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Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: crtoons ()
Date: March 17, 2017 03:46PM

I was looking on the Hagerty website yesterday trying to do some research on the possible value of my '68 convertible and even it's lowest rating of #4 - a daily driver in need of some work and repair was around the $11,000 range! Three years ago when I bought the car a #4 rated '68 vert was valued in the high $3,00 - low $4,000 range! Is this upswing in value across the board for Corvairs? If it's what's happened, great! Just a little surprised is all. Anyone out ther have any comments or thoughts on this? Thanks!

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 17, 2017 04:15PM

Your '68 price may have risen due to the low volume the last two model years...


Search ebay for Corvairs cars not parts

Then in the left side of the page scroll down "Completed Auctions"...

This will show all auctions.... whether they sold / and at what price or didn't sell...


This will give you a general idea..

You can also do this at B-J and Mecum auctions..





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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: March 17, 2017 04:56PM

Remember too that a value 'suggested' is not necessarily what the car will actually bring.

best wishes, Steve
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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: March 17, 2017 04:58PM

They are all rare until you go to sell it, then you find a good dozen just like it all priced a few grand cheaper.

Mike
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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: Frogfinder ()
Date: March 17, 2017 05:12PM

Asking prices have gone up but selling prices are weak. Great cars still go for better money.

jeff

66 Corsa 140 4 spd
Houston, Tx

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: crtoons ()
Date: March 17, 2017 05:21PM

Hi Steve:

True! I'm just surprised that there was that big of a jump for that level of condition for the '68 in general. Sounds a little high? Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get that but I know that's not going to happen!

Thanks for your reply!

Best,

Shaun

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: March 17, 2017 05:28PM

The price curve of cars can get wonky when a couple #1 examples get bid up at an auction.

Also estimators tend to look at a "group" say 65-69 Corvairs as all the same when in fact a 1966 Corsa Turbo convertible is going to sell for more money vs. a 1968 Monza convertible 110HP with a PG.

I look around at prices for something comparable, then I get down to the ultimate price calculator - "A car is worth what the buyer and seller agree on".

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: March 17, 2017 05:47PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Your '68 price may have risen due to the low
> volume the last two model years...
>
>
> Search ebay for Corvairs cars not parts
>
> Then in the left side of the page scroll down
> "Completed Auctions"...
>
> This will show all auctions.... whether they sold
> / and at what price or didn't sell...
>
>
> This will give you a general idea..
>
> You can also do this at B-J and Mecum auctions..

There's also a SOLD option which gets rid of all those that the seller wasn't willing to let go and only show you what actually sold.

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: Frogfinder ()
Date: March 17, 2017 06:54PM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> MattNall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Your '68 price may have risen due to the low
> > volume the last two model years...
> >
> >
> > Search ebay for Corvairs cars not parts
> >
> > Then in the left side of the page scroll down
> > "Completed Auctions"...
> >
> > This will show all auctions.... whether they
> sold
> > / and at what price or didn't sell...
> >
> >
> > This will give you a general idea..
> >
> > You can also do this at B-J and Mecum
> auctions..
>
> There's also a SOLD option which gets rid of all
> those that the seller wasn't willing to let go and
> only show you what actually sold.

Even the Sold option listed cars often return for sale due to dead beat bidders.

jeff

66 Corsa 140 4 spd
Houston, Tx

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: March 18, 2017 11:26PM

Oh gosh after reading all that I just ran out and bought the brown system for all my cars! Thanks j3m for convincing me my old Corvair that runs flawlessly with carbs is actually a giant POS, I would have never know'n my Corvair that has never left me stranded was such a UN-reliable pile of junk until reading your post! How could I have been so Stupid driving these cars my entire life without realizing what junk they are without EFI, thank you so so much for educating me! eye rolling smiley





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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: March 19, 2017 04:40AM

It appears that the LM 4 doors are starting to increase in price?

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: March 19, 2017 04:44AM

After skimming through j3m's epistle I am aware of several things. First one is that it would be nice if he had condensed it down to a more digestible slab of verbiage. He definitely would make a good senator, as he could set records for filibustering.

But now that I have belabored that point, I'd like to say that the Corvair has always been under-valued. That is (I feel) because of the negative effect of Ralph Nader and that sorry piece of our history being dredged up every time there was even a mention of the Corvair. If you have noticed, Hemmings has not only given us a lot of free (and positive, too!) publicity, and never once mentioned Ralphie. We owe them a great debt for having been such a good influence.

I feel and have always felt that the Corvair deserves to sell for not very much less than the Camaro. Maybe that is finally happening. If so, I shall go break open a bottle of the bubbly! grinning smiley

-Mark

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: March 19, 2017 04:49AM

I certainly hope so, rnch. The 4 doors, especially the LM's, are really coming into good demand lately. Seems quite a few people have discovered them, having become aware of their many good qualities. smileys with beer

-Mark (keeper of the 4 door registry)

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:18AM

I am glad you got that DaveM. (and I'm sure Mr. Brown is). I don't have the stomach to get passed the first sentence.

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:32AM

I just smashed all my carbs with my big hammer as to not be burdened with them any longer! drinking smiley





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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:40AM

Which big hammer? And thanks for not burdening someone else with all that stuff.

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:53AM

j3m is a troll. Troll's become quite excited when someone takes notice of their handy work. If you ignore trolls, they'll eventually disappear. j3m's meandering diatribes are nothing more than an expression of inadequacy.

Chet in Ramona

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: March 19, 2017 10:41AM

The correct answer is "its in the eye of the beholder!"

I was very lucky to get a really good '67 4-Door Monza last year. Mark helped be get it home. I guess I am "lucky!?" The engine runs great (darn carbs just keep working), the Distributor hasn't 'blown up,' the Powerglide is smooth and the "Corvair" has not 'flipped over' once since I got it!! eye popping smiley

I paid the same amount for this car that I would have paid for it NEW in 1967!

When Mark brought the car to me (he provided pick-up and delivery at a very reasonable price) he did tell me that it had one "bad" tire. Turns out it had a bad valve stem! $4.75 at my favorite Tire Store and I was off and running.

You want to buy it? The cost just went WAY UP! I love 'more doors' and was looking for a '66 (that 'used to be' my favorite year) but could not walk away from this '67!

Having just retired I have plenty of "time" (but limited funds) to work on it. I have done a few items that were necessary (replacing missing grommets and seals). I have a list of items I intend to "improve" as I go along.

My 2 and 3 year old grandsons LOVE the Corvair. I intend that it shall be theirs someday (hopefully many years from now). grinning smiley

So, in "my eye" the Corvair Values HAVE gone up!

JMHO!

Regards,

Dale cool smiley

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Re: Have Corvair Values Gone Up Lately?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: March 19, 2017 01:50PM

My first car was a '66 Monza 4 door, maroon w/black interior, typical 110/glide. And as great as the '66's are, I found the '67's to be that much better, and even more special. And considering the scarcity of them, I'd say YES the value of them are UP! Or should be. grinning smiley Way up!

Love 'em!

-Mark

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