The Corvair was a compact automobile manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet. It is the only American-designed, mass-produced passenger car to use a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, which was available in 3 sizes: 140 CID (2.3L), 145 CID (2.4L), 164 CID (2.7L). The Corvair model range included a two-door coupe, convertible, four-door sedan, and four-door station wagon body styles, as well as passenger van, commercial van, and pickup truck variants. The Corvair's legacy was affected by controversy surrounding its handling, scrutinized in Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed. What was the first model year for Corvair production? 1960
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The first Pontiac GTO was an option package for the Pontiac Tempest, available with the two-door coupe, hardtop, and convertible body styles. The package included a 389 cu in V8 rated at 325 hp with a single Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, seven-blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider wheels with 7.50 × 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges. Optional equipment included a four-speed manual, more powerful "Tri-Power" carburetion rated at 348 hp, metallic drum brake linings, limited-slip differential, heavy-duty cooling, ride and handling package, and the usual array of power and convenience accessories. When did the GTO become a distinct model on it's own?