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1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: 66ragcorsa ()
Date: September 05, 2019 07:57PM

Car stored 43 years and only has 30k miles. The engine was replaced at 25k miles by the dealer and has a universal block in it, so the engine has 5k. The car runs and drives great. I have protecto plate and lots of other documentation. Original paint and rockers and floors great condition. Needs top. $18k located in MI.
New fuel tank
New brake lines, hoses, shoes and drums turned
New wheel cylinders and double bowl master cylinder
Rebuilt turbo and carb
Engine resealed with viton o-rings, new pan and valve cover gaskets
New muffler and hanger
New battery
New complete white interior & seats covered (seats & panels not installed)

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Steve T
Michigan
1966 Corsa Convertible
<a href="[s949.photobucket.com]; target="_blank"><img src="[i949.photobucket.com]; border="0" alt="Photobucket" ></a>

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: mikeycee ()
Date: September 05, 2019 08:31PM

Boy for only 43000 miles this thing is rougher than a cob! confused smiley

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: September 05, 2019 09:33PM

mikeycee Wrote:
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> Boy for only 43000 miles this thing is rougher than a cob! confused smiley

I’ll agree with that and priced 14k high in my opinion too.

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: alphasud ()
Date: September 05, 2019 10:24PM

My god, she’s a rough puppy. Maybe 6K

David North Idaho
1965 Corsa Turbo converted to 140
1971 Super Beetle with 2.5L Subaru engine
2004 F350 work truck
2004 Cayenne Turbo

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: September 05, 2019 10:34PM

I wonder if someone is stretching the meaning of the word "survivor".

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 05, 2019 11:28PM

flat_six Wrote:
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> I wonder if someone is stretching the meaning of the word "survivor".


Agree!
I always think of "Survivor", as a 100% complete, 100% factory original, driver vehicle.
Missing ANY ONE of those three criteria, and it is NOT a "survivor"!
While the car in discussion is a driver, it is NOT complete!
Thus it did not survive!
My driver '67 Vert, is more of a "Survivor" than that poor turbo.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - Sale pending
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: September 06, 2019 04:27AM

I have to agree with the others. That asking price is on the lower end of the restored category but the condition reflects a car needing complete restoration regardless of how rare the car is. But hey! Maybe one of the European guys with more money than sense will fall in love with it and pay the price?

Lee J



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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: bertle ()
Date: September 06, 2019 05:14AM

gnvair Wrote:
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> Maybe one of the European guys with more money than sense will fall in love with it and pay the price?


Hey I am British and for now we are still European and I am as cheap as the rest of you!

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: September 06, 2019 05:17AM

bertle Wrote:
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> gnvair Wrote:
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> > Maybe one of the European guys with more money than sense will fall in love with it and pay the price?
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> Hey I am British and for now we are still European and I am as cheap as the rest of you!


You guys are on your own island separate from continental Europe winking smiley
But my comment comes from speaking with other Corvair guys here in the states that like selling their cars to people in Europe as the Europeans seam to pay way more for a given car than people in the states do.

Lee J

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: September 06, 2019 05:20AM

Good potential, looks to be a solid body, just needs some straightening and paint. If painted red as original, it would be striking, what with the black and white two tone interior. But I'd have to agree, price is too high, given the work it needs.

Kind of reminds me of the late Dick Shank's '65 Monza a/c convertible. It was originally all red with a white top. Dick changed just the right pieces in the interior to white, and with all the chrome bling of a '65 Monza a/c car w/wire caps, he always got picked for the DACC Homecoming's "Top 25" cars. It became a running joke that we'd kid him about by saying "that resale red will do it for you every time!" He'd just laugh, and then go take his bows in the parade drive-thru. "He who laughs last...." grinning smiley

-Mark

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: September 06, 2019 05:59AM

Not what I expected to see but I guess any car can have a rough life early on.

