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pr_capone
08-15-2011, 09:28 PM
I've put my car on craigslist and am hoping to sell it in order to purchase this beauty. Had a kid come by and look at it tonight... it may be gone as of tomorrow. If so, this is what I'm looking at.

I think the guy is mad to ask the price he is but it seems to be in excellent shape. I'm looking to pay in the $5200 range for it.

http://wichita.craigslist.org/ctd/2525530919.html

http://cimages2.carsforsale.com/333798/67DDE8AD-F37A-437E-A0D3-4F2A98E9460F_4.jpg

http://cimages2.carsforsale.com/333798/67DDE8AD-F37A-437E-A0D3-4F2A98E9460F_17.jpg

http://cimages2.carsforsale.com/333798/67DDE8AD-F37A-437E-A0D3-4F2A98E9460F_3.jpg

http://cimages2.carsforsale.com/333798/67DDE8AD-F37A-437E-A0D3-4F2A98E9460F_24.jpg

Any of you old asses have any first hand info on this car?

MIAdragon
08-15-2011, 09:29 PM
:spock:

pr_capone
08-15-2011, 09:30 PM
:spock:

You don't like it I take it?

stonedstooge
08-15-2011, 09:30 PM
I'll sell you my 78 trans am for less than half of that

pr_capone
08-15-2011, 09:31 PM
I'll sell you my 78 trans am for less than half of that

No thanks

MIAdragon
08-15-2011, 09:33 PM
No thanks

Its an interesting choice. That said the car looks very clean and is in the range those go for.

Phobia
08-15-2011, 09:33 PM
You can't get much in that thing's trunk.

MIAdragon
08-15-2011, 09:34 PM
That neg ground on the Battery looks fing scary.

CrazyPhuD
08-15-2011, 09:34 PM
Would it be wrong to put a TT LS7 in it?

MIAdragon
08-15-2011, 09:34 PM
You can't get much in that thing's trunk.

whole lotta junk huh.

Demonpenz
08-15-2011, 09:36 PM
Rob Nader know about this thread?

MIAdragon
08-15-2011, 09:37 PM
Rob Nader know about this thread?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ca/Unsafeatanyspeedcover.jpg

pr_capone
08-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Rob Nader know about this thread?

The Corvairs he was talking about were the 60-63. In 64 a spring was added to the suspension that got rid of the wheel tuck problem.

MIAdragon
08-15-2011, 09:41 PM
The Corvairs he was talking about were the 60-63. In 64 a spring was added to the suspension that got rid of the wheel tuck problem.

IIRC the 64's still had issues and that's why they went to a 4 link in 65.

pr_capone
08-15-2011, 09:43 PM
IIRC the 64's still had issues and that's why they went to a 4 link in 65.

65 was the second generation of the Monza. Yes, they did go to a 4 link in 65 but that spring supposedly "fixed" the problem.

MIAdragon
08-15-2011, 09:44 PM
65 was the second generation of the Monza. Yes, they did go to a 4 link in 65 but that spring supposedly "fixed" the problem.

good luck with that.

gblowfish
08-15-2011, 09:44 PM
I don't know about "Rob Nader," but Ralph Nader wrote about this car.

Count Alex's Losses
08-15-2011, 09:50 PM
Someone on craigslist wanted to trade me their 81 Mustang. This is the ugliest car I've ever seen. ROFL

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m363/nuke08dog/fox81/CIMG0283.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m363/nuke08dog/fox81/CIMG0279.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m363/nuke08dog/fox81/CIMG0276.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m363/nuke08dog/fox81/CIMG0278.jpg

http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m363/nuke08dog/fox81/CIMG0277.jpg

Extra Point
08-15-2011, 10:47 PM
Go to nada.com and find out what it appraises, in your locale. Regardless, if you want it so bad, you'll buy it.

Holladay
08-16-2011, 07:54 AM
Only thing I got is, my Dad took a paint brush to one of those things and painted it YELLOW. Could still see the paint brush marks on the dried paint. Then he sold it:)

luv
08-16-2011, 08:35 AM
I like it. Gonna overhaul the engine?

HemiEd
08-16-2011, 08:44 AM
I like 1st gen Corvairs, they are a lot of fun to drive. You had to be a total lame ass idiot to have problems with them. Ralph Nader should have had an aids tree rammed up his pooper.

I had a 62, as a second car, when I got out of the Navy. We were so poor, I used my lawn mower throttle cable as a choke cable in the winter (had to reach back as it was short) and would put it back on the lawn mower in the summer since the Corvair didn't need choked then.

My only real complaint with the Corvairs, much like the VW Bugs, was the heater. All that sheet metal duct work is used to pull heat off of the engine, forward into the passenger compartment. I guess this is probably common with all air cooled engines, but the 60s technology wasn't so "hot" in this area.

Carlota69
08-16-2011, 08:45 AM
Well if you cant get that, I gotta 68 El Camino for sale...His name is Swayze and hes a bad ass;-)

Rooster
08-16-2011, 08:53 AM
That thing got a Hemi??

threebag02
08-16-2011, 08:56 AM
Safest car on the road.

stevieray
08-16-2011, 08:56 AM
I like 1st gen Corvairs, they are a lot of fun to drive. You had to be a total lame ass idiot to have problems with them. Ralph Nader should have had an aids tree rammed up his pooper.

I had a 62, as a second car, when I got out of the Navy. We were so poor, I used my lawn mower throttle cable as a choke cable in the winter (had to reach back as it was short) and would put it back on the lawn mower in the summer since the Corvair didn't need choked then.

