10k: Open Top Classic: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Convertible

A Chevrolet Corvair convertible in nice condition for a reasonable price is a particularly hard feature to pass up. With ‘Vair prices headed up in the past few years, a 140/4spd/convertible with wire/spinner wheel covers in a nice color seems like a buy. Find this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Convertible here on eBay offered for $8,500 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Lead Hill, AR.

Selecting the Corsa version on a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair didn’t just add a more powerful engine with 4 single throat carbs, it also added a 140 mph speedometer with resettable trip odometer (not a common feature in 1965), a large 6,000 rpm tachometer, beefier brakes borrowed from the Chevelle, a stronger differential, and a Delcotron alternator (replacing the standard generator).

Run the vin (107675W140634) through a vin decoder and this car appears to be a true 140 hp Corsa, the 40634th Corvair built at the Willow Run factory for that year.  The quad single throat carburetor setup wasn’t as powerful as the turbocharged version, but it is probably more reliable in the long run.

The interior and exterior of this Corvair looks in decent shape for its asking price, and looks free of weather damage.  The convertible top also looks nice, but the seller’s short description includes the statement “not a show quality car” — so be sure to look closely for small defects.

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