66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

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66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

Unread postby azdave » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:22 am

Just saw this ad. Don't know the seller or vehicle history but the body looks clean and could be a good find for anyone looking to do a Crown or Kelmark type Corvair.
It's well over an hour drive from me or I would go check it out just to see what it's all about.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/2758805179.html

This corvair has been modified to a mid-engine racecar. It was intended to have a Chevy small block installed which I do have. It comes with many extra parts and has a great body. All the trim, radio, glass, door panels, gauges ect... are included. It will be a fun project to complete if you have the time which I haven't had. Its rust free and when finished will be something to show off at the track. Any questions call me. Lisa. 623 552-8465
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Re: 66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

Unread postby Vair-8 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:54 pm

Stop me Azdave, we saw this listing a while back and now my dad wants to go look at it. My 66 has too many body patches and bondo. Plus that front end is push in a little. I'll let you know the outcome.
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Re: 66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

Unread postby azdave » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:02 am

I hope it's worth the drive out. Nothing beats a good solid chassis that hasn't been wrecked before, especially if it has a clear, in-state title. I am very up front with people and tell them how much I know about Corvairs and leave them with a no-pressure, fair offer. Many times they will call in a month or two and ask me to come get it and if that happens, I hustle out there with the agree upon funds and pick it up.

Even if it's a wreck, remember that I bought an old Kelmark conversion that had sat in the desert for 20+ years and made good money simply parting it out. I kept all of the goodies I needed, sold the rest and ended up giving the chassis away to another club member to save the good body panels from the crusher.
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Re: 66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

Unread postby Vair-8 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:51 pm

Azdave or anyone have input to this type of set up for V8 conversion?
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Re: 66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

Unread postby Vair-8 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:52 pm

Oh ya, forgot to mention I bought the car.
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Re: 66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

Unread postby azdave » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:19 am

Looks similar to Kelmark or Mid Eng conversion. Same as the pic I have above except that I mislabeled it as a Crown conversion (fixed now).

Congrats on the purchase!

This pic is from a Corvaircenter thread.

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Re: 66 mid-engine V8 for sale near Phoenix AZ

Unread postby cad-kid » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:59 pm

Nice purchase - should be a fun project.
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