June 17, 1965, Appleton Post-Crescent
An example of Gibson Company advertising. The Corvair was featured in the book, Unsafe at Any Speed, by Ralph Nader. His book led to significant legislation in 1966, mandating the installation of seat belts as a required feature of new automobiles as well as other safety features. By the time this model came out, the unsafe Corvair written about in the book had been rectified but by 1969, it was discontinued by Chevy. It was the only American-designed, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air-cooled engine.