When the Chevrolet Corvair came out in 1960 it was viewed as a very unique automobile. It is the only mass-produced American car that had an engine in the back.
Also, if you took the tailights and put them in the front and put the headlights in the back, people wouldn't be able to tell whether you were coming or going.
By 1965 a redesign made the car sexy. Now it looked like the Corvette's bigger brother...
This didn't save the Corvair though. A quirky car, there were safety concerns and Ralph Nader's book, 'Unsafe at Any Speed,' gave it bad press. Production ended in 1969.