If you wanted a Corvair back in the sixties, but needed more hauling capacity, you could have always bought a Corvair truck. The Loadside was the entry level truck, but there was also a special Rampside model available. This 1961 Corvair is one of those unique Rampsides and is listed for sale here on craigslist out of Gifford, Illonois with an asking price of $1,200. Thanks goes to facebook follower Tim M. for notifying us of this one.
The bed of Corvair pickup trucks had different levels because of the rear-mounted engine so hauling flat items can be harder, but the best aspect of the Rampside was the fold down ramp on the side which allowed items to be wheeled into place. This one does appear to be one of these rare ramp-equipped haulers.
This one supposedly ran when parked a few years ago, but we assume it is going to need a lot of work to get back on the road. We would probably go through all the systems first before worrying about any cosmetics. Then we would use it for yard work duties until we had saved up enough for a proper respray. Collectors love these Rampsides because of their unique design so the asking price for this project seems like a bargain to us. What do you think?
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