Corvair Center Forum : Corvair Center Phorum - presented by CORSA
Date: April 21, 2022 04:22PM
I always enjoy running across this old stuff...$18K in todays money, not bad
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 21, 2022 07:35PM
Those were the days!
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Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: April 22, 2022 08:17AM
Loans up to 36 months!!!!
How can they stretch it out so long?!?
North Richland Hills TX
(Now, South of 820!!)
64 Greenbrier 110 with 95 heads/PG
Posted by: 1966-Corsa-GT-180 ()
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.
Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CCF admin ~
CORSA +Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: April 22, 2022 10:19AM
$2000 in 1964 dollars is about $18k in today's dollars...
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...
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.
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands
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
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: April 24, 2022 09:24AM
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.
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.
Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
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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Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: April 24, 2022 09:07PM
David Malcolm Wrote:
> 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.
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!
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Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
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