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Whose Car is This?
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: September 20, 2022 02:50PM

Do you recognize this car? Do you know who owns it? (I'll explain later.)

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Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: jfreez ()
Date: September 20, 2022 03:39PM

I don't know whos car that is, but I love the stance. I would like to know the rim/tire combo and how it was lowered.

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: rotted65 ()
Date: September 20, 2022 04:30PM

Love the stance. Love the front valance treatment. following

69 monza 110 PG gone many years ago
65 corsa vert 4spd gone
New toy 66 monza vert 140 4spd

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: September 20, 2022 07:31PM

Can the front wheels turn full lock to lock without wheel well damage?

Might need a baseball bat treatment.grinning smiley No, I'm not joking, it is a bending method.

I installed a lot of ground effects kits on cars (99% not Corvair) back in the 80s. Look good at first, but look bad once they are driven into bugs, rocks and concrete parking lot stops.sad smiley But repair work paid well too.thumbs up

Just call me Debbie Downer. Ha!cool smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/20/2022 07:32PM by Frank DuVal.

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: September 21, 2022 06:07AM

I'll put $3.00 on it being bagged.

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: September 21, 2022 06:43AM

My car is fairly low in front.

Fender lip is slightly rolled (from poor body work).

Turns lock to lock just fine, with this wheel and tire set-up (or any of the other wheel / tire combos I've autocrossed this car with.

Its cut 2.5 coils in front, I believe, on standard coils.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA
Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts / Corvair Minnesota / Corvanatics
61 Rampside, 66 Monza AC Vert, 66 AutoX, 66 Flexi-Flier AutoX, Manx Vair Buggy, Rupp Chevy Jr.

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Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: September 21, 2022 08:07AM

It was for sale in 2014 and featured on Daily Turismo.
[dailyturismo.com]

It was for sale again in 2016 and featured once more on Daily Turismo.
[dailyturismo.com]

The image is posted quite often in other forums simply as a pleasing view of a classic car.
[art.branipick.com]

I've seen that exact pic many times because it comes up often on Pinterest-related Corvair searches. I'm pretty sure I followed both eBay auctions out of curiosity but don't recall any owner or sales info.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: September 21, 2022 10:00AM

Okay, now I'll 'splain:

A fellow in NJ, not far from me, contacted me about a car that he was considering buying, from the west coast. He asked for some help in evaluating the car, and the sent me the emails between himself and the seller.

It was this car, and everything about the emails from the seller said "scam!"

> Priced well below its apparent value
> Seller says he's deployed overseas
> Seller says his broker will handle everything
> Seller says the car is returnable if the buyer doesn't like it
> Seller says the car is in Seattle (about as far as you can get from NJ and still be in the 48 states)
> Some of the links the seller sent clearly said the car was in Chicago

I'm paraphrasing Monty Python: Scam scam scam scam scam scam scam scam


WhyImWhenIm64

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 21, 2022 10:04AM

I would ask for an ARL report on it before buying. (Google "ARL reports for an explanation). I have sold a few modern cars in the last year and every time scammers have asked me for this report. (See google).

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: September 21, 2022 10:21AM

Tell your friend to not even bother communicating with the seller any further.

How could anyone think this was a legit sale after all of those scam clues listed?

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: September 21, 2022 12:13PM

Tell your friend that I have a bridge to sell, and it is near by crossing the Hudson River in North Jersey.

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Woodstock CT... Located on the Connecticut / Massachusetts border, approximately 6 miles from the center of Southbridge MA. About 45 minutes from Hartford CT. 1 1/2 hours West of Boston MA. Woodstock CT to Los Angeles CA 2,937.1 miles. 1 Mile as the crow flies to Big Bird's nest.

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: September 21, 2022 12:51PM

I've commuincated with a few "sellers" that were claiming all these thigs:

> Priced well below its apparent value
> Seller says he's deployed overseas
> Seller says his broker will handle everything
> Seller says the car is returnable if the buyer doesn't like it
> Seller says the car is in Seattle (about as far as you can get from NJ and still be in the 48 states)
> Some of the links the seller sent clearly said the car was in Chicago

My first reaction to any car I see selling at a price etc that is too good to be true, is that it is. Then I do a reverse google image search. You will find the true selling price of the car was most likely an auction site with the price much more inline with what one knows deep down inside is the real price vs the "too good to be true" price. You will also find the car post on different locations at the same time and for sale in different locations at the same time. Sometimes on the the same site, such as Ebay. Was on the search for a Tubo Deisel Passat a few years back. Found one that seemed almost to good to be true. When I did a reverse image lookup and a google search for the VIN, low and behold, same car, same pix, same vin on four different sites and twice on ebay. The only difference between the listings, was the location, price and the pictures were reversed....

Marco
A 2nd Gen Monza Wagon, a 2nd Gen GB 8door, a 2nd Gen (61's were 1st Gen) R/s and a 62nd Gen Turbo coupe..

Hanging out with the scorpions, king snakes, road runners, coyotes and quails In the southern desert of the silver state
Mesquite NV 89024

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: September 23, 2022 08:17AM

Car is in Baton Rouge now, and was static ride. Scary wide wheel adapters holding those meats on.

I know the current owner . . . and as nice as it looks on the outside, man does it have some cancer beneath.

We have completely rebuilt the rear suspension and front - every single item in the center tunnel beneath has been replaced also. Heater rebuilt. One last trip down to help with front brakes and she'll be back on the road.

Current owner flew to north east and drove car home. PO had the car 'appraised' by certainly a non-Corvair person, and likely someone who should never appraise a car again (if it really was appraised in the first place).

gerg
Monroe, LA


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2022 08:27AM by gerg.

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 23, 2022 10:44AM

So this is a legitimate sale? Hard to believe but I believe you Greg.

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: September 23, 2022 11:18AM

Thanks for the update, Gerg.

@Timothy: From Gerg's post, I don't get the impression it's for sale and that makes the West coast" listing a scam.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
65 Canadian Monza 4dr 110/PG 40k
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 23, 2022 04:20PM

Ah I see. The scam is the "seller" neither owns it or even has possession of it.
I'll bet that scammer "has" numerous other things for sale (airplanes, boats, cars, motorcycles, pianos, etc.etc.). CAVEAT EMPTOR.

Re: Whose Car is This?
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: September 23, 2022 05:50PM

Yes - car was purchased in 2018 or 19.

gerg
Monroe, LA


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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