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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: July 28, 2022 10:29AM

The story is that the coupe was delayed at least one model year while engineers tried to get the windows to seal correctly. They finally came up with a weight, cable, pully system to get them to seal at speeds over 60mph.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: July 29, 2022 09:53AM

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

Man...and it's not even a convertible.drinking smiley

Mike

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

Black Mountain,NC

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72 Corvette Stingray, 58K miles, owned since 87
72 MGB, 112K miles, bought from original owner in 09
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02, Chevy Z71, 4x4, 93K miles, my Dad's truck, inherited 2021

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: July 29, 2022 10:10AM

Is that a continental kit on the back? You would think for 20k that they could at the least wash it.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: July 29, 2022 10:16AM

Several of the writers for Hemmings are Corvair owners and enthusiasts. I suspect, though, for most Corvair owners having them be undervalued is anything but "criminal." Most owners I've met think getting an undervalued car is just a fine idea. If the online comments are any reliable indicator, as soon as the asking price of a Corvair goes over, say, $15,000 or so, people start to say they aren't worth it. I know what I value mine at, and on a couple of occasions when someone at a show has started asking what I'd take for it (Usually by saying "Everything has a price."). when they get up to about what I put into it over 6+ years, my answer has been "Bill Gates doesn't have enough money to buy That car. If you can spend that much, build your own."

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Very near concours perfect.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: July 29, 2022 10:19AM

My 69 E-type FHC in Vanwall Green now lives in Norway. I don't miss it.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Very near concours perfect.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: July 29, 2022 12:05PM

Interestingly enough I just got an email today from Hagerty saying that they think the $25K value I've assigned to my Corvair is $5K too low.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: NapaVair ()
Date: July 29, 2022 12:29PM

I also got the Hagerty notice a month ago, increased value to $35k. The reality is I could not duplicate the car for that amount…restoring any car today to a high level is an expensive endeavor.

Check out the Bring a Trailer sold graph link below…it appears more vairs are selling past the $25k mark.

[bringatrailer.com]


Eric
Napa CA

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Date: July 29, 2022 07:05PM

For those that appreciate the Jaguar and the Corvair

Consider Jay Eitel's Jaguair - yes an amazing blend of V-12 Jaguar power in a full custom Corvair coupe.


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

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: July 29, 2022 08:42PM

I first saw that V12 car at the GWFBT in Palm Springs back in the 80s. An amazing work of art to say the least.

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Re: Corvairs are Criminally Undervalued !
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: July 31, 2022 04:45PM

gbullman Wrote:
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> 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.


Gee Gary, you may be right... but in 1974 I bought my first NEW car, a dark green Dodge Monaco 4 door sedan. Think "Blues Brothers" mobile.
I loved it; people kept asking if it was a Buick!
It did give me some problems with the warped base of that 2bbl carb on the 360 engine (which I never resolved, because at age 23 I had other things on my mind).


Today, one of my vehicles is a 1974 AMC Matador wagon. Another real boat. Sometime in the past, I posted pics of it here on CCF.
I loved the massive chrome bumpers on both cars.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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