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Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: September 25, 2019 08:57AM

It's been a long and expensive road with my '68 and life has changed a lot since I bought the car. At this point in my life I'm just not sure I have the time to devote to this anymore. I have way too much money in this and I know I'm going to take a bath but I think I need to move it to a home where it will get more love.

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 25, 2019 10:31AM

Let us know when you decide to sell... with a price.


I'd put it on [Bringatrailer.com]

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 25, 2019 12:30PM

Of course, what is your location? Tell us about the car- model,special equipment, options, driveability, etc. You know the drill.

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: September 25, 2019 04:22PM

Just moved the car along with the family up to Vancouver, WA. As soon as I got it up here, the timing seemed to take a dump and then I severed the accelerator linkage.

It's a 68 Convertible 140. I've spent probably $40K+ on the restoration and it shows well. There are still a few odds and ends that need to be cleaned up to be complete, such as a vent window weatherstrip, ashtray, but all the costly work has been done. Almost everything was done by Mel Raven at Vairmart, including a full engine and suspension rebuild. Fuel tank was replaced along with pretty much every piece of rubber. Has an electric fuel pump now. I think Mel did a good job on the engine rebuild but I don't think he ever quite got the carbs right and the timing seems to slip. It would be better if it had Seth's distributor.

Here's a short list of some of the things I've done.

Rocker panel repair and repaint of whole car (BMW azurite black which is a very dark blue)
New Clarks Interior (HW color code)
Reupholstered visors and dashpad
New Clarks top and matching boot
Original radio gutted and new microprocessor control unit with bluetooth and mp3. Goes to retrosound speaker in factory location and two 6.5" 3-way speakers under the front seats
15" aluminum wheels with custom center caps (see my post)
Front disc brakes

My issue is that I have pretty much no time to work on this for the next few months because of work and family obligations. That includes even getting the repairs done because now I'm 700 miles away from Mel.

I'm considering just taking the first $7,500 that comes my way. I really think that is a steal for this and what I've put into it. If it were running well and complete I think it could easily be $12-$15K sale but again I just don't have the time. What do you all think?








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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 25, 2019 04:33PM

I say keep it.... plenty of Talent in your area! You haven't been paying attention here...

I'll wait and see if they chime in...

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 25, 2019 05:11PM

X2, on what Matt says.

Vanc. WA. is just across the river from PDX, and that is the home of CORSA Oregon!
The finest group of Corvair experts on the west coast.
Others are good, but they are GREAT ! ! ! thumbs up thumbs up
They meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the . . .

Oregon Stamp Society Clubhouse at: 4828 NE 33rd Avenue Portland, OR

> > > Corsa Oregon website & meeting schedule < < <

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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.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: September 25, 2019 05:35PM

I'm not walking in your shoes but
I would say keep it, take a break
and you'll be glad you didn't sell it.
Of course this is just my opinion.
Looks very nice and if you do sell it
that's seems like a great deal.
Good luck to you.

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe

Detroit, Michigan

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: sawdog81 ()
Date: September 25, 2019 08:14PM

You may be light on your price.

If the cosmetics are done well: $12.5k as is.

Have it sorted: up to $20k or even more.

Cosmetic condition trumps mechanic condition.

Corvairs are still fairly common, nice ones of a desireable model and equipment are rare. They can bring decent money.

Tom in Murphy, TX
'66 Monza Cpe 110/4spd
'69 Monza Cvt 110/PG #4858

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: mikeycee ()
Date: September 25, 2019 09:40PM

Slow down pal and let's not be hasty. There's no family obligation that's going to suffer over keeping a fully paid off beauty like this! If $7000-$15000 makes or breaks your present lifestyle you've got other issues. Keep the damn car! confused smiley Mike

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: September 25, 2019 09:55PM

Love your wheels! Brand?

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

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: September 26, 2019 08:07AM

I think Craig should run over and get it for one of those quick flips like the guys on TV.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: September 26, 2019 08:20AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> I think Craig should run over and get it for one of those quick flips like the guys on TV.

Craig replies: Buying that car for the asking price would be theft! Not that it didn't immediately come to mind.grinning smiley It does remain a possibility...

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: September 26, 2019 09:24AM

Keep the car smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: September 26, 2019 10:06AM

Keep it! It's paid for and you'll never be in this position again!

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: September 26, 2019 10:45AM

Fair enough. A little bit more on the situation.

The car is my thing and my wife, while understanding, isn't a huge fan and really has no interest in riding in it. My biggest issue is that while I'm fairly handy I'm not real capable when it comes to engine work because I just don't have the background. I have all the books but sometimes it just feels way over my head and taking time to really understand it is not a luxury I currently have. The next six months are going to a real whirlwind so I'm just not feeling like I can devote time to this. This isn't a money issue, it's paid off and I can afford the loss, I just don't want it sitting for years and my wife growing more and more frustrated.

With Mel close by it was easier because if I had issues I could just tow it down. I don't disagree that this ended up being a crutch that I'm paying for now, I'm just feeling like it's going to be a big undertaking just to get it going again. For example, I'm fairly certain the timing issue would benefit greatly from Seth's distributor or a Pertronix but in looking at the directions for those, I quickly feel under qualified.

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: billh1963 ()
Date: September 26, 2019 12:17PM

I understand where you are coming from. I have 23 cars (more or less....I’ve lost count). In the process of thinning out the herd. Some run good and some need work. A good running car will always bring more than a poorly running or non-running car. So, in the last couple months I’ve been taking my cars to marque specific experts and getting the cars running properly. Is it worth spending $2k to get the car running right if I can get $4k more for it? Absolutely!

It looks like you have a nice car that would do well on BaT. Take the car to a reputable Corvair guy and get it running and driving right. You may even fall in love with it again. But, if you don’t, you’ll know you will at least get more money when you sell.

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1964 Monza Coupe Bahama Green
1965 Monza 140 Corvette Yellow metal flake (Canadian Corsa Clone)
1965 Corsa 140 Mist Blue (WRN)
1965 Corsa 140 Mist Blue (LOS)
1965 Corsa 140 Crocus Yellow
1966 Corsa 140 Marina Blue project
1966 Corsa 140 Convertible Ermine White Project
1966 Monza 140 Convertible Lemonwood Yellow Project
1969 Monza 110-PG Dover White
Right in the middle of South Carolina



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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: REM654DPG ()
Date: September 26, 2019 09:21PM

Hello Schneider and welcome to the great Northwest. Sorry for not chiming in earlier but I get so busy that I'm off line for days at a time. I'm close to you in SE Portland and we have other members up in Vancouver too that may be able to help you. Sounds like you just need some simple distributor and accelerator linkage repairs and you could be back on the road.

We have our Corsa Oregon club meeting next Wednesday if you can make and you could connect with some of us or just someone that could take a look at what you have. If you can't make it that's okay too as we can work something out. Hate to see you get too discouraged when there are so many good Corvair people all around you and tons of parts as I'm sure we can easily fix your problems and get you back on the road. You can find all our info at this website [corsaoregon.weebly.com] and you can email or call me if you like too.

Thanks

Regan Metcalf
Portland, OR

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 26, 2019 09:25PM

Thanks Regan!

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 26, 2019 11:02PM

Regan ROCKS ! ! ! thumbs up thumbs up

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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.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Thinking About Selling My '68
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: September 30, 2019 09:42AM

Thanks everyone! I'm going to try and get down to the meeting on Wednesday.

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