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how many ?
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: March 19, 2017 09:13PM

How can I find out how many corvairs with it's basic options were made. My 69 convert I know there was 521 made. But how many were olympic gold, 110 engines, and power glides with black interior?

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 19, 2017 10:04PM

Virtually impossible since all records were lost in a fire


All "guesstimates" are just that...





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Re: how many ?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: March 20, 2017 02:25AM

The only documented fire was the 1953 fire at the Hydramatic plant. The records were just plain lost. Regardless there are production figures of options. There are also counts of how many vehicles in certain colors on the registry. All of this is in the Fingertip Facts books that Clark's sells.

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: March 20, 2017 02:28AM

The 110 Power glide was the most common power train with 3,606 110 engines and 4,345 Powerglides.

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: March 20, 2017 02:34AM

The only way you would be able to get an idea of how many in a given color and power train would be to count what is on the registry. I did this for mine.

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: March 20, 2017 06:44AM

GM never kept such breakout statistics, just how many of what line were equipped with what singular option. Even then, the records for most of the cars built were pitched decades ago.

So if you want a "how many of such and such car type were equipped with options A, B, C, and etc., then the best/only way is to use factory percentages and calculate a SWAG (Scientific Wild-Ass Guess) number.

-Mark

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: March 20, 2017 07:07AM

67 airvair Wrote:
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> GM never kept such breakout statistics, just how
> many of what line were equipped with what singular
> option. Even then, the records for most of the
> cars built were pitched decades ago.
>
> So if you want a "how many of such and such car
> type were equipped with options A, B, C, and etc.,
> then the best/only way is to use factory
> percentages and calculate a SWAG (Scientific
> Wild-Ass Guess) number.
>
> -Mark

Mark,
There are RPO totals out there. Those totals are in the back of the Fingertip facts book. The other numbers for colors or how many of a given model (i.e. Monza convertible, etc) had a certain power train are shown based on what is on the registry.

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 20, 2017 11:26AM

My 69 convertible #5044 built the 3rd week of April 69 was a bit of a basic "strippo" car. It came with a 110HP, PG, AM radio, manual top. I don't think this car came with any other options. Burgundy exterior, white top, and black interior with 80,000 miles. I got this car 10 years ago from the original owner in Denver. Other than having a GM replacement engine this car is still totally original.

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: March 20, 2017 01:07PM

Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> My 69 convertible #5044 built the 3rd week of
> April 69 was a bit of a basic "strippo" car. It
> came with a 110HP, PG, AM radio, manual top. I
> don't think this car came with any other options.
> Burgundy exterior, white top, and black interior
> with 80,000 miles. I got this car 10 years ago
> from the original owner in Denver. Other than
> having a GM replacement engine this car is still
> totally original.


Rare color Tim. Its about 5th from the bottom as far as rare colors. The 2003 registry had 8 convertibles listed in that color.
Below it would be
Azure Turquoise
Burnished Brown
Tuxedo Black
Champagne

Lee J
Southern New Jersey near Philly.
1966 Corsa 180/4 speed
1969 Monza convertible 140/4 speed

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: March 20, 2017 01:53PM

Hey!! It's almost April Fools Day --- remember when someone started the believable story about how all the old Chevrolet production and order records were found with an ancient computer in a warehouse. It got a lot of attention until it was finally debunked as "just a joke".

Ford sold their records and now a company makes money off those records supplying information.

Most companies won't spend money on keeping obsolete records unless required by law or contract to do so. I'm sure GM thought "WHO would ever be driving an old Corvair in the 21st Century!!!"

Oh - and where is my flying car that was to be common by the year 2,000? - LOL.

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Re: how many ?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: March 20, 2017 06:18PM

Oh - and where is my flying car that was to be common by the year 2,000? - LOL.

George Jetson still has it and HE AIN'T SELLING!smileys with beer

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Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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