10k: Turbo 4-Speed: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Convertible

The second generation Chevrolet Corvair continues to be a favorite topic of discussion around the water cooler at DT HQ.  (Actually, this isn’t true, because even if there was a DT HQ, we’d be drinking beer, whiskey, or tap water).  Prices for the ‘Vair continue to be great for the buyer when you consider the general appreciation of all things 60’s, particularly sporty models with manual transmission.  Find this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Convertible here on eBay currently bidding for $8,600 with a few hours to go, located in Greenville, SC.

The Corvair’s mechanically simplicity makes them nearly bullet proof.  No
need for any ride-along mechanic and an Italian-English, English-Italian
app for your phone should you decide to pursue a project or one equipped with what was extremely advanced technology in 1965 – the turbocharger.

The 2.7 liter flat-6 out back is boosted to 180 horsepower with a single non-intercooled turbocharger that does a decent job of making the most of available oxygen.  Power is routed to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual gearbox — no stick beam axle here, fully independent suspension lives at both ends.

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