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One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: Caveman_1960 ()
Date: February 05, 2017 07:08AM

Thought you folks might find this one interesting. A one-off special with a scratch-built tube chassis and a midship 176 cid Corvair engine hooked up to a Porsche 5-speed transaxle. Bodywork is all fiberglass made by the builder back in the late 1960's. Car is street legal and has traveled a mere 900+ miles since completion in 1969. Last registration was 1974. I will need to check everything before we can fire it up again. Quite the find I would say... - Caveman Pete

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: kmart356 ()
Date: February 05, 2017 07:21AM

BOSS-GEAR!!

Ken
'62 Spyder cpe - '63 Monza convertible
Florida

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Date: February 05, 2017 08:17AM

A lot of thought went into that project!

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 05, 2017 08:30AM

Kinda Lotus-ish looking from the side.

So the body is handmade by the builder?


Paso Robles CA-Unsafe at Any Landspeed-Sidewinders (SCTA Charter Member 1934)-CORSA Member-Central Coast Corsa-Ventura County Corvair-V8 Registry-Corvanatics-California Angels Fan Since 1978...World Series Champions 2002 & 9 AL West Division Titles-So Cal Gas Since 1974 (Now Retired Again) Rehired as Contractor Seasonally-Baddest Street Legal Corvair on the Planet is SuperVair (AKA Vairy V8) ADE 506 Cube BBC/PG/QC L/M Coupe-1963 Deluxe Rampside (AKA PhilSide2)-148.253 MPH Landspeed F/BGALT Late Model Coupe-B&M Blown Methanol 3.1L Mid Engine Funco Sandrail-1965 Ugly Duck 110/PG Monza Coupe Parts Car-2013 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT Four Door Crew Cab Short Bed 6.7 Powerstroke-Grand Design Momuntum 350M Luxury Toy Hauler-When I Grow Up I'm Selling Everything and Buying a Vintage Triple Weber 911S Because I'll Never be Able to Afford the Miura!!!

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: February 05, 2017 08:47AM

Pete,

I am curious what car was the donor for the front windshield or if it is safety glass?

As Phil said vairy Lotus Elise like.

Jimc
1965 Corsa
HACOA Member

CORSA 2017 Concours Senior Gold Award
AACA 2015 Award

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: Caveman_1960 ()
Date: February 05, 2017 08:52AM

The builder told me what he used for a windshield, but I didn't write it down. I will see him again on Monday and will pay more attention this time. I think it was cut down from a Mopar????? Keep in mind that the original design was started in 1963 and it morphed from an open roadster into this shape. Quite an accomplishment and a project that I don't have the skills to complete! - Pete

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: didget69 ()
Date: February 05, 2017 09:48AM

Nice find!

Would you provide chassis photos/underside photos as well? Looks like a great resto project!

bnc

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: February 05, 2017 09:54AM

I need to move to Michigan. Seems like that is where the awesome deals are. Pete,
I want to be your apprentice.

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: February 05, 2017 07:53PM

Impressive!

Rocco

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: February 05, 2017 09:04PM

Cool car Pete. Post some more pics when you get a chance.

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
61 Vintage Rampy
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: 2manyvairs ()
Date: February 06, 2017 10:30AM

I would have to have it! If only I would FIT

Jeff


1960 700 sedan - blue, #1819
1962 Monza sedan - black w/red cloth interior daily driver
1962 Monza coupe - silver blue/blue 4spd
1963 Greenbrier - standard, "Turdbrier"
1963 Monza cvt - Ivy Green/Fawn It's NOT red !!
1964 Spyder cvt - Blk/Red It's NOT red either !!
1965 Monza ht - retired daily driver, the storage shed
1965 Corsa 140 ht - all good except for how it looks.
1965 Corsa 180 cvt - well, a perfect body at least.
1966 Corsa 140 ht - Red/Red, Canadian w/factory headrests & oil bath,

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: February 06, 2017 12:45PM

You MUST bring it to the convention!

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
Now I have 1965 convertible as well, got it running in June, autocrossed in July 2016 at the convention!

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA


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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: February 06, 2017 04:06PM

More pics!!!! What's the interior look like?

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: TheRealHip ()
Date: February 06, 2017 07:26PM

Really needs some nice rims.

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: February 07, 2017 07:24AM

From a Facebook post...

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
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Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
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
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: cad-kid ()
Date: February 07, 2017 12:15PM

Wow thumbs up

Jeremy (cad-kid)
Kronenwetter, WI (Central Wisconsin)
CORSA Member#031129
SOLD-9-2016 65 Monza 4spd/140
My 65 Monza thread
My YouTube page yawning smiley

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Date: February 07, 2017 02:15PM


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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: February 10, 2017 06:03AM

I really want to drive this. Such a cool find!

CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: February 10, 2017 06:04AM

I really want to drive this. Such a cool find!

CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed

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Re: One-off Corvair powered Special found in a garage
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 10, 2017 06:09AM

Pretty neat. Looks easier to get in and out of than my Lotus Elise.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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