Thread: Crossing the Darien Gap on a Corvair (no Land Rovers or Unimog need apply)

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    Default Crossing the Darien Gap on a Corvair (no Land Rovers or Unimog need apply)

    This is short film I found on the Samba VW site, and don't know if it is a dupe.

    https://youtu.be/7EnZKOu4fV4

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    That's a pretty cool old film. Thanks!

    Guy

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    There is a multi part longer version on YouTube.

    Its impressive but they had a 4x4 truck and crew also to build roads and to drag the corvair through a lot of it.

    I heard they left some behind? I'll have to watch it again. I grew up in a 2 door1961 with six kids in the back seat...

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    Yeah, a '60 or '61 Chevy Truck. I one of the last pictures they show a 1962 plate on the front of a Corvair. I believe I've seen another film where they found an abandoned Corvair along the route.
    1992 FG, 1994 Hallmark camper.
    1961 CJ3b, V6,OD,PTO winch etc.
    1969 Jeep Commando.
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    2, 1982 XT 550's
    1953 Buick Special, that I get out about once a year, 62K original miles.

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