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Airlifter 
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02-27-20 07:34 AM - Post#2787437    

Hey guys. I usually hang out in the 49-54 forum but I have a couple questions here.

I have been thinking of looking for a 64 Corvair convertible. The 64 because that is the year I graduated and a convertible because I want a convetible.

I know absolutely nothing about Corvairs so bare with me. I would like a car that is capable being a part time daily driver (along with my 51 Styline). I would also like to use it for a few short vacation trips.

Is it feasible to think I can find a car like this that won't beak the bank? What are some things that I should look for and what should I be aware of? What were the problem areas.

Any and all help appreciated, Pete

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/'60 261 engine & 54 powerglide


 




Dave in VA 
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02-28-20 09:23 AM - Post#2787514    
    In response to Airlifter

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/montgome...

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/newtown-...

https://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/pts/d/myrtle-be...

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Airlifter 
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07-01-20 01:49 PM - Post#2797658    
    In response to Dave in VA

Again, I know nothing about Corvairs. Is it realistic to think that a '64 in, good condition, would be capable of highway speeds for a 300-400 mile trip?

Thanks, Pete

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/'60 261 engine & 54 powerglide


 
2blu52 
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07-09-20 02:37 PM - Post#2798291    
    In response to Airlifter

Well my 62 with the 105 HP engine took me 50,000 miles a year in a state with no speed limit.

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Airlifter 
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07-19-20 02:15 PM - Post#2799080    
    In response to 2blu52

Thanks. That's good to know.

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55MAS 
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07-24-20 01:23 PM - Post#2799431    
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  • Airlifter Said:

I have been thinking of looking for a 64 Corvair convertible. The 64 because that is the year I graduated and a convertible because I want a convetible.



Would you be interested in considering a '63 4-speed convertible?



 
Airlifter 
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07-29-20 01:13 PM - Post#2799850    
    In response to 55MAS

PM sent.

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55MAS 
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07-30-20 01:50 PM - Post#2799934    
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I didn't have a PM alert and had to look for your PM. Thought I'd let you know that I replied.



 




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