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Username Post: I hate coming to the Corvair forum        (Topic#251129)
Dave_Neiling 
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10-18-10 05:39 AM - Post#1991089    

Everytime I come here I get the bug again to get a corvair I own 2 Imapalas a 63 and a 60. But when I come to this forum I'm on Ebay right afer looking for one. I have always loved these little cars dont know why I dont have one yet.
Thanks Dave N.



 




my69 
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10-18-10 09:02 AM - Post#1991165    
    In response to Dave_Neiling

I'm with you,I think they are unappreciated,the reason I haven't got one yet is that I have storage issues...sure would love an ash gold 68 Monza convertible!!

53 210 4 door 235/PG
68 Impala SS Convertible 327/TH400


 
persh 
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10-20-10 07:13 AM - Post#1992256    
    In response to my69

If you hate coming to the little Corvair section of this forum, whatever you do DON'T go to any of the forums that are just Corvair - you won't survive!!

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 
Bigcarman 
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10-20-10 05:46 PM - Post#1992532    
    In response to persh

I like those little cars. They have a spare engine in the trunk!!!

Robert

63 Impala original AZ car in transition
63 Bel Air 2dr sedan 454 hotrod
97 Monte Carlo daily driver;
80 F-100 84,000 original miles (Dad's old truck)


 
VintageCarryall 
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10-27-10 08:43 PM - Post#1996120    
    In response to Bigcarman

Still quite a few Corvairs; both 1st as well as 2nd generation, here in Arizona.

1994 Dodge Caravan SWB 3.3L V6
1962 Studebaker Lark 4 door 350 Chevy/TH350



 
persh 
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persh
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10-28-10 07:10 AM - Post#1996228    
    In response to VintageCarryall

and they are still reasonably priced.....

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Dave_Neiling 
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10-28-10 08:07 AM - Post#1996250    
    In response to persh

I'm gonna get one I was looking at a 63 spyder last year hardtop but it was a michigan car with too much rust.
Dave N.



 
persh 
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10-28-10 12:14 PM - Post#1996319    
    In response to Dave_Neiling

So you like the early (1st gen) models best? Or does it matter?

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 
Dave_Neiling 
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10-28-10 08:24 PM - Post#1996516    
    In response to persh

I do like first gen better but the first time i was in a Vair was with my dad he was selling it for my Grandma who ran a small car lot it was a second gen and I loved that car we were all over in it. On the way back home it broke a belt and we were stuck at night in a small town, My Grandma brought us a Buick Wildcat to take home to sell and had the Corvair towed back to her house. My brother who is my old car buddy now still hates Corvairs because of being stranded but not me. I'll get one when the right oportunity comes up.



 
persh 
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10-29-10 03:00 PM - Post#1996798    
    In response to Dave_Neiling

One of the lessons you learn as a Corvair owner is that you never go passed the city limits with our a spare belt and wrench to change it!!

If you want to take a little winter vacation to Arizona we can hook you up with a early model convertible!!

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 
Dave_Neiling 
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10-30-10 06:39 AM - Post#1997017    
    In response to persh

I may take you up on that sometime you probably have alot of good rust free ones there. I would like a to get a Spyder I like 62 although I know 64 are the best ones to get with the bigger heads.



 
ElkyBob 
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09-15-11 03:14 PM - Post#2137571    
    In response to Dave_Neiling

If you are really interested in learning more about corvairs, check the site below. There is nothing these guys don't know. I bought my 62 black convertible about 1 1/2 years ago and have learned (and am still learning) from them. Corvairs club members are really big on helping out the newbies with mechanical problems.

http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/list.php?1

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05 Chrysler 300C w/5.7 Hemi


 
cool59belair 
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02-16-12 12:03 PM - Post#2191285    
    In response to ElkyBob

1st Gen 2 dr sedans are the COOOLEST !!!!!


yeah, you've got a nice car....BUT IT'S NOT A '59 !!!


 
persh 
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persh
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02-16-12 04:58 PM - Post#2191392    
    In response to cool59belair

Do you like the first gen cars best because the 1960 model actually came on the market in 1959?

