A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

The Chevrolet Corvair has been a somewhat polarizing vehicle. For example, when the 1965 Corvair was unveiled, it was called “the most beautiful car to appear in this country since before World War II” by Car and Driver magazine. Yet Time magazine recently named the 1961 version of the Corvair one of the 50 worst vehicles of all time.

We choose to focus on the positive here at OnAllCylinders, so we present you with this 1965 Chevy Corvairour Lot Shots parking lot find for this week.

The Corvair really was a trailblazer in its day, bringing a compact design and rear-engine/rear-wheel drive setup to an American automotive market dominated by larger cars. The 1965 Chevrolet Corvairthe first model year of the second-generationalso introduced the more rounded, “Coke-bottle” styling that GM would later use on the Camaro and other performance machines of the day.

What are your thoughts on the Chevy Corvair? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.