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Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: RThompson ()
Date: January 12, 2021 04:58PM

Hi Folks.

Hey, I am still looking for a 66 Corsa turbo coupe. I am looking for a complete, running car that is not a restoration candidate. Possible needed work on paint or trim acceptable. Must be a true turbo car with a matching engine to body. No rust buckets, bondo bodies, or wreck damaged cars.

Not looking for:

65 models
No 140's
No engine transplants that do not align with the body date
No modified cars (unless could easily be put back to stock-ex: wheel changes, etc.)
Convertibles considered, but PREFER a coupe.

I've looked at my share of bad 66 turbos in the last year and half. Just looking for the right car to give it a great home.

Thanks and let me know what you have, please.

Rich

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: January 13, 2021 05:04AM

Where are you Rich?

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Eric C. Player, Fargo, ND, USA
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"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
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: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: January 13, 2021 07:13AM

playerpage Wrote:
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> Where are you Rich?


Rich is in Wisconsin, I believe.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: January 13, 2021 08:09AM

Ahhhhh.... the hunt for the Holy Grail....smileys with beer

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 17, 2021 12:00PM

Knowing RT he is willing to PAY AND PAY for the right car. But if it is not the right car (for him) he is NOT willing to buy it.
Bump back to the top.

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: RThompson ()
Date: January 17, 2021 07:48PM

Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> Knowing RT he is willing to PAY AND PAY for the right car. But if it is not the right car (for him) he is NOT willing to buy it.
> Bump back to the top.


I would add here that as far as what I'd PAY...I would only pay fair market value for the right car with the right value. I am not one to just pay a ridiculous price if the car or part doesn't truly match the value and market : )

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: Gatorfly ()
Date: January 17, 2021 08:49PM

RThompson Wrote:
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> Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> > Knowing RT he is willing to PAY AND PAY for the right car. But if it is not the right car (for him) he is NOT willing to buy it.
> > Bump back to the top.
>
>
> I would add here that as far as what I'd PAY...I would only pay fair market value for the right car with the right value. I am not one to just pay a ridiculous price if the car or part doesn't truly match the value and market : )

Hmmmmmm, I wonder the what the current (fair) market value is for an original all numbers matching 1966 Corvair Corsa Turbo Coupe??? I would imagine anywhere from $15,000 up to $30,000 and possibly more with rare combinations and low mileage cars falling at the high end? As Phil had suggested earlier, it’s kinda like searching for the holy grail of Corvairs these days eye popping smiley

San Juan Islands, WA

1965 Monza Coupe 110/4 Evening Orchid/Black (2nd Owner)
1966 Corsa Coupe 180/4 Marina Blue/Blue



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2021 08:57PM by Gatorfly.

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: January 18, 2021 06:00AM

There sure isnt anything wrong with a 65,better transmission as long as your not going racing imho. Other than minor interior pieces and location of the front corvair script, 1/4 inch half shaft bolts,The 65 has the prefered carb linkage but the turbo is the same, what am i missing ? that makes the 66 so much more desirable ?? Oh yea the 66 ac condensor location not applicable to the turbo .

1965 Crown V8 Racer
1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1979 Mazda RX7

Mike Levine



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2021 06:01AM by v8vair.

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 18, 2021 06:53AM

Much lower production original numbers, especially for a turbo vert. If you restore a 66, your not as likely to loose as much when you sell it.

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: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: January 18, 2021 10:18AM

The nice thing about a hobby is it's something you "want" to do, not something you need to do. So each to their own.

I've had a few jerks come up to me at gathering and say "Why would anybody want to spend money on a Corvair?".

If they are really obnoxious I say "Didn't your parents ever teach you about good manners".

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: RThompson ()
Date: January 18, 2021 12:44PM

v8vair Wrote:
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> There sure isnt anything wrong with a 65,better transmission as long as your not going racing imho. Other than minor interior pieces and location of the front corvair script, 1/4 inch half shaft bolts,The 65 has the prefered carb linkage but the turbo is the same, what am i missing ? that makes the 66 so much more desirable ?? Oh yea the 66 ac condensor location not applicable to the turbo .


You are talking about carb linkage for a 140, I believe. I am specifically looking for a 66 Corsa with turbo only. There enough differences in styling, etc. for me between 65 and 66 where I like the 66's far better.

Rich

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 18, 2021 01:37PM

Rich,

I sent you a PM.. I know you rather have a coupe. But I have a line on what seems to be a real nice, 4 owner, 66 Corsa Convertible - L87 car - that currently has a 140 4sp.

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: January 18, 2021 01:46PM

RThompson Wrote:
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> v8vair Wrote:
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> > There sure isnt anything wrong with a 65,better transmission as long as your not going racing imho. Other than minor interior pieces and location of the front corvair script, 1/4 inch half shaft bolts,The 65 has the prefered carb linkage but the turbo is the same, what am i missing ? that makes the 66 so much more desirable ?? Oh yea the 66 ac condensor location not applicable to the turbo .
>
>
> You are talking about carb linkage for a 140, I believe. I am specifically looking for a 66 Corsa with turbo only. There enough differences in styling, etc. for me between 65 and 66 where I like the 66's far better.
>
> Rich
I understand, It took me a few years to find the 64 Spyder i have now, Good Luck

1965 Crown V8 Racer
1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1979 Mazda RX7

Mike Levine

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: January 19, 2021 09:10AM

I've just spent the last year restoring a 66 Turbo Coupe- I have had to make decisions that I would have liked not to have made (replacing rather than repairing body panels) but I would have had over 25k in it if I tried to make it a show car- As it is I have almost 3/5ths of that in it.

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: Gatorfly ()
Date: January 19, 2021 10:23AM

pvholgado Wrote:
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> I've just spent the last year restoring a 66 Turbo Coupe- I have had to make decisions that I would have liked not to have made (replacing rather than repairing body panels) but I would have had over 25k in it if I tried to make it a show car- As it is I have almost 3/5ths of that in it.


What a beauty! Kudos to you on a job well done smileys with beer

San Juan Islands, WA

1965 Monza Coupe 110/4 Evening Orchid/Black (2nd Owner)
1966 Corsa Coupe 180/4 Marina Blue/Blue

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: January 19, 2021 11:33AM

Gatorfly Wrote:
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> pvholgado Wrote:
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> > I've just spent the last year restoring a 66 Turbo Coupe- I have had to make decisions that I would have liked not to have made (replacing rather than repairing body panels) but I would have had over 25k in it if I tried to make it a show car- As it is I have almost 3/5ths of that in it.
>
>
> What a beauty! Kudos to you on a job well done smileys with beer


THANKS!

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: RThompson ()
Date: January 19, 2021 05:26PM

Bump please.

Still looking for responses focused only on information leading to the right car I'm looking for..

Thanks,

Rich

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 19, 2021 08:52PM

RThompson Wrote:
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> Bump please.
>
> Still looking for responses focused only on information leading to the right car I'm looking for..
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich


Hi Rich,

I sent you a NEW PM about what you are looking for.

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Re: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 20, 2021 07:21AM

This one is coming up for sale in Washington state. Concours quality 66 Turbo convertible. Not mine but the owner contacted me about helping sell it.

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: Looking to Buy: 1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Posted by: RThompson ()
Date: January 24, 2021 07:13PM

bump

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