This white Corvair Rampside pickup with blue stripes is almost as nice as the blue 1961 Rampside with white stripes we featured in the previous post. Being a ’63, it’s a bit rarer than the ’61. 1961 was the first year for the Corvair vans and pickups and they did pretty well, selling about 11,000 units, but in just two years sales had dropped to less than 20% of that, just over 2,000 trucks. By then, though, the Ford Econoline and its pickup variant had been introduced. Like the Rampside and the VW pickup, it had a forward control seating position for the driver, but unlike those rear-engined trucks, the Ford Falcon based Econoline had a conventional front-engine rear wheel drive layout, allowing for a flat loading floor. The VW and Corvair vans and trucks had stepped cargo bays.
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