Cash Is King: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo

DT’s own Hunsbloger found this Corvair on his hourly search for ‘Vairy good deals, but this might just be a deal that is too good to be true.  If you are going to get a Corvair, the 2nd generation Corsa Turbo hardtop is the one to get, so finding one for a significant discount off the going rate (even if it needs paint) means you should tread lightly and see this one in the flesh before handing over any cash.  Find this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo offered for $5,500 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.

I’m normally a strong subscriber to the theory that if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t…however, perhaps what we have here is a car that needs a paint job and a seller who is either a few years behind on current pricing or wants a quick/easy sale.

Out back is the 2.7 liter flat-6 that powered all Corvairs, but this one is factory boosted to make 180 horsepower and mated to a 3-speed or 4-speed manual gearbox.

The interior looks okay for the asking price, but when you do paint you’ll need to replace all the weather striping and rubber parts — but just remove the old crusty stuff before you send it to paint and replace them with new stuff when you get it home.

See another classic turbo ‘Vair for cheap?