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The Corvair Sport Coupe That Never Was – the 1968 Molzon Corvair

Posted December 13, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

In 1963, GM designer William “Bill” Molzon set out to build a car of his own, with some rather ambitious goals: It would accelerate faster than a Corvette, be as frugal as a Corvair, and out-handle a Lotus. The resulting one-off vehicle, the 1968 Molzon Corvair, not only met these goals but did so on a build budget of $2,000. Next month, Molzon’s remarkable creation crosses the auction block in Arizona, part of Bonhams’s 2018 Scottsdale sale.

By the time Molzon began working on his creation, he’d amassed some impressive accolades. While attending the General Motors Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering, Molzon won a second-place national scholarship in the 1959 Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild competition. The $4,000 prize money allowed him the opportunity to attend the Art Center College of Design in California, and in 1963, he graduated with a degree in industrial design.

This old school Chevy concept with major style is up for grabs.

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12/15/2017 3:08 PM

Intriguing concept car but assuming the proferred attributes are true it does beg a question. Why didn't this car go into production? "Unsafe at any speed" wasn't published until 1965. Production delays and the release of this book may have collided. This may have also been a too unique of a vehicle but then this would be a kit car and not a concept vehicle.

My mistake, I was focusing too much on the starting date of 1963 and not the completion date of 1968. Nader's book certainly squashed this concept since this is based on a Corvair.

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