement for the Chevrolet Corvair models. Shown is both the 2-door and 4-door sedans and the 4-door station wagon models. Full page color ad. --- The Chevrolet Corvair was a compact automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1960–1969 model years. It was the only American designed, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. The Corvair range included a two-door coupe and a convertible, a four-door sedan, and four-door station wagon, and also the more powerful Monza model; and a passenger van, commercial van, and pickup derivatives. The range competed with cars such as the original Volkswagen Beetle as well as the Ford Falcon and the Plymouth Valiant, new entries in a market segment that was established in the U.S. by the Nash and Rambler American. The Corvair's legacy was affected by controversy surrounding its handling which led to its inclusion in Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed. Subsequently in 1972 Texas A&M University conducted a safety commission report on the Corvair for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; it found that the 1960–1963 Corvairs possessed no greater potential for loss of control than its contemporaries in extreme situations.