CC Cinema: Hollywood and Downtown LA In 1961 – No Less Than Nine Corvairs

There’s a lot of old film footage out there shot as backgrounds for movies. But this one is better than average, and here’s some unusual CC spotting to be had. Like a BMW 600, NSU Sport Prinz Coupe and a Mini, as well as plenty of other sports cars and imports. But what surprised me the most was that I counted no less than nine Corvairs, all Monza Coupes, as best as I could tell. That seems out of proportion, but it was the hot new thing.

This film was probably taken in the fall of 1961, as I spotted only one obvious 1962, an Impala. The last few minutes are from the 1940s.