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NJ Corvair Parts Auction 2023 FEB 18th Pompton Lakes, nj
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: December 29, 2022 08:34AM

The annual Corvair Parts Auction conducted by the New Jersey Association of Corvair Enthusiasts is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2023, indoors at the Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge, 15 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes NJ.

But what IS the auction?

Begun 40 years ago, NJACE Corvair Parts Auction is a wintertime indoor event that provides ample opportunity for Corvair enthusiasts to buy and sell Corvair parts, and enjoy a lot of laughs! Our member-auctioneers offer Corvair parts and Corvair-related items to the highest bidder, with a 10% commission of the sale price going to the club treasury. You may bring parts to sell, you may buy, you may do both, or you may just come to enjoy the fun. There is always ample entertainment with jokes ranging from bang-zoom to awful groaners as the shameless auctioneers hawk the many parts being offered for sale.

It's impossible to predict the kinds of parts that will be offered, but there is always a good selection. For example, sales at recent auctions have seen such items as an NOS Corvair gasoline tank, a pair of NOS '66-'69 rocker panel moldings, and a full set of four NOS '66-69 wheel well moldings. And many items go for prices that are way, way below those being charged by the big Corvair vendors. There are always plenty of used parts that sell at bargain prices, too.

Breakfast and lunch are available on-site, courtesy of the Elks and for the benefit of the many charities they support.

All Corvair enthusiasts are welcome, not just NJACE members. Through the years auction attendees have come from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, and last year even Colorado! If you have never been to one of our auctions, you should check it out!

More detail here: [www.corvair.org]


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2022 01:23PM by MattNall.

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Re: NJ Corvair Parts Auction 2023
Posted by: mercman ()
Date: December 29, 2022 02:08PM

Great event
Adding to my calendar now!!

65 Monza 110 pg
65 Monza 110 pg convertible Danube Blue sold
67 500 sport sedan 110 pg
Crown kit waiting for the right car

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Re: NJ Corvair Parts Auction 2023
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: December 29, 2022 02:45PM

I did not see a start time? Always wanted to attend, maybe this is my year.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon Ted Brown EFI Gen II
1964 Spyder coupe

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Re: NJ Corvair Parts Auction 2023
Posted by: jasvair ()
Date: December 29, 2022 02:51PM

I believe the start time is 10am. This is one meet you don't want to miss.
I will be bringing NOS part, gaskets brake shoes plus some used parts.

John Sweet
John's Corvair Parts

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Re: NJ Corvair Parts Auction 2023 FEB 18th Pompton Lakes, nj
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: January 25, 2023 03:58PM

There is a new rule in place for the annual NJACE Corvair Parts Auction this year, but don’t worry, it’s really a small change.

Our Parts Auction dates back to 1982, and stands as one of our club’s longest-running events and without question our club’s most popular event. But if there is a problem, it is this: Too much stuff!

The auction has, typically, somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 lots. That’s a lot of lots! And as a result, the auction lasts just a little too long.

We kicked around several ideas to try to streamline the event. Should we put a limit on the number of lots? Should we limit the number of items any individual seller could offer? Should we simply set a time limit and cut off the bidding?

None of these ideas were appealing. But then we realized: While the auction has always been for “Corvair and Corvair-related items,” we have been very liberal with this definition. So we have seen such items as generic tool sets, gas cans, timing lights and so on.

While it can be said that tools and gas cans and timing lights &c are all used with a Corvair, none of them are specifically “Corvair related.” So for items that are not expressly Corvair-related, we are going to continue to accept them only if they are full donations to the club.

The intent of this change is twofold: First, by accepting non-Corvair items only as full donations, instead of including them in the usual 90/10 seller/club split, we expect that there will be fewer of them. This should result in fewer overall lots and a faster auction. Second, items that are offered but not Corvair-related will provide a greater benefit to the club treasury.

And perhaps best of all, the decision whether to offer a non-Corvair item rests with the seller. The club is not prohibiting such items.

Still, there could be some grey areas. For example, wheels and tires, of which we usually have some each year. Are these Corvair-related? If they are stock Corvair wheels, with or without tires, the answer is yes. If they are tires, only, without wheels, the answer is no, even if they are the stock Corvair size.

If they are aftermarket wheels that fit a Corvair, the answer is no. It’s true that many Corvairs these days are equipped with aftermarket wheels, often so as to facilitate a better choice of tires, but such wheels are not Corvair-specific.

We often have magazines at the auction. CORSA Communique back issues? Yes, these are Corvair-related. Old Road & Track or Car & Driver? No, these are not Corvair-related. Exceptions will be made for publications that have Corvair-specific cover stories, such as the October, 1964, Car & Driver.

There may be other grey areas. So how can you know whether the item you wish to offer at the auction is considered Corvair-related? Just ask ahead of time. If you have a question concerning any item, contact me.

Thank you, and we look forward to another fun day on February 18!


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