Jay Leno's and his 1961 Corvair Rampside

Jay Leno shows off the restoration of his 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside.

Jay spied his derelict Rampside by Big Dog Garage, abandoned and in terrible condition. Recognizing a unique and now fairly rare diamond in the rusty rough, Jay acquired the vehicle for $600 and set upon a ground up restoration that began with totally dismantling the pick-up down to the screws. Although Jay and his team made a few adjustments, the restoration is primarily stock, thanks to a few extant companies which manufacture all parts for the still popular Corvair.