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Cars > Challenges > “Dora the Explorer” Vs “Sir Isaac”

 

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ladidragon18

F–29
New Albany, Indiana
United States

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1997 Ford Explorer XLT

“Dora the Explorer”

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Sport Sedan

“Sir Isaac”

 
Photo of: 1997 Ford Explorer
Photo of: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
 

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About “Dora the Explorer”

We just bought this car a couple of months ago after having been without a car for over a year when our very used 1995 Lumina died. With two young kids, it sure comes in handy to have wheels! Our neighbor was selling this SUV, and since we had just gotten our tax check, we could afford it. Our 3 year old daughter named her.

That's not our actual license plate in the picture - it's just me playing around!

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 “Dora the Explorer”

No specifications listed.

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 “Dora the Explorer”

No factory options listed.

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 “Dora the Explorer”

No modifications listed.

Mods for “Sir Isaac”

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

 

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Dora The Explorer
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