The 1966 Chevrolet Corvair in range-topping Corsa trim is already a rare classic convertible, but a lot of little upgrades make it something even more unique.
Original spirit meets the custom classic culture on this Corvair. You see it immediately in the paint. The original Lemonwood was a standout color, but it's nowhere near as bold as yellow you see today. Plus, the body has been given the full custom treatment with the sporty front air dam, scoops in the rocker panels, and a full-length rear spoiler. But even with these custom touches, the original Corvair shines thought. The design was ahead of its time, which means you see the future lines for icons like the Camaro in this handsome convertible. The wraparound chrome bumpers shine nicely, and all the front-end trim is present right down to the cursive Corvair script. This dual idea of Chevy history and updated appearance comes together perfectly on the wheels, which borrow 15-inch alloys from the final generation of the S-10.
Under the newer black folding electric roof is a refreshed black interior. The bucket seats have a great pattern with ornamentation that adds a little flash to this Corvair. It coordinates nicely with the door panels and dash that are both deep and black with nice bright trim. The same goes for the Corsa-specific steering wheel. Beyond that you get a full gauge package. And the tach on that is particularly handy when combined with the four-speed shifter. If this interior seems more loaded other Corvairs you've seen, that's because this is the top-of-the-line Corsa trim. While the Corvair was a mass-market car, Chevy only produced 3,142 Corsa convertibles in '66, so this is a rare treat.
Pop the rear engine lid to find the 164 cubic-inch aluminum flat six. The Corsa trim is particularly nice here because it includes an upgrade to four single-barrel Rochester carburetors. It gives the motor a 27% power advantage over the standard Monza powerplant. Plus, by maximizing the weight over the rear wheels with the engine and battery, it has a true traction advantage. So, maximized for utility, and only weighing 2,700 pounds, this Corvair Corsa makeslike Chevy's Porsche. Later production Corvairs like this 1966 model are desirable because it takes advantage of Chevrolet's updates to make them safer, and handle much better. This included revised spring rates, a fully independent rear suspension modeled after its cousin the Corvette, larger brakes, and a front anti sway bar.
Complete with original manuals, this Corvair Corsa droptop is rare, unique, and speedy fun. So at an affordable price like this, you know it will be leaving us soon. Call now!!