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Old 01-08-2008, 08:35 PM   #11
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If anyone knows of a 65-69 2 door corvair for sale, let me know. Willing to drive up to 400 miles for one.
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Will was a victim of Alzheimer'* disease
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Do we get to see pics of the Corvair(*) yet?
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Yes, here'* my target. I called and left a message.

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/car/491589094.html

Take some time to check out a few Corvair sites, PLENTY of pics.
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UPDATE.

Decided to buy the one I posted above. It'* in pretty good shape. It will needs TLC and body work, but it'* worth it. Calling tomorrow or monday to present him my offer, if he accepts, should be here wednesday or thursday.
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Cool man you'll love having a project. A real money pit though.
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I have seen quite a few Corvairs, I was interested in seeing the particular car(*) you bought. You posted the CL ad so that will have to hold me off for now. Did I mention I love project cars? SBC swap...SBC swap...
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YES!!!!!! He accepted my offer of $400!!!!!!

Pics to come wed/thurs/fri!!!!!
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Congrats!!

Corvairs can be made into VERY dependable daily drivers, many do. Lack of maintance or knowledge of these cars are the main killers. Most people don't understand them, or want to understand them. Just like the myth of having to adjust carbs all the time. Unless you didn't set them up properly, or have worn linkage, they shouldn't come out of adjustment. After getting mine together, I drove from Maine to Buffalo in 2006 for the International convention and back. Won 2nd place my first time out with the car, and at an international event. I have racked up well over 6,000 miles on it in the past two summers driving all over New England. Also went to CT last year for a Corvair show and to take my Corsa on Lime Rock, awsome time.

Fast by todays standards? No, not in stock form anyway. Many vendors sell aftermarket hop-up goodies for these, from springs, cams, carbs and exhaust. And for finding parts, probably easier to get parts for these than for a Bonneville .

www.corvair.com Clarks Corvair parts
www.corvairunderground.com Corvair Underground
www.larryscorvair.com Larrys Corvair parts
www.californiacorvairparts.com California Corvairs
www.rafeecorvair.com performance parts
http://www.american-pi.com/corvair/corvhome.html Performance parts

And this isn't all of them.

Congrats and good luck with the car!!



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Ahh there you are.

I understand by what you mean, not alot of people wanted to maintain them, hence why the one I am buying ended up in a garage at 38k miles. They most likely didn't want to fool with the tune up and such, so they parked it. Plus, the owners of the car were 89 and 90 when they died.
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Actual pictures. Feast your eyes on the rust, 1/4" caked on dust, and lovely flat tires.

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