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CorvairJim

M –51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 
 

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carnut3
Nov 19, 2011 at 12:31 am
These cars had CHARACTER!
 
 
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CorvairJim
Sep 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm
It might have been, Stripes. The friend I bought it from bought the car at an estate sale auction. It had been sitting for a couple of years previous to the sale. As I recall, you're in your early 30's, so the timeframe would be about right...
 
 
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Stripes
Sep 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm
There was an old lady ("Old" as in she had to have been at least 90!) who had a Corvair that looked just like this who had it serviced at my Dad's Exxon for years when I was a kid! We're kinda local to each other, do you think it might have been the same car?
 
 

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Challenges W: 21 L: 5

 

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Photo of a 1964 Chevrolet Corvair
Vixen

1964 Chevrolet Corvair

Owner: sastum

  • Vixen: 15 pts (loss)
  • Goldylocks: 25 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Feb 19, 2013
 
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Papa Smurph

1969 Volkswagen Beetle

Owner: Smurphette

  • Papa Smurph: 32 pts (loss)
  • Goldylocks: 33 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Nov 30, 2011
 
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Lightning

1995 Ford Thunderbird

Owner: Zanting

  • Lightning: 42 pts (loss)
  • Goldylocks: 78 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 24
  • Ended: Nov 14, 2011
 

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1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza (Goldylocks)

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Photo of a 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza (Goldylocks)

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(DISCLAIMER: The Photo above and those in the car's album ARE NOT THE ACTUAL CAR I OWNED! They are pictures I found online of a remarkably similar car - so close that I think it may be the actual car, but I have no way of knowing for sure.)

In May of 1991, my then-wife up and left with no notice, taking the kids with her. It took me a month to learn where they were, but that didn't stop her from hitting me up for money. We had already agreed that I would be attending the Corvair Society of America National Convention that year in Washington, D.C. with our oldest daughter, Becky, since it would be a good educational trip for her as well as a bonding experience for her and me. I didn't want to go there in my Beretta if I could avoid it - I'd much rather go to a Corvair Covention in a CORVAIR! A good friend of mine who had a side business buying, selling, repairing, and restoring Corvairs knew of my situation and came up with an idea: He had just bought an original 1964 Monza sedan with just 30,000 original miles. It had been in storage for a decade, so it needed a bunch of TLC to make it a reliable, drivable car. He had a correct 1964 engine in his workshop that just needed a little freshening up, but it needed brakes all around. His idea was that I would buy the car from him for all of $1(!), do the mechanical work (with his coaching and his tools at his shop, learning as I go), and fully detail he car - my forte. I would have the car titled in my name and could use it however I pleased through the summer into the fall, after which I would sell it back to him for $1. He got cheap labor and a car that was all cleaned up to sell and I got a really nice car to go to the convention with my daughter in. At the convention, the car would have placed second in it's class in the show, except that it wasn't put in the class I expected it to be in. I wanted it to be in Factory Stock Unrestored, but the car had a GM Dealer-Installed burglar alarm on it that wasn't designed specifically for the Corvair, so it was classified as 'Street Stock'. We did a bunchbetter in the moving events: Top 1/3 overall in the Road Rally (Becky's first time as a Rally navigator), second in class in the Econo-Run, and second in class in the Autocross. The Corvair Club has what it calls the "Ed Cole Award" named after GM's past president who pushed the Corvair project into production (among other things, like the Chevy small block V8, etc...) for the participant who has the highest combined score in all events. Becky, the '64 Monza sedan, and I finished 8th of 24 entries in the Cole Award competition that year - Not too shabby for a first-time participant with a first-time navigator in the Rally and Econo-Run in a $1 car!

Specs

164 C.I.D. Horizontally-Opposed Air-Cooled6-Cylinder Engine
2-Speed Powerglide Automatic Transaxle
110 Horsepower
0-60: 13 seconds
1/4 Mile: 19 Seconds
Gas Mileage in the Econo-Run: 39MPG!

Factory Options

110 Horsepower Super Turbo Air Engine
Powerglide Automatic Transaxle
AM Pushbutton Radio
Tinted Windshield
Dealer-Installed Burglar Alarm
Dealer-Installed Trailer Hitch

Mods

None whatsoever - The car was exactly as it left the showroom.

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