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Offline john k

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Denver Corvair
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:10:37 PM »
Waiting at a light in Denver,  best looking Corvair I've seen in a long time.  When his light turned and he came by me it sounded good. Sort of a Snarl.  How many have had Corvairs?

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Re: Denver Corvair
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 01:14:28 PM »
My dad owned one in the very early 60's. It was his idea of the mid-life crisis car at the time.

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Re: Denver Corvair
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 02:50:04 PM »
My dad owned two, the first an early series more door that was teal green with matching interior. I forget why he sold that one. Later he bought a 2 door 1968 that was navy blue with a black interior. Pop added AC to it and drove it to/from work for years. It was my little sis's first car in HS in the 1980's.

I will give the old man one thing, he knew how to make them stop leaking oil which they were all prone to. He farmed out the multi carb work though. Pop finally sold it after he retired for $800 as I recall. By then the front fenders were getting ate up with cancer but the rest of it was still sweet enough. I sometimes wish I had it honestly.

Corvair's were like a tank in the snow, seriously. We lived on a nasty hill that in bad winters few folks could make it up that hill. More than once on a school snow day I would watch the old man come plowing up that hill just like it was dry in his little Corvair. The only other vehicle I saw make it up the hill that day was a Jeep....
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Re: Denver Corvair
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 03:19:13 PM »
I had two or four of them over the years. Dang people kept offering me profits to sell them. Hard to turn down more then doubling your money.
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Re: Denver Corvair
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 09:18:05 PM »
My dad owned one in the very early 60's. It was his idea of the mid-life crisis car at the time.
Mine also. A little later and for the same reason and a spider no less.

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Re: Denver Corvair
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 05:38:46 PM »
John, that corvair has a nice stance.  I like it.  My neighbor growing up had 2.  And early 4 door and later model 2 door.  Cool cars.
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Re: Denver Corvair
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 02:09:53 AM »
My mother had one when I was little.  I don't remember it but I've seen it in pictures.  She had a Nash Metropolitan too that she loved.  She had a thing for quirky cars because she also owned a VW Karmen Ghia.
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Re: Denver Corvair
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 09:43:26 PM »
I used to drive a '63 coupe. It was actually my first wife's, but once my son was born she drove the a wagon. She had it when we met, and I fell in love with it. Great engine. She kept in the divorce, but I have always thought about picking another one up.
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Re: Denver Corvair
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