Fitch was so specific about how he wanted the car to handle that he used different sized wheels front and back — a practice that’s become commonplace — and as a result, the car has two spares, hence the bubbles you see on each fender. He actually drove the car, too, to the tune of 2,3000 miles to and from car shows.
Rightly or wrongly, we all lost a piece of American automotive history when the Corvair found itself at the center of Nader's controversy.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He can't help but compare this car to the Mustang I concept that was never built.