A hobby requires time and money - two things in short supply when your are younger unless you have help from your parents. I've seen a few younger folks have to give up on old cars once they get married and have kids, but the odds are they will come back later.
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Traded it in 1966 for the Corvair I own today.
That's 50 years in Corvairs and still counting!
I'm 72 and wondering where the time went.
Previously owned: 1960 white 500 sedan, 1961 black/red Monza coupe, 1965 500 coupe and a Corvair powered dune buggy.
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- 1964 Palomar Red Corvair 900 Monza Club Coupe
- 1961 Lincoln Continental
The Air Cooled Addiction Continues...
ummm....go Orimbie (half original + half zombie)63monzaspyder wrote:i am 14 and i love my 63 corvair monza spyder 900 should i paint it the original aqua color or a bright neon green on the top half and satan black on the bottem half and make a zombie outbreak car?????????
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1965 Corsa convertible in 1965 — MIST BLUE — My father and me at age 12 in Southern California at Edwards AFB
1965 Corsa convertible in 1973 — DARK GREEN — with my then pregnant wife in Warner Robins, Georgia (I was about 21)
Same 1965 Corsa convertible in 1980 — RED — at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, just before we shipped it to Germany
You don't have to stick with stock factory colors (I didn't), but you should choose something that looks good with the interior color. The second color combination you mentioned is a little radical for my taste. A 1963 Spyder (I used to own a 1963 Spyder convertible in white with a black interior) is a rare classic. I have posted production numbers below. Only 11,627 1963 Spyder coupes were ever manufactured, and many of those are gone 50 years later. You own a rare classic car, and I would recommend treating it with respect. Fix it up as nicely as you can. Look over pictures of Early Model Corvairs here on the Corvair Forum, and choose a color that you like and that looks really sharp. If you can you might customize it with some nice custom wheels or wire wheels, or wire wheel wheelcovers. Learn how to repair and maintain it, and it will attract a lot of attention just because it is a classic turbocharged Corvair Spyder! My 1965 Corsa was with me for decades, and I really loved it. Hopefully you will feel the same way about your 1963 Spyder!
Here are a variety of EM Corvairs that I really like...
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible
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To paraphrase Chico Escuela:
"Thank you berry much! Corvairs been berry berry good to me!"
63 Rampy - YELLOW - V8 Powered - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998
65 Monza Coupe - Converting from Drag Race Car to Nice Street Car - V8 Powered
Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk 2burke1 wrote:well my age isn't even on there. My dad and I bought our first corvair in october of last year! I was 13 at the time! I am 14 now and am frantically waiting to get my permit so I can finally drive our '63 monza 900!
That's awesome Burke 1. Let us know how your first spin around the block goes
'66 Buick Riviera GS
'66 Corvair Corsa corv8
'66 Corvair Corsa 140
'82 Buick Regal Limited, 401Nailhead, S/P 400
'84 Buick Regal 3.8 Blowthru Turbo
'01 Chevy Silverado Z71 4X4 DD
My first Corvair was a 1962 Monza 4 door, and it was wrecked when parked during a snow storm. It was replaced by a 1963 Spyder convertible, (Honduras maroon) and it had all the same factory options as your car. I also added all the things you mentioned, except for the Becker radio. Where I was living in NH, we were lucky to get an AM station, and the closest FM station was probably Boston. That was a great car, until it got rear ended, and it was replaced with a 1964 Impala convertible.lonestranger wrote:I've got 6 more months and I change age groups - then at least we will have 1 in the 76 "club" I have played with corvairs since got my new 63 Monza convert with all the HD options (semi metallic brakes, HD shocks, HD springs, 4speed, 102 hp engine & positraction differential. Added quick steering arms, "short" shifter , Lucas"flame thrower" lights & a Becker Mexico AM/FM radio.) I had almost $2700 invested! Have tried "taking the cure" several times, but always seem to "fall off the wagon" eventually, don't ya know!!