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Posted by: dragonwagon ()
Date: December 03, 2010 09:18AM

I was roming around and found a estate sale.
and in this estate sale the old lady showed me a 20'x60'
storage building that was packed to the brim with corvair parts from a to z
all still new in the boxs and packaging.
i seen hoods,fenders,motors,trannys,seats,frames,and boxs of wiring
harness's etc

she said her dead husband worked at the corvair factory many years ago
and bought and was given many parts for corvairs when they stoped production
of them.
as i was looking i seen parts that could make about 20 or more
complete vehicles cars,vans,trucks etc.

i think i hit the mother load she said i could have the whole lot
of parts for $10,000.

should i buy it what kind of money am i looking at to make$
i know there is a market for the parts
but come on is really worth it to spend that kind of money
to have the parts sit around in another storage room
waiting for buyers?.

barstow cali Dragon wagon

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Posted by: mike hicks ()
Date: December 03, 2010 09:34AM

It sounds like an absolute Corvair treasure trove. What's it worth? Who knows? I know a guy who thinks a Yenko Stinger is worth $185,000. As long as he finds someone who agrees and is willing to pay it, he's right. I would think that a stash of true NOS Corvair parts would be worth quite a bit. I also think it'll sit in storage until it's needed by someone. I'd hate to see it all crushed for scrap though.

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Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 03, 2010 09:35AM

Sounds like you better buy it all before she thinks it's worth much more (it almost surely is if the description is right).

If you are worried about getting you money back then sell it off quickly at below market prices and you'll still come out way ahead and not be storing it for another 20 years while trying to get full market price for everything.

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Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 03, 2010 09:37AM

If it's all new, including the engines, it sounds like a winner. NOS fenders bring hundreds each. It would take a long time and lots of work though. Offer $5k cash and leave your number. Tell her you only want the whole package so it doesn't get cherry picked. I bought a much smaller lot (10x10) and had my money back in a few months of ebay and still had half the stuff left and it's been gravy ever since.

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

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Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: December 03, 2010 09:39AM

Big undertaking. Before I would buy something like that I would require an inventory
of the contents. Lacking that I would negotiate for a lower sale price. You are basically
starting a business. I know I'm not a particularly good business man, too much attachment to the 'stuff'.

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Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: December 03, 2010 09:47AM

You need to go back and do an inventory of the high ticket and rare items that will tell you right away. you don't have to sell much of that to get your money back. Restorers are looking for that type of stuff and will usually pay top dollar. Wish I were closer

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Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 03, 2010 09:49AM

Trying to run Dave out of business?? gggg

I'd make a "contract" with the owner to keep the parts there, you sell and "split"

Moving and storage are the deal breakers!! IMO

ps I wonder how many "stashes" there are in the High Desert for OTHER MAKES?

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Posted by: dragonwagon ()
Date: December 03, 2010 10:05AM

it was not in the high desert it was here in montana
i am here at my 2nd home in montana for a visit.
and saw it yesterday.

barstow cali Dragon wagon

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Posted by: joevair ()
Date: December 03, 2010 10:31AM

Wow, I would buy that lot in a heart-beat if I had the chance...

Good luck, sounds like you can't go wrong.

Joe C.
1964 Monza Coupe

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Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: December 03, 2010 10:34AM

I wasn't aware of any Corvair assembly plants in Montana. You mean they moved all of that stuff from Michigan or California to Montana? Hmmm....

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Posted by: Bob G ()
Date: December 03, 2010 10:44AM

Spyderman64 Wrote:
> I wasn't aware of any Corvair assembly plants in
> Montana. You mean they moved all of that stuff
> from Michigan or California to Montana? Hmmm....

That's what I was wondering. eye popping smiley

Bob G

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Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: December 03, 2010 10:45AM

3-5 years ago, a person wouldn't even question this. But now that the economy is in the toilet and nobody has any money anymore (including myself, I couldnt even afford an oil pan gasket) one has to question themselves. If anything I'd look at it as a long term investment, like gold (you have to wait for it to profit) As long as there's a motherload of parts and you open maybe a ebay business or decent looking website and are able to sell parts below retail, as to attract customers, but still profit you might turn out ok.

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Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: December 03, 2010 11:28AM

Maybe #6000 is disassembled and in the stash winking smiley

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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Posted by: corvairmonza63 ()
Date: December 03, 2010 02:37PM

I vote yes, buy it, with you being in Montana or atleast the stash, it will make it nice to be able to get parts closer to me in Spokane.

You could also see what kind of parts are there that are not made or are very hard to find and store just those items and sell the rest to places like Clarks, if you can make a profit off of it.



'63 Corvair
'76 Leyland Mini Clubman Estate
'03 Celica

Some people are like slinkies, worthless until you push them down the stairs!!

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Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: December 03, 2010 03:11PM

Your best bet is to find out what is really there...A few NOS boxes of common stuff mixed with alot of run of the mill used parts from parted out cars is not going to cover your investment of money and time.

On the other hand, if it is truly a stash of "preserved" NOS parts there could literally be less than 50 items that would return your 10,000 if they were the "right" 50 items, and everything esle would be profit.

You need to go in there with a camera and document a few things. Many of us on the list can tell you alot of things from a few decent pictures.

10K is alot of money if you don't know what you are buying....

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

Just south of Chicago IL

Current Ride
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: December 03, 2010 04:35PM

I second Rick's suggestion. You would be surprised how dishonest many little old ladies can be. I wonder how she came up with $10k?
Her deceased husband may have given her his opinion of the value, or she may have had someone else appraise them (which could mean anything), or could be fishing, or just a wild guess. If she refuses to let you inventory the parts, give her your number and walk away or offer to buy whatever specific parts you want/need.

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Posted by: ccpinc ()
Date: December 03, 2010 04:46PM

There's a reason it's all still there. Offer a .20 on the dollar investment if you want it to be a profitable experience and get ready to store alot of it for a long time just like she has.



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Posted by: 1963gp ()
Date: December 03, 2010 04:57PM

That stinger has a six figure offer pending on it Mr Hicks. Guess I will be laughing all the way to the bank.

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Posted by: stabac ()
Date: December 03, 2010 05:43PM

Now that you've told everyone about it and where it is, I would make a "quick"
decision. I know it wouldn't be easy but if some one were "in the business" they might make the effort to try and find it' tongue sticking out smiley

Just Enough Knowledge To Get Myself In Trouble
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Grandson #2

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Posted by: Richard ()
Date: December 03, 2010 06:01PM

Are there a lot of Corvair hoarders in Montana or is this the same sellerHelena, MT. CL listing

From that add, I wouldn't have any expectations of finding anything worth $10k.

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