Welcome, Bill and Karen, to the Corvair Forum! That is a great looking 1963 Spyder convertible you have. From what I can see in the one picture it certainly does not appear to be in very rough shape! The top looks great, the paint is a little rough in spots, and the rear deck edge looks to be a little rough, but the interior looks very nice and the body looks to be sound. More pictures of the interior and engine compartment would be great. I think that many Corvair owners could only wish for such a clean Corvair as a "starting point" for a restoration!
Do you live in Oregon, and if so, what part? Most Corvair project cars respond well to DIY "shade tree mechanics". How would you rate your own mechanical abilities? What are you plans, goals and objectives with your Corvair, and if there are problem areas with the car, what do you feel they are? I'm not trying to snoop around, but because of the limitations of the Internet, we on the Corvair Forum only know what you tell us. I think you will find the Corvair Forum to be a very friendly and helpful site to obtain opinions, advice, help and guidance from numerous Corvair owners who are anxious to work together in support of a common interest. But knowing something of your mechanical skills and abilities, your Corvair-related knowledge, your location, and your goals will help us to help you, and it will guide us in providing answers and comments that will hopefully be more meaningful and helpful to you. So if you are willing to post a brief Corvair-related biography and more pictures and description of your "purple passion' Spyder convertible it would help to improve communication on this Corvair website.
If you browse around the Introductions
section, you will find many posts from new members of the Forum who have similar interests to your own. For example, First Post: New to me Corvair -Should I ship it or drive it? http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5972
describes a new Spyder convertible owner in Colorado. My own introduction: New from Lake Chatuge North Carolina http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4032
, was posted when I first joined the Corvair Forum after purchasing a Corsa convertible about a year ago.
This link will provide you with a list of useful Internet websites that you may find helpful: http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=225&t=6007
If you live in Oregon, Corvair Underground in particular may prove useful to you. They have been in the Corvair parts business almost as long as Clark's Corvair Parts (since 1974) and, depending on your location, may be physically close to you.
Phone: 800-825-8247 or 503-434-1648
Online Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail Address: P.O. Box 339, Dundee, OR 07115
Physical Address: CORVAIR UNDERGROUND, 2735 Bunn Rd, McMinnville, OR 97128
If you are interested in possibly joining CORSA (Corvair Society of America) and in possibly socializing with other Corvair owners in Oregon, there are three CORSA club chapters in Portland, Eugene, and Medford Oregon...CORSA Chapter Locator - CORSA Oregon
Chapter ID: 970
Organization Name: CORSA Oregon
Street Address (Primary): P.O. Box 1445, Portland, OR 97207-1445
President: Regan Metcalf email@example.com
12312 SE Steele St, Portland, OR 97236, (503) 761-0745 or (503) 341-8999 (Cellular)
Membership: Steve Brown stephen.g.brown@ODOT.state.or.us
Web: Mike Mehl firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Bill Strickland
Treasurer: Gary Baldwin
Newsletter Editor: Ritha Metcalf
Newsletter Name: Corvair-sations
Email (Primary): email@example.com
CORSA Chapter Locator - Beaver State Corvair Club
Corsa Oregon is the home of Corvair fans in the Portland/Vancouver area. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at Oregon Stamp Building at 7:30pm, located at 4828 SE 33rd St, Portland, Oregon. The meetings usually have at tech session.
Chapter ID: 973
Organization Name: Beaver State Corvair Club
Street Address (Primary): 3151 Stark St, Eugene, Oregon 97404-4512
President: Mike Johnson, 541-791-3537(h), 541-979-6291(c)
Vice President: Rex Johnson, 503-370-4283
Secretary: Greg Miller, 541-689-4478(h), 541-228-1900(c)
Treasurer: Duane Bischoff, 541-896-3741
Newsletter Editor: Greg Miller, 541-228-1900 (c)
Newsletter Name: Bevair Tales
Email (Primary): firstname.lastname@example.org
CORSA Chapter Locator - Southern Oregon Corvair Owners
Our next meeting that will be held the SECOND Tuesday, July 9th at the Sizzler Restaurant, 1010 Postal Way, Springfield, OR 97477; Dinner at 6:00, meeting at 7:00(ish).
Chapter ID: 975
Organization Name: Southern Oregon Corvair Owners
Street Address (Primary): 512 Fairmount Street, Medford, OR 97501-2426
President: Mike Stanley
Secretary: Steve Farrell
Newsletter Editor: Chris Stanley
Newsletter Name: SOCO News
Email (Primary): email@example.com
Finally, here are some Corvair production numbers you may find to be interesting...