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Are Corvairs cool?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GREASER815, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. GREASER815
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 973


    Chance to pick this up cheap. What can be done to theses things to up the cool factor?



  2. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,124

    from USA

  3. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,124

    from USA

    too new for HAMB
    but the 69 4speeds were kinda fun:eek:

  4. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,868


    Are they cool? I would say no!
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  5. GREASER815
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 973


    This one is a 61, pretty clean too. Just never have seen many of the around here.
  6. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,079


    The station wagons are.
  7. Their steering boxes are, the stuff surrounding the steering box is fugly.
  8. mike in tucson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 432

    mike in tucson
    from Tucson

    Remember the covair engined T roadster that was at the Street Rod Nationals in Tulsa in the 70's? As I remember, there was a picture in a magazine of the guy in the car reaching waaaaay up at a drive thru window....the entire car must have been 26" tall.
  9. wallyringo
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 636


    I never thought so. Even if you can pick it up for cheap, why spend the money on a car your not 100% excited about, its like dating a fat chick with a pretty face.
  10. Yeah,they are cool,probably not the most Hamb friendly of cars but cool none the less.

    I know several Hambers that own Corvairs. HRP
  11. logride
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 240

    from CB IA

    In A&P school I had a instructor that had a 396 in his hooked to the stock transaxel. The front and rear fenders were shortened, It was really cool. But really the only one that I ever wanted.

    Wish I had a picture for you.
  12. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,622

    from Michigan

    Only the 4WD versions.
  13. cs39ford
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 727


    My first car was a 62 4 speed it was cool then, But I say no, They did make a kit for mid engine small block in the 70s
  14. Candy-Man
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,702


    The roof is real kool, when used to fill a Deuce....
  15. what do you think thats all that matters
  16. Russ V.
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 277

    Russ V.

    I built a front-engined V-8 Corvair convert for a guy in Texas and it turned out to be VERY quick, totally cool. Pics attached.:cool:

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  17. Way cool. Mainly because they are kinda rare now....
  18. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,188


    Yes, its cool!
  19. 4-lug wheels :eek::eek::eek::eek:... need I say more? Not cool... if factory fresh. (Man that's one big "if")

    Can it be made to be cool, sure.

    Who cares? You obviously.

    Why? It's your decision... nobody else's opinion matters.

    Therefore forget this post and all the others :cool:
  20. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 7,865

    Rusty O'Toole

    Corvairs are so far out they're in. You don't have to do anything to that one it's already black with moon discs. Don't forget your propeller beanie.
  21. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,480


    I liked the 4 speed Monza Turbo Spyder package. Yup, it was cool!
  22. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 828

    from Waco, TX

    Anything can be cool if you put the time and effort into it. Oh, and have vision and money.
  23. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,670

    41 C28

    The poor man's Porsche.

    I had one back in high school so I say yes.
  24. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,883

    from Phoenix AZ

    I have two of them and they get as much favorable attention as my Roadster. That one looks to have a nice interior and good body.
  25. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,676

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Yes cool and more on topic here than some of the shit that’s considered OnT
  26. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 1,741


    I am in Illinois and would be interested if you are not. I think they are great little cars. This one appears to be an automatic. That's a downside to me but the sheet metal and interior seem to be decent. How reasonable is reasonable???
  27. I say yes. I'd probably own one if I knew more about how to keep it running..........E

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  28. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 6,895


    Corvairs and Volkswagons dont have real engines, so NO, not cool. They are not traditional hotrods or customs either
  29. BillSchmid
    Joined: Jul 21, 2012
    Posts: 52

    from Ohio


    I think there was an optional turbocharged 'vair, but I don't know what years they would have been on.

    Unless you want to to a sbc swap, there isn't much you could really do with it hot rod wise, but it would make a cool cruiser.
  30. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,456

    from Noo Yawk

    I think they are very cool.

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