Jay’s Corvair Corsa Turbo

More than a decade before Porsche manufactured the $57K+ 930, a working-man’s version was built by Chevrolet for under $3 grand fully equipped.  

Jay’s fire-engine red (I’m sure there’s an official name for this color) 1965-’66 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo pushes it’s 2,500-lb. curb weight around town by an air-cooled 164-C.I. flat-six turbo engine twisting out 180 horsepower. Fewer than 10,000 Corsas were built with a turbo over the two year run.

What a treat to see it and photograph it up-close during Larry Chen’s workshop at Jay Leno’s Garage last June.