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http://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/1088354420.html

Checked out this listing today for my buddy Terry. Tossed some fresh gas in it and it started it right up. Ran rough for a few minutes.

All original (except for the steering wheel & rims/tires), 89K original miles, virtually no rust (except minor in the wheel wells), no bondo, original paint, front windshield a bit foggy, engine looked great (but of course in the trunk), great suspension, nice ride.

I called Terry and he's gonna go make his own judgment tomorrow AM. Honestly, I would consider it (65 Corvair Monzas are really good cars), but I've got enough projects right now.

First time I've ever driven a Corvair, and I am glad I had the opportunity at least. If it were a bit nicer I would have bought it on the spot.

Cheers, Tim
 

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That would make an awesome car with a V8.

Buy that thing and Pro-Tour it!
My brother had one in the early 80's, killer car. Cool feeling having a nice small block sitting in the back seat:yes:
 

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Oh well....

.... Terry didn't buy the Corvair .... perhaps with good reason. I thought the price was a very fair deal. It's more of a "I've got too many projects already" problem.

It's still sittin' there waiting for a good home..... I just can't get my head around the flat 6 cyl. engine. It's just too hard to change my way of thinking ... like a VW beetle. :yes:

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Corvair

Ralph Nader, made his name on this car due to issues with the rear suspension problems and you would lose control. Vaid or not it hurt the image of the car. I had a 65 and never seen any issues.

The Yenko Stinger is one of the first Don Yenko cars and a very nice car.
I would love to buy a Stinger or a Turbo car if you know of any please PM me.


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Nader was going after the early Corvairs because of the rear axle design. Supposedly the axles would tuck under during a slide sideways, causing the car to become uncontrollable and then rolling over. There were a few isolated cases where this did happen, but usually under extreme situations, ie sideways in muddy roads. The rear suspension received a leaf spring tieing the axles together in 64 and in 65 the suspension was completely redesigned, similar to a vette.

I've had close to 10 Covairs in the past, one was a 64 with coil overs. I used to push it hard through the corners especially right handers and the right front tire would occasionally come off the ground. One of the best handling cars I owned.
 
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