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'65 4 door Convertible FS 4K
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: March 08, 2018 06:14AM

Interesting east coast custom.
Jeff

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Re: '65 4 door Convertible FS 4K
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: March 08, 2018 06:26AM

That's pretty cool! Looks like the top really converts too. (not just a chop top). I really like the Cougar tail lights; not so positive on the rectangular headlights. If it's not rusted to pieces, it's pretty likeable IMHO. cool smiley

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
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Re: '65 4 door Convertible FS 4K
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: March 08, 2018 08:23AM

That one has been on here before.
I am sure someone will take the time to find and re-post it.

Quote from the ad, . . . . .
"1965 custom Chevy Covair 4 door Convertible for sale. Has a power glide transmission. It runs. Just do not have time to bring it back to its former glory. If you have any questions you can email me. $4000 or best offer."

I know we each have our own taste, but to me, "restoring to its former Glory" would mean restoring the original headlights and tail-lights!
And replacing any other custom mods, except the top for that matter.
Glory on that thing to me would be doing everything I could to make people believe that it rolled out of the factory with that convertible top.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: '65 4 door Convertible FS 4K
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: March 08, 2018 09:55AM

Agreed. Those headlights and taillights are FUGLY. The part of me that went to Car Design school would LOVE to find the guy that abused that poor car.

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Re: '65 4 door Convertible FS 4K
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: March 10, 2018 01:05PM

While I do like Cougars (and their taillighs are a big part of that affection), I have mixed feelings about their being on a Corvair. Best I can say is that there have been worse ones put on Corvairs. But as to the rest of the custom mods, I have to agree. The square headlights would have to go. Maybe some Buick Century composite units from the first front driver body? At least those headlights leaned forward and would blend into the body more smoothly. And the paint job would have to go as well.

But then too, how can you possibly improve upon the already perfect stock styling?

-Mark

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Re: '65 4 door Convertible FS 4K
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 10, 2018 06:32PM

They butchered the gas cap also. I would probably buy it if it was stock other than the top.

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