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Rare Sightings: 1962 Turbocharged Chevy Corvair Monza Spyder and 1967 Mercury Cougar

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1962-64 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

The 150 hp 1962-64 turbocharged Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder took the amazing uniqueness of America’s only mass produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air cooled engine and kicked it up a notch by adding forced induction, making the 1962 model the first production automobile to come with a turbocharger as a factory option. This mostly original beauty was a great find at this week’s local Jacksonville, Florida cruise-in.

Corvair

 

Corvair

Rear mounted, air cooled, turbocharged goodness…

Corvair

Corvair

1967 Mercury Cougar

There are certainly plenty of 1967 Ford Mustangs frequenting local cars shows, but the first year of production 1967 Mercury Cougar is a shy cat. Slotted between Ford’s Mustang and Thunderbird, the Cougar offered Mustang performance with luxury appointments.

1967 Cougar

I love the hidden headlamps and the “electric shaver” grille.

1967 Cougar

 

 

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