Karl Ludvigsen finds himself in the middle of one of the most interesting episodes in the history of the Corvair.
This prototype is a design projection of how Chevrolet’s original 1963 Monza SS concept might have turned out, had it gone into actual production.
Jim Musser speaks about many of the special projects he worked on during his time with Frank Winchell’s Chevy R&D team, including the development of the Corvair Monza GT, GM’s relationship with Jim Hall and Chaparral, and the underappreciated Corvette XP-819 concept.
“We were working up exterior styling with Ned Nichols’ design studio, and the Monza GT was our primary inspiration.”
John R. Wright interviews Jim Musser who was involved with Chevrolet R&D and the Chaparral connection in the ’60s.