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May 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Nice Corvair, i love these cars.
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Jul 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm
man love in it
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Apr 1, 2010 at 9:14 am
Good luck on your project. My favorite Corvair!

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1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Convertible (The Corsa)

Last updated Dec 7, 2007  

Photo of a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Convertible (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.


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

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


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

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

Alpine pull-out stereo

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