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1966 Fitch Sprint Willow Green
John Fitch-tuned Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Coupe 1:43

1966 Fitch Sprint - John Fitch enhanced Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Coupe 1:43
 
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  • Year: 1966
  • Exterior Color: Willow Green and Matte Black
  • Scale: 1:43
  • Marque: Fitch
  • Dream Disengaged Availability: Harrell's Miniatures
  • Automodello Official Release Date: September 27th 2012
“America’s Porsche.” John Fitch certainly had lofty goals for his Fitch Sprint, a European-influenced GT car based on Chevrolet’s Corvair. The Corvair shared Porsche’s rear-mounted, air-cooled, Boxer-6 engine layout, but the quirky Chevy had little else in common with Germany’s purest sports car brand. But John Fitch had the racing and engineering experience to change that. The most effort was spent on suspension upgrades, with revisions to shocks, springs and geometry to yield a more nimble, more neutral Euro-style driving experience. With that conquered, Fitch perked up the engine breathing to find 15 more ponies, and sprinkled the interior and exterior with styling and luxury trim items to make the Sprint more refined and classy. The result was easily the best handling, most well-rounded Corvair ever built.

This is the second Automodello’s model series celebrating John Fitch’s accomplishments as a designer of road and race machinery, joining 2010’s Fitch Phoenix. John Fitch’s awe-inspiring racing résumé, boundless ingenuity, and no-nonsense pragmatism blend into a creative force that is truly unique in the automotive world.

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