The Corsa Vert went to my buddy Joe at the time as we made a deal. He taught me how to work on the cars and let me use his garage, tools, knowledge, effort, muscle, etc. whilst we got the 68' 500 going. He got to keep the vert. That car had been totally gutted by the previous owner. No motor or anything. I don't think it even had the a-arms or swing arms on the suspension. Joe said it was rare though and I think he was going to re build it....
The 68' 500 became my first corvair and is still featured in my garage videos and pics as the "Blue Car"
2nd Corvair came from forum member Michael Barney. A jaw-dropping 66' Corsa in Chateau Silver.... drool.
My first Corvair was a 1963 500 Coupe w/automatic that cost me $25.00 back in 1973. I fixed it up and sold it for $125.00 which I used to buy a 1965 Corsa 140 Convertible. Since then I have had an assortment of Corvairs including Early, Late, Coupe, Wagon, Greenbriar, and Convertibles. One was a LM Coupe, Kelmark Mid Engine car that I had for 16 yeas.
I sold the last of my Corvair stuff at the turn of the century (2000) then turned around a few years later and bought the one I currently have, a 1965 Monza Coupe. I may be in my mid fifties and female but cars are a way of life for me, I am after all a Caraholic4life.
1965 Monza Coupe
Mid Engine enthusiast &
Prior Kelmark Owner
I am 39. Since I learned about corvairs I have been interested in them (I like something different). My first test drive at a used car dealer about 20 years ago set the hook.
I will be purchasing my first one after my daily driver is paid for (2 years or less i hope).
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Your dad did the right thing.caraholic4life wrote:In 1962 when I was six years old, my Dad brought home the new car. It was a Black 1962 Monza Wagon with red bucket seats and positraction. Somewhere around 1969 he sold it and I was crushed,
I am just glad it was NOT the Corvair that got crushed!
Old fogies at 40 -- what does that make us 50-59 year olds ?
Here's some modern tech
1965 Monza 3.1
UNSAFE wrote:Old fogies at 40 -- what does that make us 50-59 year olds ?
Don't know, but I'm impressed you know what a computer is!
1965 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.
Dirigo Corvair group.
I'm on my way to the lake to drive the Seabreacher X, check out the video, if the link does not come thru just Google Seabreacher.
1965 Corsa 140,
Should have never sold, 60 4 dr, 62 Monza (rolled), 64 Spyder, 65 Corsa 140, 67 PG Vert and a 63? Greenbriar a hippie gave me in 69.
So that's why as a Corsa chapter membership chair , I'll be out at every public showing I can find this season . I plan to promote using every means I can find that I can use on site. I was happy to see from this poll anyway that the biggest age group was 40-49 so maybe we can at least keep it going for another 30 years.
Corvairs of New Mexico
I do have one (26 y/o) friend who is interested and loves the look of the late models, now if only I can get him to BUY one.
66 Corsa 140 coupe
65 Corsa 180 Turbocharged coupe
64 Monza Convertible
61 Air conditioned Monza coupe (Missy's)
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