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 
jeffs55 
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03-02-12 02:29 PM - Post#2197597    
    In response to persh

I'm a second Gen man, myself.
There's one just down the road from us that I pass by a lot.
It was stored in a shed for years (I posted about it some time back) and I guess the old man that lived there passed away.
The car was pulled out of the shed and is just sitting out in the yard.
I keep telling myself I'll stop and ask, but 9 out of 10 when I go by there's no one there.
And when there is a car there, I don't have time.
It's a 4 door (one reason I haven't jumped on it) and looks (from the road) like it's in great condition. It's that Mist Blue color, I think.
But it won't stay that way long if it continues to sit out in the weather.


Jeff
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persh 
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03-02-12 03:06 PM - Post#2197617    
    In response to jeffs55

When you put a second gen car next to a first gen Camaro there's not denying they came off the same drawing board. Good looking cars both.

There aren't too many 4-door cars around. I always though it would be cool to put one together a la BMW Touring Sedan style. Nice wheels and tires, 4-speed transmission, mildly modified engine, front lowered just a tad, a glass smooth paint job.......

Sorry, I'm starting drool!!

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 
Jim McCall 
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03-12-12 10:37 AM - Post#2201568    
    In response to persh

Take a look at this Corvair for sale. It is going to be auctioned April 21 or 22nd. I would LOVE to have it.
Jim

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsa le/ch...

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persh 
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03-12-12 04:39 PM - Post#2201676    
    In response to Jim McCall

That's a nice car. The '69s aren't very common but they are very much different from the 65 thru 68s. Not much R&D took place after 1965.... Great car nonetheless!!

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 
4carbcorvair 
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08-31-12 08:20 AM - Post#2265081    
    In response to persh

Wow, I haven't been here in a while!

My 66 next to a 67 Camaro.





Notice the resemblance in the EM? :D






My 66.







 
persh 
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09-06-12 05:33 PM - Post#2267196    
    In response to 4carbcorvair

You gotta love fender skirts!!

'60-'66 Idea Page or Corvair Stuff


 
corvairkid64 
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02-23-13 07:58 AM - Post#2319832    
    In response to persh

Hey!
I just found this forum.
My first car was a 62 two door that I bought in 1967.
It had rusted out floors and leaked oil really bad, but it was fun to drive and I loved it.
I now own a 64 convertible that I bought in 2001.
It's in great shape and leaks no oil at all.
Anyway, just thought I'd stop in here and say hello.


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2011 Equinox LTZ (Cardinal Red Metallic)
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persh 
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02-24-13 08:15 AM - Post#2320085    
    In response to corvairkid64

Welcome.

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corvairkid64 
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02-24-13 09:36 AM - Post#2320110    
    In response to persh

Thanks!

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02-25-13 10:27 AM - Post#2320372    
    In response to corvairkid64

Welcome to ChevyTalk!

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junky 
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01-23-15 09:56 PM - Post#2517497    
    In response to Dave_Neiling

I never realized that there was a Corvair forum on the website. I have 6 Corvairs, and they are great cars. The greatest thing is that they take up less real estate than the full sized Chevrolets.
This is my 1964 Spyder Coupe....




Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
Thunder Road 
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02-13-15 08:17 AM - Post#2522985    
    In response to junky

When I was in high school my parents purchased a new dark blue 63 convertible, power glide, radio, full hubcaps, white walls. Beautiful little car.

All the other cars my parents purchased new were 4 door full size Chevys, no radio, 3 speed trans, dog walls, small caps, oh, and with the smallest engine available.

When they told me about the Corvair and would pick it up the next day I thought it was a joke.

Boy was I surprised the next day.

That was a nice little car. I think with the handling and braking and me being a dumb teenager, that car keep me out of a lot of little accidents.

To Junky
How about posting pictures of the other 5.

To persh
Sometimes I like to have another one. I may contact you latter if that is OK.

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2blu52 
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02-15-15 10:13 AM - Post#2523490    
    In response to Jim McCall

  • Jim McCall Said:
Take a look at this Corvair for sale. It is going to be auctioned April 21 or 22nd. I would LOVE to have it.
Jim

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsa le/ch...


I looked and shouldn't have. I owned two of them in the past a 1960 4 door and when engine problems showed up at 28,000 traded it in on a 1962 with automatic and Corsica engine. Worst car I ever owned but still they are fun to drive and I would not mind having another one preferably a 65 hardtop.

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junky 
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07-09-15 04:04 AM - Post#2560519    
    In response to Thunder Road


when they are restored, I will post the pictures. Right now, they look more like parts cars than project cars.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 




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