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48 Years ago...
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: May 15, 2017 08:02AM

The last Corvair rolled off the assembly line 48 years ago yesterday. My how time goes quick.

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Date: May 15, 2017 08:15AM

Well, actually yesterday, but that was Mother's Day, so we shouldn't "horn in" eh?

May 14 is a "Corvair Heritage Day" for sure!


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: May 15, 2017 12:03PM

Time flies.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Posted by: bertle ()
Date: May 16, 2017 02:21AM

I was born on May 14 but not until 5 years later in '74, must be fate I got into corvairs!

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 16, 2017 05:47AM

Happy Birthday, Bertle!

-Mark

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 16, 2017 08:37AM

I remember the day... (feeling pretty old; how time flies indeed)

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: May 16, 2017 09:25PM

48 years ago "I" got married!!! smileys with beer

Seems like yesterday! grinning smiley

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Posted by: j3m ()
Date: May 17, 2017 09:08AM

Seems like yesterday but it was long ago.
The CORVAIR's lasting legacy is that all automobiles were greatly improved because of Federal legislation and mandates that the Corvair itself directly inspired. Naders Raiders sung a more popular chart topping tune than Mark Lindsay's Raiders did about the rear engined aircooled Chevy. By the May 1969 end of production, there was almost nobody who wanted to buy a new Corvair.
Dealers had a difficult time selling them.

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Re: 48 Years ago...
Posted by: Early Guy ()
Date: June 25, 2017 04:48PM

sorry this is so late but on May 14 1969 I was driving home from work listening to the AM radio in my 5 month old 69 Monza and heard the news that the last Corvair had just rolled off the line at Willow Run.I'll never forget that moment.


Ray Johnson Villa Park IL 63 Spyder Conv. 140 EFI

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