Mid Engine Crown Conversion: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair V8

The new C8 generation Chevrolet Corvette is considered by mainstream automotive news outlets as the first American sports car to go mid-engine (sorry, the Fiero doesn’t count), but if you ask me…it was the Corvair. I know that the Corvair was rear-engine when it left the factory, but the number converted to mid-engine is enough to probably qualify it as a factory offering. Today’s example is cheap and ready for a new owner. Find this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair V8 offered for $7000 near Reno, NV via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1965 Chevy Corvair
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: white
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe


I’m selling my 1965 Corvair Crown conversion I bought it 7 years ago as it was on my bucket list . I’ve had a lot of fun and it is time to move on. I built one of these in 1975 and found this one in Oregon in 2013. The wife says this has to go to start my next project. It has a Chevy 350 in the back seat and is a fun car to drive, the 350 is stock and has a lot of potential to be more. Google corvair crown conversion to see what people are doing with this conversion. It’s not your daily driver but on the right day its a lot of fun to drive, great to take to car shows, not to many other corvairs with this conversion. Hot Rod, Project Car, Classic Car, Nova, Chevrolet, Ford, Jeep.

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