Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Repeat Offender: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Coupe

We first picked up on the scent of this fine example of 60's domestic engineering back in 2014 when it was offered for just shy of 15 large in Wisconsin -- but it is now halfway across the country and equally as tempting.  Find this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Coupe here on eBay with opening bid of $10,000 reserve-not-met located in Montgomery Village, MD with 5 days to go.

The Corvair was more than just another pretty face in the world of classic cars of the mid sixties -- it was an engineering coup d'├ętat, with a turbocharged aircooled engine shoved out back and independent suspension all around.

 Mounted behind the rear axle is a 2.7 liter flat-6 that is boosted with a small non-intercooled turbocharger to produce 180 horsepower (SAE gross) according to the sticker on the air snorkus.  This one is shifted with a 4-speed manual gearbox and is setup with some uuuuuge meats at all four corners.

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  1. Dang that is clean! look at that roof line and c pillar, beautiful.

  2. I want to engage in physical intimacy with that car.

  3. Here's my confessed weirdness; Look at that roof line and rear overhang again. Now, imagine taking the engine and transaxle and turning them 180-degrees to create a true mid-engined 2-seater. Look at how much rear overhang would be eliminated. (We'll deal possibly pushing the rear wheels/arches back a couple of inches and with the reverse rotation issue after the idea has sunk in.) Someone can certainly photo-shop that and post it as a comment.

    1. No, sorry. Proportions are perfect. Baby got back, as they say.

    2. And makes it a lot easier to work on as-is.

    3. What was the joke about "you're in the wrong hole"?

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    5. Soooo like this?
      [image src="[URL=http://s10.photobucket.com/user/sscott55/media/s-l1600_zps6kyvdhrz.jpg.html]" width="400px"/]

    6. third times a charm...
      [image src="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a106/sscott55/s-l1600_zps6kyvdhrz.jpg" width="400px"/]


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