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Nostalgia
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: April 21, 2022 04:22PM

I always enjoy running across this old stuff...$18K in todays money, not bad

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 21, 2022 07:35PM

Those were the days!

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: April 22, 2022 08:17AM

Loans up to 36 months!!!!

How can they stretch it out so long?!?

smiling bouncing smiley

Everett Wilson
North Richland Hills TX
(Now, South of 820!!)
64 Greenbrier 110 with 95 heads/PG

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Re: Nostalgia
Date: April 22, 2022 08:55AM

A few years ago a "New" 1963 Monza coupe was sold at auction for $40,000
It was bought by a Chevrolet enthusiast, who "Dealer Prepped" it and then put in service! Finally on the road.


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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: April 22, 2022 10:19AM

$2000 in 1964 dollars is about $18k in today's dollars...

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: April 22, 2022 06:28PM

Depreciation was pretty bad in those days. My dad told me he paid $3000 for his new '66 Corsa, about $27K in todays money, less than a year later he bought a dealer demo '66 140 PG Sport Sedan with just 1600 miles on it for $1600, $14K in todays money. I'm guessing it was $2600 - $2700 new. I doubt any car depreciates that much these days. Of course there was that book published in 1965...

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: David Malcolm ()
Date: April 23, 2022 05:44AM

I remember when I was in high school--$50 if it runs, where "runs" was interpreted very loosely.
It partly inflation but a large part of it is feature creep.

David Malcolm
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: April 23, 2022 07:31AM

During those dark days when Corvair values reached their nadir, I bought a fairly decent running '65 Sport Sedan for $100. I wanted it because it had a bunch of options, in particular a telescoping column w/wood steering wheel. Don't know if it was unusual for a highly optioned car but it was a 95HP PG. People were selling it because in had a horrible knock - sounded like a rod, turned out it had a loose flex plate bolt

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: April 24, 2022 09:24AM

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David
I remember when I was in high school--$50 if it runs, where "runs" was interpreted very loosely.

And that's how I got into Corvairs. Seemed like good cheap transportation. Worked on several for friends. But I bought a 62 Biscayne for $15 as my first car. I turned down the $5 and $10 cars I looked at. This was 1970 to 1973. And a couple of years later I paid an exorbitant amount to get a 64 Spyder convertible. winking smiley

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Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: April 24, 2022 05:27PM

Seems like the reputation depreciation started early. This ad from a Chevy Dealer in 1966 drops the name Corvair from the cars and calls them simply Monzas. The early model is already very discounted.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: April 24, 2022 09:07PM

David Malcolm Wrote:
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> I remember when I was in high school--$50 if it runs, where "runs" was interpreted very loosely.
> It partly inflation but a large part of it is feature creep.


Yes I think so too. In fact I think many new car features are very creepy.sad smiley

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Re: Nostalgia
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: April 25, 2022 10:32AM

I love these old ads. I want the 64 Corvair for $2,000 and I'll take he 62 Tempest for $1,699. Thank you very much!

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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