The Vauxhall name also was used to camouflage the Corvair. A lengthened Victor, with the Corvair six cylinder engine stuffed in the boot, was used as a test mule and so was a Porsche. Styling of the Corvair began in early 1957 and full sized clay models were being evaluated in June of that year. Chevrolet unveiled the new car in late 1959. First year sales topped 250,000 units. But Ford sold twice as many Falcons. Plus, the Ford was so much Left: Testing torsional rigidity. Rear wheel ‘tuck-under” is significant. Below left: Holden badges and fake grille hide the Corvair’s real configuration. Below: Plain interior of the test mule. 13