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A Few Comments

By TomHughes

Filed under: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair (Lucy)

Since I drive my ’63 Monza nearly every day, I get lots of comments. Here’s some that I remember.

One gentlemen came up to me and the car last night as I was about to drive away from the liquor store. He told me how he’d swapped a Corvair engine into a VW. “Went like stink.”

Another time, again in a liquor store parking lot (see a pattern?), a guy came up to me and launched into a story on how his girlfriend had to have some money to file a restraining order against her previous boyfriend, so he sold his ’62 Monza and gave her the money. A couple months later, she dumped him. He's been kicking himself ever since, and that was twenty years ago. "I'm glad I rarely see these on the road," he continued, "Since every time I do, I get really mad at myself."

One more. A guy I work with keeps bothering me about driving my old car every day. “You need to park it in a garage,” he says, but I tell him I’m having too much fun.

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CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Dec 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm
I know firsthand how that can be, since I drive my '66 Monza every chance I get. I seem to get the most comments at gas stations. One guy offered to swap a roughly 1990 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in nice shape straight up for my car! Like you said, though I'm having too much fun to go for something like that. There's a guy at work that calls me the "Corvair Kid" (KID! I'm 46!)

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