AMT did not have the prior to Production for many Kits for the '68 MY . The Impala is a good example of one of them . It was similar to a bash of a '67 & '68 . No back window . The Camero / Firebird were close but no Cigar . MPC got the nod instead of AMT . The MPC kit was accurate . The '65 - '69 MY Corvairs did not change much . As AMT lacked the forward information , this kit was produced . GM Bean Counters had declared the only changes to the Corvair were restricted to updates to keep it inline with the Regulations for (then new Government) MY Mandates . The Corvair would get the Axe when Costs were amortized . This decision was made in the Summer of '65 and not publicized outside the Corporation . Most dealers did not know this especially the Independent Dealers . Look at the Option list over the ensuing years and how it shrank . Corvair RPO's became impossible to obtain . When this point was achieved in 1969 , these were deleted . All on order with Customers waiting did without or took what was in the Inventory period . The Dealerships were given 6 weeks to return all parts or eat the Cost . Anyone having one being repaired and the parts suddenly not available .. were just out of luck . The general did it it's MO . Offered large discounts and Huge Trade in Value . The Dealership I worked in at that time had one in the Body Shop . When this came to pass , the Customer took the Sucker Bait . The Wrecked Corvair was scrapped .
Tha '60 MY Corvair had not only a Gasoline Heater . It was available with the Hot Air from the manifolds as did the VW . All later models had the Heat Box only . Both worked poorly until around the '63 MY . I did get the opportunity to fix both types . My '60 had the non-functional Gasoline . While trying to diagnose the problem , I had wished for the HOT BOX . A changeover was next to impossible BTW .
I have a Slush Cast Corvan . It is workable , not shake - remove contents and there is a build . PM me for contact information . I am not aware if he is or is not still selling these . I do not think it is Fair to give free advertisement here on the site . Only game in town as far as I know .
I did contact Modelhaus about a '6O MY Coupe . I have the available to me necessary parts to make one for a Master . Rampsides were only limited production due to slow consumer response . Not many people wanted one for many reasons related to Corvairs . Many customers walked away from the first Chevy Vans for the same reasons . Sitting on the Driver's seat and turning the key to view Corvair Idiot Lights was such a turn off . Many ran away actually .. I witnessed this on a Used Unit . Gotta Love the Bean Counters .
I do collect Corvairs . I just don't want to be near a 1:1 . My neighbor of recant years past bought one . I did "admire it from afar" as I am a survivor of a Killer Corvair . BTW , keeping the tire pressure at 15 # in the rear did not negate the danger . Thanx ..