The Corvair was one of Chevrolet’s most iconic vehicles, with its unique design and powerful engine. While the Corvair is best known for its sedans and coupes, did it ever make a pickup truck?
The answer is yes and no.
The Corvair was never officially manufactured in a pickup truck version, but it did have a few pickup models produced by third-party companies. One of these was the Corvan by LoadStar, which was an aftermarket conversion of the Corvair sedan into a pickup truck. It featured an extended cab and bed, as well as a tailgate for easy loading and unloading of cargo.
Another pickup model based on the Corvair was the Rampside. It had a unique design that featured a ramp built into the side of the bed, allowing for easier loading and unloading of cargo. The Rampside also had a short wheelbase, making it easier to maneuver in tight spaces.
Finally, there was the Greenbrier van produced by GM in 1961-1965. This van was based on the Corvair chassis and featured an extended roof that made it look like a small pickup truck. However, this model never went into production due to its high cost.
In conclusion, while Chevrolet never manufactured an official pickup truck version of the Corvair, there were several aftermarket conversions available during its production run from 1960 to 1969. These included the LoadStar Corvan and Rampside models as well as GM’s Greenbrier van. Ultimately, however, none of these pickups made it into production due to their high cost.