1965 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible
The first Corvair concept vehicle debuted at the 1954 General
Motors Autorama, six years prior to its official 1960 model year
release. Corvair is the 1st and only mass-produced American vehicle
offering an air-cooled rear engine design, unibody construction,
factory turbocharging, and 4-wheel independent suspension.
For consignment this engineering marvel was for 1965 called by Car
and Driver "...undoubtedly the sexiest-looking American car of the
new crop and possibly one of the most handsome cars in the world."
Almost 2 million Corvairs were made during their 1960-69 run. This
consignment has decent paint, some recent bodywork with spray
primer, and newer white canvas convertible top with a clear plastic
window on the back. The interior is original and will need a good
The Burgundy paint in fair condition has lost some of its shine and
has some dings and chips throughout. Some rust repairs have been
performed and are now sprayed with red primer. A nice white top has
recently been installed and works perfectly. Chrome trim and brite
work suffers just a bit from some slight denting, although remains
mostly shiny. All badging is all there. 14-inch wheels and black
wall rubber is on all 4 corners and capped with standard Corvair
Black vinyl buckets in front and a rear bench sporting the same
pattern as the front buckets, make up the passenger seating. Seats
are dusty and show some wear, but there are no rips or tears. The
original unrestored dash is up front and shows some fading and
chipping of the dash paint with some stickers affixed. The factory
radio is still installed into a black center panel, along with the
ashtray and lighter. Noted on the rear driver's side panel the
actual panel and armrest and crank are missing.
To the back of the car we go and see a 164ci 6-cylinder engine with
dual 1-barrel carburetors attached. A 2-speed Powerglide automatic
is the transmission.
Areas of surface rust, some heavy on the suspension parts are seen.
A repaired area is noted on both sides around the door panel on the
frame. Some rust is also noted on the passenger's rocker. All other
panels remain structurally strong. Drum brakes are all around.
This car does crank but we could not get it to run.
Offered a project 1965 Corvair, that is all there it just needs
some TLC and you will have a classic that you can turn into your
L-Los Angeles Assy Plant
109664-Sequential Unit Number
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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