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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: May 31, 2011 05:45PM

flamingchariots Wrote:
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> My wife drove the 65 to work, picked up the kids
> after school, and then to the grocery store
> afterwards.
> The kid putting the groceries in the car insisted
> to his buddy that it was a Mustang.
> Of course she corrected him, but he kept insisting
> that it was a Mustang...
> ...smiled and drove away.

The ironic thing is that it is a 4 door!

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: Ron in Indy ()
Date: May 31, 2011 05:48PM

My wife calls the '63 Spyder the "old man magnet" Every time I take it to the store, it is usually surrounded by several "mature gents" who mostly recognize it as a Corvair. As for the year, I usually point to the front plate.smiling smiley
Cheers,
Ron in Indy

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: 69Corvairman ()
Date: May 31, 2011 05:57PM

I spent extra getting vanity plates that say 69 Chev. To this day I get what year, and I didn't know it's a chevy!! I had one guy argue that they stopped production in 67, and that my 69 is clearly a fake. When I bust out the convertible, I usually get what car is that, what year and such. I'm sooo sick of hearing, "I had a spyder, or mine had the push button auto, or is this a spyder!" I almost shot soda out my nose when a kid came up to me and asked why I put the engine in the back! Ahh the good times:-)
Thanks,
Karl
Milwaukee,WI
64 Vert shown at the Milwaukee Autoshow!
69 500 #5465

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: jrdriver8 ()
Date: May 31, 2011 06:14PM

Some guy asked me tonight. He yelled to me in a gas station and said....Hey Buddieeee wut year is dat kar? I yelled back 2006. He just stared. grinning smiley

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: TIBCO ()
Date: May 31, 2011 06:22PM

Almost all the time in spite of the license plate.

Cliff Tibbitts
Nicholasville, KY
CORSA, CKCE, Derby City Corvairs
66 Monza, 140/4sp

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: May 31, 2011 06:29PM

Ditto...

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: May 31, 2011 10:02PM

jrdriver8 Wrote:
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> Some guy asked me tonight. He yelled to me in a
> gas station and said....Hey Buddieeee wut year is
> dat kar? I yelled back 2006. He just stared. grinning smiley


LOL smiling bouncing smiley

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Chandler
Powder Springs, GA.



1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp Coupe

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: June 01, 2011 07:26PM

I say, "1890." It usually gets a laugh or a blank stare.

This is a variation on the stock answer I used in 1974 when I was driving one of the original Honda Civics, and everyone and I mean everyone asked what mileage it got. "90," I'd say.

--Bob Marlow

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: corvairbusguy ()
Date: June 01, 2011 07:45PM

Nice thing is getting a salute from the guards at the gate to the base !

Not so nice is at the light people wave and then say "hey, my grandmother had a corvair".

We got ours from- my mother-in-law

Pete
Norfolk, VA
Tidewater Corvair Club
Volkswagen Club of Tidewater
Fullmoonbusclub.com

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: June 02, 2011 07:01AM

Every time someone talks to me about my car, which is pretty much every time I stop somewhere.

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: June 02, 2011 08:38AM

The hardest (best?) one is the Rampside. I get one or two thumbs-up or whatever at every stoplight! When I park, it draws one person after another for conversation. Let's just say that I had better keep the ramp latches well greased or I'll wear them out!

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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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: June 03, 2011 02:39PM

My Greenbrier, "What year is it" is a standard question. My Fathers 62 Ramp has the 64-65 engine service door along with the plate lighting for those years. A guy asked Dad what year it was, he said 1962.... and the guy tried to convince him he was wrong because of the later service door we had put on! So... I guess no one puts different year parts on their old cars? Or as an afterthought... I guess he should have agreed with the dude and said it was a 1965...... Dodge!

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: ejn ()
Date: June 04, 2011 09:53AM

Everytime I am out with it.

Eric N.
1962 Monza 900 Coupe
Reedsburg Wi.

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: Crackerssouth ()
Date: June 04, 2011 01:55PM

I find the seniors over 60 usually know what year mine is, but I get more of a kick out of the smile on their face when they start reminiscing and tell me about the ones they had. The younger crowd just stare and ask "What is that?"

1962 Monza 4 Speed
Super Turbo Air 102HP
Fenelon Falls, ON

"Every opportunity has a shelf life"

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 04, 2011 02:33PM

Seems just about EVERYBODY has had a Corvair, or knows someone who had one, or had an uncle, who maybe had a friend, who.......Anyway, you can always spot the coots who Really did have one of these great machines. The Smile! The Sparkle-in-the-eyes! They just kinda get, well, animated while reminiscing. Always a pleasure to listen to these guys tell their tales. Others, who don't know any better, talk of 'flipping over', 'bursting in flames', 'steering wheel impalement', and well, lately, I've had 2 different guys tell me of the "Engine dropping out on the street!!" (One guy had just driven it off the lot Brand-spankin-new when that happened.) EVERYONE seems to have a story tho'!.....stitch

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Re: How often do strangers ask you. What year is your car?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 04, 2011 10:50PM

People ask me all the time.

A guy asked me yesterday, and when I told him mine was a '65 and such, he told me about his 1967 and how much he missed it--but that he'd gotten rid of it because he'd started to smell the engine through his air vents!

All I could do was look at him. THAT'S why you turned it in? Such a common thing, and such an easy fix! (Besides, I like the Corvair smell!)

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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