dead fitch in uk

The Sprint by John Fitch
Post Reply
guru_1071
Posts: 77
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:38 am

dead fitch in uk

Unread post by guru_1071 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:27 am

this one is dead, its had a very hard front end smash (you can see the car with the roof cut off in one of the other ebay adverts)

shame as it looked very solid


the people who are selling it are well known for 'imaginative prices for the parts on ebay though.......


' http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chevrolet-Cor ... SwzaJX4raH

User avatar
toytron
Posts: 545
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:30 am

Re: dead fitch in uk

Unread post by toytron » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:48 am

Looks like the jaws of life were used on it.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Corvair Forum mobile app
Edwin Stevenson
Industrial Electrician
Electronics Technician
65 corvair corsa convertible turbo
65 corvair monza

notched
Posts: 656
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:13 pm
Location: Southern New Jersey

Re: dead fitch in uk

Unread post by notched » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:28 am

They are asking 5,000 pounds for it which is about $6,482 US dollars. Good luck with that! Ha
1966 Corsa turbo
1969 Monza convertible
1987 Buick Grand National

User avatar
cnicol
Posts: 450
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:11 pm

Re: dead fitch in uk

Unread post by cnicol » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:30 am

This is so sad. The discovery and restoration by a talented guy in Canada was the subject of a 20-page Corvair Center thread 5-years ago. This was the only Sprint 4-door and it was well documented. Kyle (guy in Canada) found it in a wrecking yard and was going to buy the 140 out of it. When he discovered its history and rarity (and high level of interest in the Corvair community) he undertook its painstaking restoration. (extensive, extensive, rust repair in addition to the regular tasks of a restoration. What a waste. The car was sold to the UK owner through "Bring a Trailer". I suspect its demise had something to do with a LHD vehicle in a RHD country. I hope the driver and passenger survived the crash.

Here's Kyles restoration thread:
http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.ph ... msg-420896

Here's the BAT listing along with pictures of it in the '70's
1967-Chevrolet-Corvair-Fitch-Sprint-Sedan-CORSA-940x636.jpg
And... How it looks now. :-(
Attachments
14957084277_81cb2752c1_b.jpg
s-l1600.jpg
'61 140 PG Rampside
'66 Rear Alum V8 4-dr
'60 Monza PG coupe (sold, sniff, sniff)
'66 Corsa Fitch Sprint Conv. (First car 1971, recently repurchased)

User avatar
cad-kid
Posts: 2567
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:29 pm
Location: Kronenwetter, WI
Contact:

Re: dead fitch in uk

Unread post by cad-kid » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:14 pm

:jawdrop:
Jeremy (cad-kid)
Kronenwetter, WI (Central Wisconsin)
CORSA Member#031129
SOLD 9-2016 65 Monza 4spd/140
My 65 Monza thread
:soapbox: My YouTube page

User avatar
cnicol
Posts: 450
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:11 pm

Re: dead fitch in uk

Unread post by cnicol » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:29 pm

[Ed Bartlett wrote]
I spoke with the [UK] owner on facebook messenger today.
This is what he said;

"Hi thanks for your concern, yes we survived...just, I was driving round a bend when a guy travelling to fast and on our side hit the rear end of our car and caused us to spin out of control into another car. I got away with broken leg, hand, and ribs with a few cuts etc but my fiancée was much worse, she needed 29 days in hospital and she's had 3 operations but 7 months on we are getting back to normal, my two daughters were in the back seat but thankfully it's seems kids just bounce and they are very well with only the mental scars to get over which I'm sure they will. I never got to see the car after the accident and it's been removed by the insurance company from the storage unit where it was taken after the crash. I'd really appreciate if you could send me any pics you have or tell me where you've seen it so I can have a look. Dam shame about the car we all loved it and even the police said that the car was well restored and held together well considering the impact."
'61 140 PG Rampside
'66 Rear Alum V8 4-dr
'60 Monza PG coupe (sold, sniff, sniff)
'66 Corsa Fitch Sprint Conv. (First car 1971, recently repurchased)

guru_1071
Posts: 77
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:38 am

Re: dead fitch in uk

Unread post by guru_1071 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:12 am

cnicol wrote: or tell me where you've seen it so I can have a look. ."
I don't go on facebook, but if you want to tell the guy that its at douglas valley breakers in lancashire


http://www.douglasvalley.co.uk/

it was on copart I think, so I guess dvb bought it from there, they are a massive breakers in the uk and specialise in high end and classics.

such a shame, isn't it, the journey that this car has been on......

Post Reply

Return to “Fitch Sprints”