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Cars > Challenges > “Peter Pan” Vs “The Corsa”

 

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Tinkerbell

F–29
Paoli, Pennsylvania
United States

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corsa

M
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

 

2008 Mazda MX-5

“Peter Pan”

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Convertible

“The Corsa”

 
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Photo of: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
 

Head to Head

 

About “Peter Pan”

This car is my favorite playtoy! Peter Pan takes Tinkerbell wherever she wants to go. On sunny summer days, he helps me with my suntan, and we turn heads wherever we go.

About “The Corsa”

I bought this car the week after I graduated from high
school. The owner was selling four corvairs, including
two '65 Corsa turbos, a '62 convertible, and, the one I
SHOULD have bought, a '69 140/4 convertible. (Man,
I really wish I knew what happened to the '69.)

When I bought this car, the turbo was seized up. I ended up
driving this car for the first few years I was in college,
and never had the money to get the turbo working.

After driving it for a few years, I bought a Toyota Supra
for my daily driver, and my brother started driving this
Corvair while he was restoring his 1973 Opel GT. At
some point, he and his friend managed to throw a
fanbelt and continued to drive the car, resulting in
a dropped valve seat,. The car was parked for several
years until I finally purchased a used turbo motor in
Texas and put it in the Vair.

Now, it is sitting in my garage, waiting for restoration to begin. I will be returning it to its factory original color of Madeira Maroon, which will look great with the white and black interior, and the white top.

 

Specs for “Peter Pan”

No specifications listed.

Specs for “The Corsa”

164 c.i. air-cooled flat 6
Factory turbocharged
180 hp
265 lb-ft torque
4-speed manual transmission
3.55:1 rear end

 

Factory Options for “Peter Pan”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “The Corsa”

L87 turbocharged 180 hp engine
4-speed manual transmission
Two-speed wipers with washer
Day/night mirror
Wire wheel covers with three-prong spinners

 

Mods for “Peter Pan”

No modifications listed.

Mods for “The Corsa”

Engine:
Bored .030 over
Forged competition pistons
Competition flywheel
Oversized oil pump
Electronic ignition
Finned aluminum oil pan

Suspension:
Lowered
Heavy duty springs, 1 coil cut in front
Adjustable gas shocks

Other:
Alpine pull-out stereo

 

Photo Albums

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Cover photo of Eric's Vair album
Eric's Vair
Photos: 10
 

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Points for Peter Pan Total Votes Points for The Corsa
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