The 2nd generation Chevrolet Corvair (1965-1969) was a much improved version of the previous car — gone was the sketchy swing axle suspension, which was replaced with a fully independent rear that helped keep the rear-engine car from wandering backwards across oncoming traffic lanes when you didn’t want that. Today’s example appears to have only […]
When this next car came into the DT tips inbox, I had a sense of deja hooptie. We’ve featured this car before when it was listed on craigslist for $25k asking…but it looks nicer than in the previous photos, when it was offered in an estate sale by Halstead’s Helping Hands Estate Sales. It looks […]
In 1961 Chevrolet introduced the Corvair 95 light truck version to join the 2-door and 4-door Corvairs released in 1960. The Corvan was available as a Greenbrier Sportswagon, (essentially a panel van), Loadside (conventional rear loaded pickup) and the Rampside (uses a side door to access the lower front section of the bed). The Corvair […]
The Chrysler Sebring was the ultimate downer at the car rental parking lots through the 2010 model year when it was replaced by the equally bad but more stylish Chrysler 200. Still a miserably penalty box, but not quite as visibly repugnant. Anyway, between 1995 and 2010, when you were on the way to the rental counter you had high hopes of getting a V6 Mustang or a Crown Vic or some new car you’d never driven before. And you wished you wouldn’t get a Nissan, but you were frozen with fear if you saw a Chrysler key fob being passed over the counter. Uggg, those were horrible cars. Anyway, today’s Sebring has been covered in an early Corvair body shape that looks like it was rejected from the Gas Monkey Garage for being too shabby…but I sorta like it. Expect people to give you lots of space in the parking lot and this COVID thing lets you wear a mask so people won’t recognize you. Find this 2004 Chrysler Sebring with Corvair looks offered for $6000 CAD ($4805 USD) in Edmonton, AB, Canada via Kijiji.ca. Tip from Erik202.
The first generation Chevrolet Corvair (1960-1964) was much maligned for it’s swing axle suspension that would pogo-stick you into a spin at the first chance it could get…but the 2nd generation (1965-1969) fixed that with a fully independent rear suspension with coil springs at all four corners that would keep you right-side-up right-side-forward and alive. But this next example has a Corvette LT1 V8 sitting where an arm rest would normally go…and if that won’t kill you in a crash, the roll cage will certainly finish you off. Might as well mount a Viking helmet as an airbag in this thing…but oh man it looks like fun. Find this 1966 Chevrolet Corvair V8 offered for $8000 in Hamilton, OH via craigslist.
When somebody uses the term Mayan Magnum, I instantly picture a tall shirtless man with a thick mustache and a fancy headdress who runs security at a private ziggurat and moonlights on the side as a PI when he is not picking up on some random ladies. But he would need a car. Something not as flashy as a Ferrari 308, but perhaps a curious Corvair powered kit-car with a fiberglass body and gull-wing doors. Yes. Like this. Find this 1962 Mayan Magnum offered for $25,000 in Medford, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
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!
I know we’ve posted quite a few Corvairs recently…but this next car is just too much to ignore. At first glance it hurts the eyes brain…the proportions are…wait…where’d the doors go? Yeah. Somebody is channeling their inner Luke Duke with welded shut passenger compartment…but at least this is a convertible, so it should be easier to get in/out. Find this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Custom offered for $15,000 in Santa Clarita, CA via craigslist.
Sharp eye’d readers of our previous feature might have noticed that the crazy looking Volkswagen Concept Car wasn’t the only piece of oddball fiberglass in the dusty garage…and a quick look at the seller’s other features netted these two beauties; First is this 1970s Corvair powered Tedham Special offered for $6000 CAD ($4485 USD) and this 1970s Corvair Custom thing offered for $5000 CAD ($3738 USD), both in Bradford, Ontario, Canada sold by the Guild of Automotive Restorers. You might think this was a simple case of find the movie pics online…but no, this involved me watching an hour and 15 minutes of a campy 1986 TV show pilot turned made for TV movie called Condor that was supposedly set in Los Angeles in 1999 and features seriously cheesy acting from Ray Wise, an android named Lisa, and a serious setup of odd custom cars…including these two. You can watch the entire “movie” on Amazon prime here…but I don’t recommend it.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Did somebody say “Corvair“? Ask the internet, and you shall receive. Here is a low mileage (43,000 original miles) 1964 Chevy Corvair Monza Club Coupe in good survivor condition with the reasonable asking price of $5900. Find this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair in Magnolia, TX, […]