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RealRides of WNY #2361 - 1961 Rampside

September 24, 2022

RealRides of WNY #2361 - 1961 Rampside


I was just about to type in the words “I don’t know why this idea never caught on for all pickup trucks” when I realized that most pickup trucks didn’t (and still don’t today) have the low-to-the-ground loading floor of this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside. Imagine the length/angle-to-the-ground of a ramp on which you could access the load floor of a new Ford F-350 Super Duty today! The Rampside’s low floor was only in the center section where you see the ramp, because of course, being a Corvair, the engine’s in the backmost section of the cargo bed… hey, it’s gotta be someplace! We saw this one at the 2020 Park’n the Park Car Show in Wellsville.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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