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Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: BillPappy ()
Date: March 31, 2012 01:28PM

Mine needs a new paint job. Thinking Black, Or mid night blue.. But I am not really sure about that. I like my red...

BillPappy

RRed 65 monza convert 140
Black 65 corsa 140 twin turbos/Sold

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: kirk ()
Date: March 31, 2012 01:34PM

I think it's the extra HP you get from red that makes it so popular. grinning smiley

1960 Corvair 700
1963 Monza
1973 VW Thing
1964 Beetle




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Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: Mountain Pilot ()
Date: March 31, 2012 01:50PM

It is the attention one gets from driving such a cool car and eye grabbing RED..


Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: March 31, 2012 02:17PM

Red is just a 'feel good' color.

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: 63spyder ()
Date: March 31, 2012 03:20PM

Why not????..gggggggggggggggg

Wayne in Glide Oregon
63 spyder conv.(wifes car finished ,owned 17 years)65 monza conv.unfinished 14 years and never driven,yet!!!.61 rampside (new toy and distraction)

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: afragasr ()
Date: March 31, 2012 03:27PM

Red sells.gggg

Armando.

63' Vert - Power Top ------------ 63' Vert

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Armando Fraga Sr.
West Hartford,CT

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Date: March 31, 2012 03:54PM

I suppose that Red is a more "emotional" color. There are plenty of Red Ferrari's out there that attest to that. It does command attention.

Someone in the past changed my 1965 Monza Convertible from Sierra Tan (metallic Gold) to a Red.
The paint has failed completely and so it will be repainted. I like the original color scheme better!

No Red for me.




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Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: March 31, 2012 04:09PM

The original poster wrote:

> Mine needs a new paint job. Thinking Black, Or mid
> night blue.. But I am not really sure about that.
> I like my red...

What color was the car when it left the factory? That is the correct color to paint it. smiling smiley

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: March 31, 2012 05:42PM

Well, THEY DON'T CALL IT "REASALE RED" for nothing.

There are so many RED convertibles out there I will never own one. At one time I had 5 customer Early RED convertibles lined up in my drive waiting for work!


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Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: March 31, 2012 07:28PM

At least my red is the factory correct color tongue sticking out smiley Although I did want a metallic bronze on it but the shop couldn't do it in a single stage so it wasn't in our budget.

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Roswell, GA.


1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp Coupe

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: ys063 ()
Date: March 31, 2012 09:14PM

I don't own any red corvairs at the moment but do agree that they look outstanding for early and late style, even the FC's. My taste is more towards the bright blues and turquoise, and even a soft spot for aztec bronze.

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: VegasVair ()
Date: April 01, 2012 12:11AM

This one is Rustoleum Sunrise Red.

65 Corsa 140/4 A/C convert.
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Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: April 01, 2012 12:22AM

Even my otherwise dull but competent and reliable daily driver 2011 camry gets compliments on it's red exterior!



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Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 01, 2012 12:28AM

Just about every 65 corsa I come across was originaly red! I have a red convert in the driveway here for service,,Red was popular in 1965,,I wont own a red vair!smoking smiley

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Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: red64vair ()
Date: April 01, 2012 12:43AM

Not my words. I have heard it said that there are only two colors, red and ugly.

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: April 01, 2012 01:15AM

I think it may have been Larry Claypool that once said - there are currently twice as many red Corvairs as ever left the factory.

I have had the privlidge of 3 red corvairs.

'63 Monza, originally Regal Red
'64 Monza, origianlly Fawn / Beige
'67 500, originally red..

33% of mine were re-colors!

Now RED INTERIOR...that is a different story. I love my red interior in my white convertible.

Eric P.
De Witt, IA
Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts / Corvair Minnesota

Current:
66 Monza Vert ,61 Rampy, 65 Sedan, Spatz Corvair Buggy, Rupp Chevy Jr.

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: ccpinc ()
Date: April 01, 2012 01:52AM

Red vairs outnumber everything else

Jeff Williams

CALIFORNIA CORVAIR PARTS

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Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: ElkyBob ()
Date: April 01, 2012 04:42AM

Red is good cuz chicks dig red.

Bob Ponder in Tenino WA


1962 Vair Vert/102 4 spd w/EFI
1959 El Camino w/348 5 speed
1987 El Camino w/350 auto
2000 Ford F150
2005 Chrysler 300C

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: mike hicks ()
Date: April 02, 2012 02:11AM

I didn't want a red Vair, I'm partial to the medium blue colors they came in, but red was the color the car I found was so I got it. I've learned to love it. Red vairs are purty.

Re: Why so many Red Vairs?
Posted by: ccvair ()
Date: April 02, 2012 02:23AM

Lol I had one vair in red a 64 vert originaly red. ive had three black vairs two 60s and a 62 they were originaly black.Seems like black wasent a very common color on vairs.

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