1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix Coupe / 001 Chassis Information

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix photograph

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Coupe
Designer: John Fitch
Chassis #: 001
Just as Ferry Porsche envisioned a sports car based on the Volkswagen, John Fitch envisioned one based on a Corvair. The result was the beautiful and nimble Fitch Phoenix. The Phoenix was built on a 95-inch wheelbase (13 inches shorter than a stock Corvair's), with an overall length of 174 inches. The elegant steel-bodied roadster weighed in at only 1,950 pounds, allowing the 170-hp Weber-carbureted Corvair engine to propel the car from zero-to-sixty mph in 7.5 seconds. Top speed was estimated to be in excess of 130 mph. The acceleration and top speed capabilities of the Phoenix were matched by an upgraded braking system, with Girling discs at the front and stock Corvair drums on the rear. Staggered wheels (175R/14 in front and 185R/14 in rear) further enhanced performance. Although the fender humps are a key design element, they also provided a place to stow the spare tires. For those who weren't concerned about flat tires, the humps were a delete option. Despite critical acclaim, General Motors' decision to cease production of the Corvair scuttled hopes of Phoenix production, since there would no longer be a source of engines and parts. This prototype is the sole example.

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 Fitch Phoenix
Chassis#: 107375W224558
Sold for $253,000
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 

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