I actually took these photos almost a year ago while working nights at an auto parts store. A customer arrived in this ultra-cool old VW bus. We talked about it quite a bit and I took these photos with my horrible cell phone, luckily they turned out fairly well. Watching this beauty roll in and out was a rare treat. It sounded great and all the lights worked. Read the rest of this entry »
You don’t see these everyday. At least where I live. I saw something sitting far off a side street in an undeveloped industrial area two days in a row. I had a little free time at lunch that day so I went to investigate.
I posted photos of the UltraVan on Thursday night. Friday morning I received an email from Owen (who commented on the post) that he thought this UltraVan was possibly chassis number 358. That would mean that this UltraVan is a 1970 model, one of the last few UltraVans built, and is not fitted with the Corvair drivetrain but with a Corvette suspension, transaxle, and a 307 cubic inch Chevy V8! That is very interesting to a car nut like myself, but that is only the beginning of the story.
When I stopped to photograph the 66 Corvair I spotted this odd looking RV. The large emblems proclaim it to be an UltraVan, which of course I had never heard of. After a few seconds on Google it was clear that this was a far more interesting find than the fairly easy to locate Corvair.
I stumbled upon this lonely 1966 Chevrolet Corvair today in a vacant lot behind a fast food restaurant. The lot is being used by a car dealer for storage, and this one looks like it came from auction recently.
This is a great story that shows what a group of determined people can do in a short period of time.