volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Reader
8/17/12 1:44 p.m.

Well, too bad, I'm going to, anyway. It's a '62, it has a locked up engine, missing some parts, but the guy only wants 200 for it. I already have a '63 parts car sitting in my yard, with a GOOD engine in it. Both cars are 4 speeds.

I think it even has a "roll cage" in it. That's gotta be worth a pair of Benjamins, right?

thunderzy
thunderzy Reader
8/17/12 3:05 p.m.

NICE!!! Whats the plan?

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/17/12 4:58 p.m.

That stripe is worth $200.

ScottRA21
ScottRA21 Reader
8/17/12 6:53 p.m.

$200? CHALLENGE CORVAIR!

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku SuperDork
8/17/12 8:56 p.m.

I generally don't like the early cars, but I see potential here...

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Reader
8/18/12 6:59 a.m.

Don't really have a plan for it right now. Owner was going to scrap it, so it's saved (for now) from being squashed into a metal cube and shipped off to China to be made into iPods.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair PowerDork
8/18/12 9:37 a.m.

you should get the one in the background too. silver taillight panel, if OE, means it's a corsa and originally had either a 4-carb 140 hp engine or a 180 hp turbocharged engine.

Argo1
Argo1 Reader
8/18/12 1:26 p.m.

The very first autocross I ran in my teens I ran in my '63 Corvair Spyder coupe.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
8/18/12 3:49 p.m.

If it's a shell and not worthy of the name Corvair, drop it onto a Malibu frame.

www.v8vairs.com

Purist will cringe, but we're GRM.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Reader
8/20/12 12:05 p.m.

She's home...in all of her positive-cambered goodness:

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Reader
8/20/12 2:46 p.m.

This car has an interesting history...previous owner autocrossed it for awhile. The rear engine cover has some "lightening" done:

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Reader
8/20/12 4:12 p.m.

Turbo!

...well, at one time, perhaps.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair PowerDork
8/20/12 10:37 p.m.

here's what i can tell you:

it's an original spyder, as they're the only ones that had the single exhaust cutout in the rear valence. does it still have the dash with the round gauges?

it's got a '64-later engine, or at least it's got the cooling fan and top shroud of a '64-later engine (magnesium fan, belt guide).

good pull for $200.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Reader
8/21/12 6:37 a.m.

Unfortunately, the dash was pulled and sold before I got the car.

Since the rear engine cover was "lightened", water was able to get into the engine, so it's pretty well seized. I haven't tried to free it, but it's been sitting outside, carb-less, for many years now.

Awesome "roll bar", huh?

Not shown, but I did get a usable windshield and a fairly decent windshield seal with it.

ratghia
ratghia Reader
8/21/12 2:39 p.m.

Im pretty sure I have a bare (no gauges) em turbo dash, but I'll have to look tonight. If you want it you can have it for shipping cost.

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