1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa

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L.A. builtCorsa, SW only car with 6,000 miles on full restoration, 700 miles on completeengine rebuild and 150 miles on turbo rebuild.

Engine:Original block and std/std nitrated crank, 1960 spun cast full finned cylindersbore to std L/M spec. Balanced rotating assembly, ported 62 turbo heads with140 exhaust stacks, Isky springs, stainless steel valves, three angle valvejob, Sealed Power forged pistons, Hastings moly rings, Federal Mogul mains androds, OTTO TB-30 cam with failsafe gear, dimpled lifters and Smith Bros. pushrods, new oil pump, welded crank gear, finned valve covers and oil pan, Eflow/B flow turbo, Weber 45 DCOE with mechanical primary/adjustable vacuumsecondary, rebuilt distributor locked to zero degrees advanced, Pertronix one,CB Performance Black Box timing control, Silicone Wire Systems 8 mm plug wires,Yenko windage tray, Under Ground Corvair idler pulley, 65 amp alternator, Tialwastegate, Rodger Parent linkage, bolted flywheel and new clutch disc/ throwout bearing, new exhaust and 140 exhaust logs, Paul Keller rebuilt transmissionand differential with 3.55 ratio.

Chassis:Poly upper and lower A frame bushings, nylon sway bar bushings and pitman armbushing, NOS MOOG upper and lower ball joints, not the Chinese garbage, MOOGidler arm, MOOG poly brake reaction bushings, new gas tank and sender,Scarebird disc brake set up with S10 calibers, rotors and a dual mastercylinder, four new brake hoses, all new wheel bearings and seals, powder coatedsuspension components, new Airtex electric fuel pump, rebuilt shifter shaft andnylon lined shifter coupler, adjustable proportioning valve, Rodger Parenttunnel and throttle pivots, poly horse collar and transmission mounts, C4 Vettelinks, aluminum trailing arm bushings, Crown rear sway bar and lower bracket,New brake drums, spring kits, wheel cylinders and shoes, new u-joints, ClarksHD springs, KYB high pressure shocks, battery and spare located to the trunk.

Interior:Dyno Mat floor, firewall, and roof, new carpet, headliner, visors, AcuraIntegra seats, AutoCustom AM/FM MP3, Rockford/Fosgate speakers, Grant wheel,VDO Gauges, new seat belts, back seat removed, new arm rests, dome light, glovebox, new interior screw kit.

Body:Stripped to bare metal, windows, doors trunk and hood removed, removed all seamsealer and re-applied. Rust repair of lower back driver side rear quarter andlower section of trunk. Sealed with SPI epoxy primer then shot with SPIbasecoat/clearcoat.  Window regulatorsrebuilt and new window channels and rollers installed, new fuzzies, every pieceof rubber was replaced in this car, and I mean every last one! NOS taillights,rear grills, anodized taillight housings, tinted windows, re-chromed bumpers,polished headlight bezels, power antenna, new side view mirrors, new exteriorscrew kit.

 If you arelooking for a Corvair to get you through a corner at speed and pull hard out,you found fit. This setup gets boost in first gear at 2,600 RPM.  This car isn’t a Maaco paint job with aworn-out engine and tried chassis and looking for big bucks. It was a nut andbolt restoration by me with over 40 years of restoration experience. The carshows well and was featured on a poster for a worldwide promotion of a localsinging group.  I have a binder which isabout three inches thick and full of receipts to back up my claims.    I have additional photos of the restoration Ican share with you by contacting me at msl56@q.com

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
  • Engine
    6 Cylinder Turbo
  • Condition
    Very nice
  • Drivetrain
    2 wheel drive - rear
  • Suspension
    Independent front and rear
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color
  • Seat Color

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