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1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: iamrgh ()
Date: April 11, 2011 01:07AM

Have finally decided to part with my Spyder after 35+ years - it's all there and correct:

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: gmorphan ()
Date: April 11, 2011 01:16AM

Very, very nice! You're SURE you want to sell that girl?

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: April 11, 2011 01:19AM

I saw it this morning. That is a beautiful car! I love the headrests. Wish I could find a set of those.

Dave

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: Ron in Indy ()
Date: April 11, 2011 01:20AM

Beautiful car! I have a '63 Spyder also, and I would be delighted if it turns out half as nice as yours.
I'm curious about the head rests. Were they an option, or are these aftermarket?
Good luck with the sale.
Cheers,
Ron in Indy

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder Headrests
Posted by: iamrgh ()
Date: April 11, 2011 08:39AM

Howdy Ron, As mentioned in the text (I know it's pretty wordy) the headrests are original after market Empi-Colgan headrests (got name wrong in the eBay listing) that originally listed for (wait for it) $39.99 a pair! I bought them from Ric Loving (for considerably more) as a core and had them rechromed and reupholsterd in vinyl that matches the saddle tan interior. Ric thought that they were used by John Fitch in the Corvair Sprints. According to a pic of the period ad (probably from 1963), they were also available directly from EMPI for a number of Corvairs, as well as foreign (Jags, A-H) and domestic (Lincolns, Buick, Pontiac) cars.

I have been into Corvairs for well over 45 years and a 1962 Monza coupe with the front and rear split bumperettes (wish I had those) was my first car. Thanks for the kind words...Bob

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: April 11, 2011 10:18AM

That car is simply beautiful... Hope it finds a good new home.

kenzen
66 Monza 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: iamrgh ()
Date: April 11, 2011 09:01PM

So do I - it will be missed

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: Dick Steinkamp ()
Date: April 12, 2011 12:44AM

I've owned a LOT of Studebakers...including this Avanti I sold last year...

sunny 026

Keep the Corvair. It is far more unique, more fun, less trouble.

If you must have the Avanti. Keep the Corvair, buy the Avanti, get it out of your system, sell the Avanti. Your Corvair is VERY special. It is not replaceable.

-Dick-

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: April 12, 2011 02:23AM

That is one awesome looking early vert. Don't sell that!!! I got to drive an Avanti once, it was cool, but that Corvair is cooler. And I'm a LM guy.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: April 12, 2011 01:06PM

WoW that is one fine looking Spyder!!

Sam Russell
Chapel Hill NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: April 12, 2011 01:32PM

Bob, what are the four bolt holes under the dash/firewall which can be seen from the trunk?
Crawford

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: Fast Eddie ()
Date: April 12, 2011 01:38PM

35 years of TLC and it shows.

Bowie,MD

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: April 12, 2011 02:18PM

Nice car with records to prove it! The buyer will be very happy!

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Chandler
Roswell, GA.


1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp Coupe

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: wagbear ()
Date: April 12, 2011 03:20PM

Beautiful Car !...The writeup is one of the best I've seen.....

Avanti ? Awesome car. I once had a 63'.... great Touring car....was funny, as it was a bear to make a U-Turn in.

WAGBEAR
1961 Lakewood
Chehalis, Washington
( South of Canada...North of Mexico....Near Olympia ; Planet Earth . smiling smiley

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: davhamm ()
Date: April 12, 2011 04:39PM

One fine car.. I see the jack and bar are wrapped in a plastic wrap, but in that same picture there is something else white and rolled up, standing up vertically what is it?


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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: April 12, 2011 04:47PM

Beautiful car Bob! I hope whoever buys it takes as good a care of it as you did. Great job.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: iamrgh ()
Date: April 14, 2011 04:34AM

caroseiii Wrote:
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> Bob, what are the four bolt holes under the
> dash/firewall which can be seen from the trunk?
> Crawford


As far as I know that was where the gas heater was installed. This was a fairly early 1963 model. The holes have been there since I bought the car and I just left them. IIRC, the 1962 was the last model to have a gas heater?

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: iamrgh ()
Date: April 14, 2011 04:38AM

davhamm Wrote:
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> One fine car.. I see the jack and bar are wrapped
> in a plastic wrap, but in that same picture there
> is something else white and rolled up, standing up
> vertically what is it?


Thanks davhamm for the compliment. The rolled up item is flag with a magnetic base for a car club to which I belong. Bob

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: iamrgh ()
Date: April 14, 2011 04:41AM

gmorphan Wrote:
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> Very, very nice! You're SURE you want to sell
> that girl?


after reading some of the comments on an Avanti, I may be losing my grip. One thing I can say is the the Avanti is hot (engine heat pours into the interior) while the Corvair has great ventilation (even with the top up).

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Re: 1963 Corvair Spyder for sale
Posted by: iamrgh ()
Date: April 14, 2011 05:14AM

Dick Steinkamp Wrote:
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> I've owned a LOT of Studebakers...including this
> Avanti I sold last year...
>
>
>
> Keep the Corvair. It is far more unique, more
> fun, less trouble.
>
> If you must have the Avanti. Keep the Corvair,
> buy the Avanti, get it out of your system, sell
> the Avanti. Your Corvair is VERY special. It is
> not replaceable.
>
> -Dick-


Howdy Dick, that is one beautiful Avanti and I wish I had the funds to do what - you suggest. The problem with owning multiple cars is the time and expense involved. I have friends with multiple cars and they always complain that they never have time to drive them. I see the Corvair as cute and unique while the Avanti as a styling tour-de-force. The whole Corvair line is, indeed, a very special automotive icon. Your sage advice will be considered - thanks for weighing in...Bob

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