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Cars > Challenges > “BlackWing” Vs “Sir Isaac”

 

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M–38

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1959 Chevrolet Kingswood

“BlackWing”

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Sport Sedan

“Sir Isaac”

 
Photo of: 1959 Chevrolet Kingswood
Photo of: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
 

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About “BlackWing”

I've wanted a 1959 or 1960 Chevy for as long as I can remember. Mostly I was looking at coupes and convertibles... Then I saw this wagon on eBay a little while back and flat fell in love! It's in decent condition and drives 100%. All I need to decide now is will it be a stock restoration, a Resto-Mod, or an all-out Street Rod

About “Sir Isaac”

(I don't have this car anymore. Believe it or not, it was stolen right out of my locked garage while it was partially disassembled for restoration back in the mid 1990's. The car's picture, and those in it's album, are of a similar car sourced from the Internet.)

As a Corvair nut, it's kind of obvious that I like unusual cars. Well, this one was unusual even for a Corvair! How's this for a build sheet: The base 95 h.p. engine hooked up to the optional 4-speed transaxle, and powering the rare factory-optional air conditioning? Not only that, but it had the ultra-rare AM/FM radio too! I got a great screamin' deal on this car, and it served me very well as a nice weather car as well as taking myself and my three kids in comfort to several out-of-town Corvair Club events. It may not have been blindingly fast, but that air conditioning sure made up for a lot of that!

 

Specs for “BlackWing”

Enging: Chevy Small Block 283 V-8
Transmission: Powerglide 2-speed Automatic
Rear: Opem, unknown ratio
0-60: Fair to middlin'
1/4 Mile: Roughly 20 seconds, as timed on my wristwatch.

Specs for “Sir Isaac”

164 c.i.d., horizontally opposed, air-cooled 6-cylinder engine

95 h.p.

4-speed manual transaxle

0-60: @14 seconds

1/4 mile: @18.5 seconds

Top Speed (Rated): 105 mph

Top Speed (observed): 90 mph

 

Factory Options for “BlackWing”

Third seat, 283 V-8, Powerglide Automatic transmission, Full Wheel Covers, Luggage Rack, Grille Guard with Bumper Guards, Power Rear Window.

Factory Options for “Sir Isaac”

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

Air Conditioning (Includes Soft Ray Tinted Glass)

AM/FM Pushbutton Radio

Lighting Group (Includes Engine Compartment, Trunk, Glovebox, and Ashtray Lights)

Deluxe Seat Belts (Front)

Deluxe Seat Belts (Rear)

Full-Width Floor Mats

Bumper Guards

Sand Beige Paint

Black Vinyl Interior

 

Mods for “BlackWing”

Well, it's been repainted (badly!) from white to black...

Mods for “Sir Isaac”

Absolutely NO modifications except for modern Radial tires. It still wore it's original wheel covers

 

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Points for BlackWing Total Votes Points for Sir Isaac
21 11 34

 

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