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Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: May 17, 2017 07:05AM

Anyone have any Corvair ownership coincidences that concern your Corvair? Mine is that my 1965 Corsa is a two owner car and both owners are named Edward.

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 17, 2017 07:43AM

Between my wife and I, we've had Corvairs hit by a train, airplane, and (falling) tree. Still waiting for a boat collision.

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
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: May 17, 2017 07:47AM

cnicol Wrote:
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> Between my wife and I, we've had Corvairs hit by a
> train, airplane, and (falling) tree. Still waiting
> for a boat collision.

I'd stay off a ferry. grinning smiley

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: May 17, 2017 07:47AM

I don't know if it's a coincidence, but I stumbled across my first driver Corvair at a the car show my Alma Mater (McPherson College) puts on each year. I sold it as a student six years ago and it went out of town, now a current student owns it on campus.

I was amazing to have crossed paths with the car again.

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

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: May 17, 2017 07:58AM

I built a 140 engine for a car in high school when I was 12, got hit by a drunk driver when I was 17 and totaled the car, Dad sold the drive train to a guy, about 10 years ago I found a Corsa in a field about a mile away from my house, found the owner, he told me the story of my dad putting the engine in his car, sure enough it was the one I built at 12, still running, I bought the car.





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)




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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: May 17, 2017 08:42AM

cnicol Wrote:
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> Between my wife and I, we've had Corvairs hit by a
> train, airplane, and (falling) tree. Still waiting
> for a boat collision.
Bring it over I have a boat, be glad to run into it for you.

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Date: May 17, 2017 09:00AM

Good news is - Craig already has a boat!

Wait for it.....


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 17, 2017 09:14AM

I tend to own cars for many years, and they seem to run in threes.

I bought my first Corvair, and it was destroyed in a roll-over accident. My second Corvair I sold, and I still have my third, bought in '71.

I bought my first Suburban and it was stolen. I bought my second Sub and traded it in. And I owned my third for 32 years.

I bought my first Fiero and traded it in. I bought my second and it was destroyed in a roll-over accident. And I owned my third for 18 years.

-Mark

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: May 17, 2017 12:19PM

67 airvair Wrote:
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> I bought my first Corvair, and it was destroyed in
> a roll-over accident.
>

>
> I bought my second and it was destroyed in a roll-over accident.
>
> -Mark


What's up with you and roll overs?

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

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: 1965Monza ()
Date: May 17, 2017 12:24PM

The PO of my Corvair was in the Navy on the same Base as me NAS Key West in 1982-3.

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: zachness ()
Date: May 17, 2017 12:33PM

I've owned three Corvairs, at various times in my life, and they were all originally Artesian Turquoise

Detroit, Michigan
former Corvairs:
1964 500 2dr (my first car, i bought it for $1!!!)
1965 Corsa turbo vert
presently:
65 Monza 4 door 110/PG
2006 Ford Freestar

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 17, 2017 12:38PM

Kyle, the Corvair hit a HUGE ditch after I lost it going too fast around a corner. I was just 18 at the time, so what do you expect? (The whole top fit into the ditch, diagonally, with the "A" pillar resting on the shoulder of the road and the rear deck on the embankment. It was a 4 door, no less.)

The second was the result of a deer and some black ice. Again, a ditch flipped the car as I hit it broadside on. Damn deer need to be shot!angry smiley

-Mark

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 17, 2017 12:43PM

BTW, the point of my original post is that of the first two, one meets with disaster, and the other is sold or traded in. The third I tend to keep.

-Mark

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 17, 2017 01:12PM

I had a 64 and 65 Corvette at the same time a while back.

The 64 started out black, then was orange, then finally metallic blue.
The 65 started out metallic blue, then was orange, then black.

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
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: May 17, 2017 01:19PM

Best I can do is....it drips oil.

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe (under Construction) Getting close.

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: May 17, 2017 01:59PM

I have never had 1 corvair.





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)




Sign my guest book!
[motoheadmall.com]
-----------------------------------
Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: May 17, 2017 04:54PM

davemotohead Wrote:
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> I have never had 1 corvair.


So they are the Lay's potato chips of cars! Betcha can't have just one!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/17/2017 04:55PM by MoxyRamone.

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 17, 2017 05:28PM

I am working the engines of all 3 Vairs . Coincidence?

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: May 17, 2017 05:52PM

I was a car-crazy kid when the '65 Corvair came out. I dreamed that my parents would buy one, but in my heart I knew that a new car was out of their financial reach. Exactly one year later my parents won a new '66 Corvair in a church raffle.

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Re: Any Corvair ownership coincidenses?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 17, 2017 09:03PM

This is a random shot my wife took of the Galli family sport sedan that I would buy two years later.

She is under orders to photograph and leave a note on all unknown Corvairs she sees while out and about.

Speaking of random Corvairs I saw an early coupe drive by Pioneer Mining Supply in Auburn last week...anybody?

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