Monday, August 26, 2019

Corvair Custom Thing: 1968 Centaur Sport Coupe

The world is full of odd stuff with strange names that don't make sense.  There was an Australian sports racing car called the Centaur...but this next thing ain't that.  There was also something called the Centaur GT that was built in the UK back in the 1970s...but again...this isn't it. This is something that looks like a kit car version of the Ford GT such as a Fiberfab Valkyrie...but I'm not sure what I'm looking at.  Anyway, find this 1968 Centaur Sport Coupe offered for $6,500 in Pasadena, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

VIN: DRF107986 
condition: fair 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 1206 
paint color: white 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 

type: coupe 
It is powered by a 6 cylinder Chevrolet Corvair oil cooled engine, 4 speed transmission, front disc breaks and original Corvair suspension. 
The car was built in the Bay Area between 1964-1968. The body was sculpted in fiberglass onto a Corvair subframe. This car is a prototype and not a kit car.
The Centaur was owned by Bill Harrah and was showcased in The National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
The car has been in my possession since 1989 and I have rebuilt the engine, replaced the brakes and fuel system.
I last drove it about a year ago.
Sale includes all paperwork from Harrah's, title and bill of sale.
$6,500 obo Call Darren for more info.

See a better way to drive something strange?


  1. I can't believe in over 50 years that the owner couldn't find a better place to mount the front liscence plate!

    1. When Joachim Grossman registered Porsche 917-021 for the street , that’s where he put the front plate. Louisiana “Heart of Dixie” as I recall in the road & track photo.

  2. There must be a common gene among people who get the idea to design a kit car that causes the majority of them to run out of ideas right about the time they reach the back of the car.

  3. "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit [everybody looks at her] It's the only way ... [glances at Ripley in agreement] It's the only way to be sure."

  4. Rub a dub in the Hot Tub -

    They say fiberglass resin fumes & tequila shots are a precursor to fear & loathing ..

  5. Did they really go to the moon for those hubcaps ?


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