I was tired of driving the P.O.S. Taurus that my folks gave me as a "Hand Me Down" (The dealer wouldn't give them squat for it in trade!), so I went out looking for something that fit my personality better but wouldn't drink too much gas. Turns out she looks just like a car driven by a character in one of my favorite series of mystery novels, so I named the car after her.
(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!
With a v6 and automatic, she's no speed demon, but she's sporty and comfortable. She's just hard to get in and out of gracefully when I'm wearing a dress!
164 c.i.d., horizontally opposed, air-cooled 6-cylinder engine
4-speed manual transaxle
0-60: @14 seconds
1/4 mile: @18.5 seconds
Top Speed (Rated): 105 mph
Top Speed (observed): 90 mph
Am/Fm/Cassette Stereo, Power steering, power brakes, automatic transmission, Power windows, power locks. Just about power everything but power itself!
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
Sand Beige Paint
Black Vinyl Interior
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