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65 spyder

Unread post by srt » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:18 pm

Tags from a 65 that my son & I have.
I take it that we have a 1965 corsa buil in los angeles?
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Re: 65 spyder

Unread post by srt » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:19 pm

srt wrote:Tags from a 65 that my son & I have.
I take it that we have a 1965 corsa buil in los angeles?
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Re: 65 spyder

Unread post by notched » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:02 am

Yes you have an LA built car and there were no 65 Spyders made. I personally found the earliest 65 model year Corvair made which was Pilot #3 and it was a Corsa turbo.
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Re: 65 spyder

Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:45 am

2LS 3C 4O 5W

1965 ACC CODES (WRN and LOS (Van Nuys))

The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group

First Group ( no numeric indicator)
E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft Ray glass in all windows)
O = Two tone paint trimpiece (sedans)/ Manual top (pre Jan 65 LA cars only)
D = RPO C06 Power Top
W = RPO A02 Tinted Windshield only
L = folding rear seat (500 series only)

2 = Second Group
M = RPO M35 Powerglide Automatic
L = RPO M20 4 Speed
E = RPO C60 Air Conditioning
P = (LOS cars only) 2 spd Wipers (LOS listed this separately from the CC group)
R = RPO U80 Rear speaker
S = RPO U73 Rear ant.
H = Heater delete (code carried over to 66)

3 = Third Group
C = Padded Dash
A = Rear armrest on 500 sedans

4 = Fourth Group
P = RPO Z01 convenience group ( 2 sp wipers, washers, day/night inside mirror).
O = RPO L87 Turbo engine
U = Spare tire lock
F = Outside Remote Drivers Mirror/ with CC group

5 = Fifth Group
W = RPO A49 Deluxe Seatbelts ( Chrome Buckles)
O = Seatbelt delete
G = std rear seatbelt
Y = dlx rear seatbelts
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Re: 65 spyder

Unread post by srt » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 am

It is a turbo car. I was under the assumption all turbos were spyders?
Apparently not.

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Re: 65 spyder

Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:50 am

The 150 hp 145 CI turbocharged Monza Spyder was introduced in 1962 and produced through 1963. In 1964 the Monza Spyder engine displacement increased from 145 CI to 164 CI, but the horsepower rating remained the same at 150 hp since the turbocharger capacity was unchanged.

In 1965 the new Corvair body style was introduced. The Spyder name was dropped, and the top of the line Corsa model was introduced. The Corsa was produced only in 1965 and 1966. The standard engine was the 164 CI 140 hp 4x1 carburetor engine. The optional Corsa 164 CI turbocharged engine now had a turbocharger with greater capacity, which bumped the horsepower rating from 150 hp to 180 hp. When the Corsa ended, so did the turbocharged Corvair option. The 140 hp engine was optional in the Monza and 500, and continued in 1967-1969 in the remaining Monza and 500 until production of the Corvair ended.
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Re: 65 spyder

Unread post by azdave » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 am

Speaking of rumored 65 Spyders...we should mention that there has been a tale around for many years that one or two "Spyder-badged" 1965 Corsas left the factory but this has never been proven. There is an old GM Design Studio photo around the internet of a mocked-up 65 Corsa where it looks like the Spyder emblem was on the lower fender. That is possible as the design studio was always putting stuff like that together ahead of actual production orders so that the marketing folks could see various options. It also doesn't help that Clark's Corvair sells a decal for those who claim they really have a 65 Spyder. ::-):
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