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F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: Ozzies 63 ()
Date: March 19, 2017 10:49AM

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a friend of mine is turning 83 next week, and he was a major collector of Corvairs. he has a few left and a TON of parts he would like to sell as one collection, but he may sell the vehicles separately. if you are interested P.M. me and I will answer any questions you may have. if after we are done if you're still interested I will pass on his number.
1st of all, the cars are in Willits, Ca. (north of San francisco by 2.5 hours)

61 rampside 30,000 original miles in really clean shape, paint still is glossy, been inside since the early 90's. doesn't run (just from lack of use) but straight body, great interior etc.

a 64 rampside non running but also straight and clean, just basically a restoration project. but non rusty. not a patina truck, still has good green and white paint combo.

a 62 red convertible with 64 power train, good original driving shape, red with black interior was his wife's driver, but she lost her license to old age and bad eyes.

and a 64 "hot rod" no drive train , but paint nice, and good interior and ready to drop in a drivetrain. (see below)

here is the real deal. he has a work shop, and two tractor trailers filled with every Corvair part you can imagine. probably over 15 motors, trannys, differentials, dash, glass, vents, seats, carburetors . it is just overwhelming. at one time he had over 80 corvairs. he is down to these last 4.

you can't believe the amount of parts and they are almost all in inside storage.

he wants 24K for everything. like I said he would most likely sell the cars separate but he told me today not he phone he just doesn't have enough time left to ever get to these. so I am just the go between here and trying to help.

the first rampside is the jewel in the crown here. he would like to get 9K for it.
around 5 for the other rampside
around 5 for the convertible
and 4 for the "hot rod"
like I said I am happy to talk to interested parties, and feel free to share this with any interested parties



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2017 11:10AM by MattNall.

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: March 19, 2017 04:33PM

I have no idea what these hoards go for these days. Most of the Corvair addicts are old now too and probably not looking to add truckloads toe their collection. A Corvair parts and service shop might be interested but I assume they will want a better price for the parts since hauling and then sorting them will cost a fortune.

Good luck, I hope someone gets this stuff on the west coast so I can find parts I need in the future.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: Ozzies 63 ()
Date: March 19, 2017 05:01PM

I'm trying to talk my wife into the rampsides as I type this....not going so well

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 19, 2017 06:39PM

Yeah that could be a tough sale for that kind of $$$. Either we are too old and not willing to invest that much time and effort or we are too young (think VW Busman) on the opposite side of the country and don't have the funds (yet).

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:02PM

Can you post some pictures of the rampy"s and the items? Sure would be nice to find a raspy that wasn't rusted to bits. 3 day drive to look? I don't think so.

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: March 20, 2017 06:02AM

If someone has the time a marketing plan could be put together. Come up with an agreement with the owner, no money up front, get one running and sell it for good money take a commission and move to the next, similar type arrangement, sounds like considerable money could be made for both the owner and someone willing to work a little.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: Ozzies 63 ()
Date: March 20, 2017 09:13AM

as you can see they have been here a long time. the 61 is filled with nos parts in the bed and the 64 is behind it and abut 1" in between. they would be easy enough to get out, but until a serious buyer shows up this is about all you can see.

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: vwbusman66 ()
Date: March 20, 2017 11:06AM

How much does he want for the model t engine and transmission?

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James Keller
Kingsville, MD (21087)
1966 Monza Convertible-- originally 110/3 speed now SMOG 110/3 speed

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 20, 2017 11:21AM

I wondered what that was. Leave it to a teenager to identify something from most of our parents/grandparents time.

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: vwbusman66 ()
Date: March 20, 2017 11:29AM

Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> I wondered what that was. Leave it to a teenager
> to identify something from most of our
> parents/grandparents time.

I only know what that is as I was gifted a 26-27 speedster that is awaiting delivery, so I frequent the MTFCA forums.

I "believe" that that is a 26-27 hogs-head with the heavy duty mounting tangs.

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James Keller
Kingsville, MD (21087)
1966 Monza Convertible-- originally 110/3 speed now SMOG 110/3 speed

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: Ozzies 63 ()
Date: March 20, 2017 04:47PM

he has more model T and brass era stuff than he does corsairs!!!!

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: vwbusman66 ()
Date: March 20, 2017 04:50PM

Ozzies 63 Wrote:
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> he has more model T and brass era stuff than he
> does corvairs!!!!

Is he trying to sell that stuff too?
James

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James Keller
Kingsville, MD (21087)
1966 Monza Convertible-- originally 110/3 speed now SMOG 110/3 speed

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: 63monzaragtop ()
Date: March 21, 2017 08:17AM

Do you have a 1962-64 turbo distributor with pressure retard? If so how much? Thanks.

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: WCcorsa ()
Date: March 21, 2017 10:09AM

"If someone has the time a marketing plan could be put together. Come up with an agreement with the owner, no money up front, get one running and sell it for good money take a commission and move to the next, similar type arrangement, sounds like considerable money could be made for both the owner and someone willing to work a little."

Any high quality restoration would make that a money losing effort.

Half-assed yes but not anything remarkable.

You can't do quality restoration on any Corvair and make it profitable.

Everyone knows that except for the unwashed.

The Model T engine is already getting more attention here!

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Re: F/ S CORVAIR COLLECTION sale. for a friend
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: March 21, 2017 01:16PM

WCcorsa Wrote:
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> "If someone has the time a marketing plan could be
> put together. Come up with an agreement with the
> owner, no money up front, get one running and sell
> it for good money take a commission and move to
> the next, similar type arrangement, sounds like
> considerable money could be made for both the
> owner and someone willing to work a little."
>
> Any high quality restoration would make that a
> money losing effort.
>
> Half-assed yes but not anything remarkable.
>
> You can't do quality restoration on any Corvair
> and make it profitable.
>
> Everyone knows that except for the unwashed.
>
> The Model T engine is already getting more
> attention here!

Getting running is not the same as restoring, most vehicles sell for much more if they are running, I would expect someone would be interested in a Rampside with 30,000 miles, original shiny paint running and cleaned up. Think $12-15,000 is too much for something like that? I could be wrong. And what kind of parts are there? If I was retired and a few thousand miles closer I might be going for a look.

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