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Old 01-06-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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Saw a yellow convertible on the Interstate yesterday. Going about 50 in a 65, but it was still on the road.

Edit: About a 1/4 mile before that I saw some idiot dialing his cell and 1/2 on the shoulder. The dumbest part of it is that there was a passenger that could have dialed for him. What a moron... Going about 70 at a guess.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:54 PM
 
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Was Ralph Nader right? Is it unsafe at any speed?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Back in 1965 I bought a 64 Corvair Monza.
It was to be just to get to and from work(about 15 miles round trip).
I traded that car in 1970 for a Cadillac convertible, but before I traded it(in California,) that little Corvair went from Boston to Miami and back, twice, and from Boston to Los Angeles.
That little to and from work turned out to be one hell of a car.
Bob.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:26 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I loved the two doors from the late 60s. Very cool.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:00 AM
 
Location: WI
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I had friends "back in the day" when we all had muscle cars, and one of the guys restored a convertible corvair, turbo version (monza spyder?). That car was fun, and to be honest looked pretty damn sharp.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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I'm a big fan of Corvair with the pickup being my favorite.

Here's a 1962 model 95 Rampside that was featured on Bring a Trailer.com

Beautifully restored truck and quite a unique ride.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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I guess the later ones finally got most of the bugs worked out (like that front end that always felt as though it wanted to get airborne). But I actually met my ex-wife thru one of those things. Apparently the fan belt had just busted on hers during rush hour at an intersection near where she just got off work, and the car almost immediately caught fire. Someone called the fire department and in the ensuing mess, she also recognized me from work, so I gave her a ride home. The rest as they say was 'history' (which kinda turned out like the car... LOL)!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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I lov ethe later Corvairs. they make excellent race cars, as well.



Clean, classic styling.





A frind had one that he autocrossed that had been modified with the mid engine SBC swap kit...

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Have to say, I had forgotten how nice these can look. Very cool. I like that nifty truck thing too, don't think I've ever seen one of those except in pics, or maybe years ago without knowing what it was.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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There are lots of Vairs at local car shows. In fact there is a local club for them. Del Val Corvair club

Welcome to the Home of the DelValVairs!
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