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: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: 66ragcorsa ()
Date: September 06, 2019 06:21AM

The price is negotiable, but with only 100 known to still exist, it is in a separate league. The car was stored in a barn with little regard to it’s well being, but it exists. The worse part is the dent at the filer door, but I have covered nothing up and you see everything this way. Buy one with a fresh paint job (and maybe 2 more under that) and who knows what you really have. Mechanically the car is sound and you can see exactly what you are getting with the body as it is untouched and original. They are only original once and I know this paint will shine back up because I have buffed a few places. I doubt there are many, if any others out there with this many original miles and If you always wanted one of the rarest and most sought after Corvairs, this is an opportunity that does not come around often.

Steve T
Michigan
1966 Corsa Convertible
<a href="[s949.photobucket.com]; target="_blank"><img src="[i949.photobucket.com]; border="0" alt="Photobucket" ></a>



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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 06, 2019 06:30AM

WAY too much money...offer half of asking.

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: September 06, 2019 09:45AM

I think the replacement block is the big issue with the car, don't have a clue as to value.

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: 2manyvairs2fix ()
Date: September 06, 2019 10:07AM

After a quick look around I found a very nice 1966 Corsa turbo convert.
On Craigslist in Indianapolis for $10,000.00 with tele column and power top.
That one is priced right. The one at the top of this thread is way ahead of the curve. Sorry

Rod Kennen- In Newton, NC
41 years in collision and restoration.
Corvair fixation since 1977
Member of CORSA and NC Mountain Corvairs
1966 Corsa A/C coupe- Mechanically repaired and on the road.
1966 Corsa "140" conv. former Crown project
1969 Monza "110/4" conv. 4280 original miles, project

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: Cheepfk ()
Date: September 06, 2019 10:11AM

It may be the rarest and most valuable Corvair type, however in order to make it worth it's potential value one would have to spend three times that to get it there.

In other words invest $35,000.00 (or more) into a high quality factory spec restoration and it may be worth $25,000.00 when done.
Or do a sloppy half-assed "custom" job for $10,000.00 and it's worth $7500.00 when done.

Like Jay Leno said "spend $30,000.00 restoring a Corvair and it will be worth $15,000.00 when you're done".

Perhaps this is why I see literally scores of dilapidated, "barn find" or "project" (translation: parts cars) Corvairs for sale everywhere all over the country.

I think many figure out the truth about restoration and rebuilding costs vs. resell values and that's why there are so many worn-out
Corvairs sitting around.

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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: September 06, 2019 10:51AM

It's not overpriced. It's just too soon to sell.

Knoxville TN

1962 Corvair Rampside
1963 Corvair Spyder Convertible (project)
1966 Corvair Monza Convertible
1918 Overland Touring Car


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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 06, 2019 11:07AM

Going a little OT here, last year I was at a local car show and saw a turbo vert similar to mine was on display. I tried to strike up a conversation with the owners. They knew little or nothing about the or Corvairs in general. They bought it restored, as a previous show winner. Found someone to keep up the mechanical work, then took it to a detail shop just prior to the show. Then drove it to the show and got out their aluminum chairs and sat there hoping for a trophy. I ask why they were interested in the hobby at all. Well,They used to have show dogs, you buy a good dog from a good breeder, than hire a professional handler, then go to shows and win trophies. They thought they wanted to try cars for something different and some friends told them Vair was an inexpensive way to get started.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: September 06, 2019 11:26AM

So possibly 10 seasons of hard abuse, bumps and bangs? What a life.

Corventure Dave



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Re: 1966 Turbo Convertible survivor for sale.
Posted by: Mark M ()
Date: September 06, 2019 12:09PM

66ragcorsa Wrote:
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> The price is negotiable, but with only 100 known to still exist,....

Am I missing something here? Only 100 known to exist?

Mark M
Project: 64 Spyder Vert running 80 hp heads and carbs
1st Vair: 65 Corsa 140
St. Louis, MO
Show Me Corvair Club &
CORSA member

"If it's not broken, you're not driving it hard enough"

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