My only real complaint with the Corvairs, much like the VW Bugs, was the heater. All that sheet metal duct work is used to pull heat off of the engine, forward into the passenger compartment. I guess this is probably common with all air cooled engines, but the 60s technology wasn't so "hot" in this area.

yup, electric heater.

one drawback I see is the almost complete unavailabilty of 12/13 inch tires.

Bob Dole
08-16-2011, 09:02 AM
[QUOTE=Gif Horse;7827856]Someone on craigslist wanted to trade me their 81 Mustang. This is the ugliest car I've ever seen. ROFL

Bob Dole actually owned one of those for a year. Bought it for $500 as a second car in '87, spent some time and elbow grease and a little for some cheap new tires. Drove it daily, never even bothered to register it, and got $5k trade-in on a Celica GT.

It was a horrible excuse for a car.

HemiEd
08-16-2011, 09:17 AM
yup, electric heater.

one drawback I see is the almost complete unavailabilty of 12/13 inch tires.

Good point, I hadn't thought about that. I believe mine had 13s, and they were really cheap at the time. Maybe use trailer tires? :D
Special order from Coker tire?

Radar Chief
08-16-2011, 09:41 AM
Well if you cant get that, I gotta 68 El Camino for sale...His name is Swayze and hes a bad ass;-)

Oh really? Do tell.

Carlota69
08-16-2011, 09:45 AM
Just sayin...o:-)

Radar Chief
08-16-2011, 10:08 AM
Just sayin...o:-)

A pink Patrick Swayze? That fits.

Radar Chief
08-16-2011, 10:13 AM
Had a buddy back in high school that had a ’74 with a built 327 that was a lot of fun. Wasn’t nearly that clean though, especially after we got done with it.

Detoxing
08-16-2011, 10:19 AM
This going to be your daily driver?

ChiefButthurt
08-16-2011, 10:35 AM
:doh!: :facepalm:

boogblaster
08-16-2011, 10:38 AM
they make great 3-wheel trikes ....

Dave Lane
08-16-2011, 10:45 AM
I had a couple corvairs in my day including a corvair van with 6" of foam and carpet in it. Oh bad things happened in the back of that corvair van. It was a convertible of sorts too.

Carlota69
08-16-2011, 12:33 PM
A pink Patrick Swayze? That fits.

Pink? No not quite. Silver.
Swayze is in great/excellent condition. daily driver for sure...I have more pics and info if you are truly interested...
;)

Radar Chief
08-16-2011, 01:08 PM
Pink? No not quite. Silver.
Swayze is in great/excellent condition. daily driver for sure...I have more pics and info if you are truly interested...
;)

You knew when you posted it you’d have to talk dirty to me. ;)
So what's it got under that clean body work?

Carlota69
08-16-2011, 01:13 PM
You knew when you posted it you’d have to talk dirty to me. ;)
So what's it got under that clean body work?

I dont mind a little dirty under the hood ;p

Its got a Chevy 350 (from a 1980 truck) with only 16k on it.

Runs awesome. Quick. I thought about putting some pipes on it so it would give that rumble, but my dog had back surgery and he is more important than giving my classic car more muscle and a growl. Overall the only thing the car truly needs is a good paint job. if someone wants to show the car, then making the engine look pretty wwould also be in order, other than that, this car is ready for the road...

heres some pics...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150147815844460.335516.783229459

Radar Chief
08-16-2011, 01:26 PM
I dont mind a little dirty under the hood ;p

Its got a Chevy 350 (from a 1980 truck) with only 16k on it.

Runs awesome. Quick. I thought about putting some pipes on it so it would give that rumble, but my dog had back surgery and he is more important than giving my classic car more muscle and a growl. Overall the only thing the car truly needs is a good paint job. if someone wants to show the car, then making the engine look pretty wwould also be in order, other than that, this car is ready for the road...

Sorry to hear about your dog.
I don’t have room for another toy right now but that does sound like a fun one. Best of luck selling it. :thumb:
If you decide to keep it a pair of Flow Masters Series 40’s, or a pair of cheap chambered knock off mufflers, will give you that rumble you’re looking for.

pr_capone
08-16-2011, 01:35 PM
This going to be your daily driver?

Kind of, it will split time with my motorcycle. My motorcycle will get the majority of use.

Radar Chief
08-16-2011, 01:40 PM
heres some pics...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150147815844460.335516.783229459

Not showing them to me. “This content is currently unavailable.”

Radar Chief
08-16-2011, 01:42 PM
Kind of, it will split time with my motorcycle. My motorcycle will get the majority of use.

Eww, you sure about that? Ever driven a convertible through the winter?

pr_capone
08-16-2011, 01:42 PM
I like 1st gen Corvairs, they are a lot of fun to drive. You had to be a total lame ass idiot to have problems with them. Ralph Nader should have had an aids tree rammed up his pooper.

I had a 62, as a second car, when I got out of the Navy. We were so poor, I used my lawn mower throttle cable as a choke cable in the winter (had to reach back as it was short) and would put it back on the lawn mower in the summer since the Corvair didn't need choked then.

My only real complaint with the Corvairs, much like the VW Bugs, was the heater. All that sheet metal duct work is used to pull heat off of the engine, forward into the passenger compartment. I guess this is probably common with all air cooled engines, but the 60s technology wasn't so "hot" in this area.

Perfect! I knew someone here would know a thing or two about this car! :D

Anything to look out for? Telltale signs that I may have issues?