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Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: July 27, 2022 07:49AM

New article from Hemmings on the Corvair and other cars criminally undervalued...I agree Corvairs are a great classic car bargain.

[www.hemmings.com]

Eric
Napa CA

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: July 27, 2022 08:36AM

My two collector cars are a 68 Vert and 76 XJ6C. Hopefully I live long enough to get half of the money back I have into them...

I will say this. The most criminally undervalued thing about Corvairs is this forum. There's just nothing like it that I've found. I'm on Chevy Truck, LS Engine and Jaguar forums and they're all pathetic in comparison. You can post a relatively simple question and it's crickets. Either no one knows anything, they're not on the forum or don't care to post.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: July 27, 2022 09:18AM

Love to see Corvairs getting the credit they deserve--and Corvair Center is a national treasure! The guys here are just as jovial and friendly and polite as they are in real life, and in the world of the Internet, that is really saying something.

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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"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: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: July 27, 2022 09:40AM

That XJ6C was a classic when it was introduced. I always liked the 2 door versions of Jaguar (well maybe not the XJS). My favorite might be the XK12C second only to the XKEs, XC120s, and the XK140s. I will buy some of these when I win the lottery.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: July 27, 2022 10:36AM

cschneider53 Wrote:
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> My two collector cars are a 68 Vert and 76 XJ6C. Hopefully I live long enough to get half of the money back I have into them...
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> I will say this. The most criminally undervalued thing about Corvairs is this forum. There's just nothing like it that I've found. I'm on Chevy Truck, LS Engine and Jaguar forums and they're all pathetic in comparison. You can post a relatively simple question and it's crickets. Either no one knows anything, they're not on the forum or don't care to post.

Give this one a try for a Jaguar forum. It is a sister forum to the one I frequent for my MGB. They are the Corvair folks of the British world.

[www.jagexp.com]


Mike

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White
1969 Monza Convertible, 110HP-PG, Frost Green

Black Mountain,NC

Others in the menagerie...
72 Corvette Stingray, 58K miles, owned since 87
72 MGB, 112K miles, bought from original owner in 09
78 Chevy pickup, 124K miles, bought new in 78
93 Corvette, LT1/6spd, 210K miles, daily driver since 96
02, Chevy Z71, 4x4, 93K miles, my Dad's truck, inherited 2021

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: July 27, 2022 11:50AM

I meant to say the XJ12C. No such vehicle as the XK12C.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Date: July 27, 2022 12:22PM

Hi, Interesting that Corvairs and Jaguar XJ are in the same list.
Jaguar XJ, as Corvair, were really ahead form other cars but underrated.
This makes me more and more willing to try one and find one.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: July 27, 2022 07:18PM

My lumped XJ6C. Hopefully the new engine starts tomorrow for the first time. Fingers crossed!






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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: July 27, 2022 07:42PM

That don't look like any Jaguar 4.2L engine that I have ever seen. But I see a bunch of Jags. A couple of XKEs, another XJ, your VW and Porsche. I LOVE your shop/garage. I am back to wanting to win that $1,000,000,000 lottery.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: July 27, 2022 08:39PM

Old Corvair people are the number one reason Corvairs are undervalued. I'm probably as bad as anyone.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: July 27, 2022 09:48PM

Ya Jim your probably right…looks like Jags are more interesting than Corvairs.

Eric
Napa, CA

1961 Lakewood
1963 Monza Cvt.
1964 Spyder Cpe.
1964 Spyder Sprint Cvt.
1966 Corsa 140 Cvt.
1966 Corsa Sprint 180 Cpe.
1973 Lotus Europa TC Special
1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: July 28, 2022 04:19AM

We complain that they are undervalued until it is time to buy one.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: July 28, 2022 04:40AM

This guy is trying to get the prices up ..
[norfolk.craigslist.org]

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

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Monzaguy110 ()
Date: July 28, 2022 07:49AM

Skizz Wrote:
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> This guy is trying to get the prices up ..
> [norfolk.craigslist.org]

Well, it does have that rare spare tire on the rear hood option...spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: July 28, 2022 07:58AM

thumbs up

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

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: July 28, 2022 08:05AM

I have a 1985 5.3 HE Jag V12 with British pattern TH400 I would have given you.
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cschneider53
Hopefully the new engine starts tomorrow for the first time.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: July 28, 2022 08:35AM

The one that resonated with me was mid 70’s American cars. I consider 1974 the worst year for American cars, complicated unreliable emissions controls and the ugliest bumpers ever. It took a while but have always felt there was gradual improvement from 1975 on.


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey


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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: July 28, 2022 08:35AM

Thanks Phil but it's a hard pass on the V12. It's nightmare fuel when there are more miles of vacuum line than miles on the odometer.

When I decided on the Coupe I wanted something I could turn the key and go drive rather than worrying about whether it would start or be left calling AAA. There's really only one good option in CA for a '76+ and that's the GM EROD. So it's no longer a 4.2L but rather a 6.2L LS3 with a T56 Magnum F 6-speed.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: July 28, 2022 08:47AM

Ya...but they look so bitchen.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: July 28, 2022 09:34AM

cschneider53: Remember reading the Brits had a devil of a time getting unframed windows in a hardtop (ahem...fixed head coupe) to seal. Let us know how you're doing when you get to that point.

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


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