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'66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: May 09, 2019 11:30AM

Looks like a quality car, anyone know the history?

[rmsothebys.com]

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: May 10, 2019 07:55AM

Looks like a nice driver. Although, when I see the rocker trim (or wheel opening trim) on a LM missing, my mind naturally assumes major rust repair has been done...or attempted.

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: May 10, 2019 12:45PM

flat_six Wrote:
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> Looks like a nice driver. Although, when I see the rocker trim (or wheel opening trim) on a LM missing, my mind naturally assumes major rust repair has been done...or attempted.


X2. All the shiny pieces belong on a flashy car like that.

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe-W100181
Earliest '61?

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: steve57 ()
Date: May 12, 2019 03:27PM

So this Corsa has three speed trans? Article states they all came with 4 speed.

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 12, 2019 07:03PM

What article? Common knowledge 3 sp was standard in ALL models after 1960.

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: steve57 ()
Date: May 13, 2019 06:17AM

Just pointing out that the description of the Corsa contained an error. Read it for yourself.

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 13, 2019 06:38AM

I stated after BJ Scottsdale when the ridiculous prices first happened.

Huge money for anything other than Yenko Stingers is a passing fad.

If $70K for a Rampside and $38K for a Plain Jane L/M convertible.

Were going to continue this is a $75K Corsa at auction prices.

Scottsdale was two drunks in the room with money to burn.

Here's a perfect example of a passing fad linked below.

DZ correct 302 1968 Z28 with a catalog price $55-60K.

Ten years ago that was a $150K car and maybe more.

[rmsothebys.com]

Same happened to all of the Mopar muscle cars.

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: vairboy ()
Date: May 13, 2019 06:48AM

Nice looking. But wow 17K and the carpet looks dirty and bad fitting, rust/pits on tail light rings, bad fit on right side cove molding, worn clutch pedals. Why would you take to auction with small details looked over? But I guess it doesnt matter if you can still pull in 17K!!!!

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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: May 13, 2019 07:55AM

And they didn't even transfer the seat buttons when they put the new vinyl in.

James
West Kelowna, BC

1965 Corvair, Corsa, Convertible 180/4 - Artesian Turquoise w/ white interior
1966 Corvair Corsa Coupe, 140/4 - Aztec Bronze w/ black interior
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Turbo
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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: May 14, 2019 05:41AM

scottymac Wrote:
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> Looks like a quality car...

Incorrect rear air exit grill, missing rocker trim, rust pitting on the tail light chrome rings, chipped or missing paint in many places around the rear cove and deck lid weatherstripping, over-spray on many places that should not be painted body color, window fuzzies are rotting, temp gauge is broken, fuel gauge indicates way past full, poor carpet install, missing chrome Corsa shifter base, some kind of goo residue on the dash above the radio, etc. Why no pictures of the trunk or with the top up? smiling smiley

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: '66 Corsa 140 convertible sells for $17,900 @ Sotheby's St. Louis auction
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: May 14, 2019 06:02AM

First thing I noticed was the Crappy carpet install...

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Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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