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Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: November 08, 2020 10:24AM

Church was cancelled this morning, one of the congregants had possible exposure to C-19, so I spent the morning going through an old Corvair scrapbook. Sadly, I was too young for the Corvair phenomena's early years, and got distracted by job and family during what I consider its renaissance heyday. Hope I'm not too late for these later years, as vendors fade away.

Thought some of you would enjoy the Sixties ads cut from magazines, can someone tell me about Otto Parts early years? Wonder if Bill Thomas gave approval for the second version of the Cheetah? That ad appeared in a CORSA Communique newsletter. Photo of the orange Corvair was taken in Ogden, Utah 30 years ago. Is it still there?

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe
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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: November 08, 2020 10:29AM

Cool stuff!

64 Monza Vert
64 Spyder Vert
2002 Chev 1500
1996 Impalla SS
Eastern NC

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 08, 2020 10:47AM

Sadly, in the 70-90's, never knew Corsa and never bought new parts. I just paid attention to those with Vairs that worked / drove well and watch swapmeets / Classifieds.

I've had Vair powered sandcars / dunebuggies since the 60's...only got a car in '74 / first oil embargo. Never looked back after driving / improving one for a year.

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 08, 2020 10:58AM

Same buggy without Rollcage! And with, while testing!! GG

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 08, 2020 11:19AM

These are the oldest stock Corvair pictures I have.

1970'ish in Burbank, CA and you can see an E/M too.

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 09, 2020 12:16PM

My Corphibian. 1979.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 10, 2020 08:46AM

Ok. I have found probably the oldest Corvair photo in my family's collection.
It's fall 1964. We just moved to a new house in Henrietta NY.
That is my Mom's Black 1962 Monza. 102 4spd. Its about 10 months old.
Dad was a Mopar man.
We would be moving to California in 6 months!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: November 11, 2020 09:46AM

I'll have to challenge your Corvair chops, Dave, think I got you beat with this August 1960 photo. Although, truth be told, cars then were only good for getting out of work and to going southern Ohio for visits with my cousins. IIRC, dad bought one of the first Corvair coupes, red, though I don't remember the trim level. Hey, I was 7 or 8. He had so many problems with it, and mom hated only having two doors, the dealer took it back in trade for this blue and white four door. Most vivid memory of this car was going straight into a snow bank when icy road made a left turn. Little more weight in the frunk after that.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 11, 2020 12:54PM

1967

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: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 11, 2020 06:32PM

scottymac Wrote:
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> I'll have to challenge your Corvair chops, Dave, think I got you beat with this August 1960 photo. Although, truth be told, cars then were only good for getting out of work and to going southern Ohio for visits with my cousins. IIRC, dad bought one of the first Corvair coupes, red, though I don't remember the trim level. Hey, I was 7 or 8. He had so many problems with it, and mom hated only having two doors, the dealer took it back in trade for this blue and white four door. Most vivid memory of this car was going straight into a snow bank when icy road made a left turn. Little more weight in the frunk after that.


You do not look very happy there Scott. smiling bouncing smiley

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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, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 11, 2020 07:36PM

Here's the oldest Corvair photo I own. It is my Dad's 1965 Monza, Canary Yellow. The kid is my oldest brother, so that means I hadn't shown up yet. This is in Anchorage Alaska, Circa 1970.

The other photo is one I found online of an identical car to my dad's. So similar I wouldn't be surprised if it WAS his.

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MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club. Those may change. winking smiley
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

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and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Corvair scrapbook
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: November 11, 2020 10:59PM

My first car, I mowed
a lot of lawns to buy this
66 convertible. I loved
that car. $350.00 1977 age 17

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe

Detroit, Michigan

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Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: November 11, 2020 11:02PM

Omg , I'm sorry about the size
of that picture. Matt, Help me
or delete and I'll repost it.
Sorry

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe

Detroit, Michigan

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