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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- If you see a Chevrolet Corvair cruising around this beach town, there's a good chance you'll find Bill Stephens behind the wheel.
"I've had 23 Corvair cars and vans," says Stephens, as he showed off his sunshine-yellow 1962 Corvair pickup."I've been a Corvair freak for a long time."
It's easy to see why when you take a close look at the Corvair Rampside that he brought to a weekly car show here. Not only is it unique because it's a truck-style version of the controversial Corvair, but also because of its unique feature: a ramp that folds out from the side off the truck. It was a practical feature for its time.
The Rampside has almost the same engine sound as the regular Corvair. Altogether, it's a vehicle that feels a little bit space age.
Of course, back in its heyday, the Corvair hardly could have seemed hip. Consumer crusader Ralph Nader took on General Motors over safety isssues surrounding the rear-engine Corvair car, saying it was more susceptible to crashes than other cars..
Today, those battles are over. Instead, Stephens focuses his admiration on the truck's design.
"I thought this was the neatest thing that anybody ever thought of," Stephens says.

Source: USA Today.

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