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John & Teresa Miller have a 'thing' for Corvairs.
 Welcome to the affordable vintage car. 
Almost 2 million were made, gas mileage is good.
 They drive and handle like no other vintage car: 
Unibody construction,lightweight aluminum engine. 
Many features in today's autos came from the technology
 developed in the 10 years Chevy produced Corvairs.
 The only car proven safe on US highways in a court of law.
All Electric car?  Corvair did it better than Volt 50 yrs ago.
   Links:
Electrovair II
 Jay Leno's Garage
New Rescue:  Oct 2019
   1965 Corsa Convertible  Evening Orchid, that one year color that people either love or they don't like.  Us?   We love it.  I prefer a white interior with this color, but this car is so clean and nice it would be a shame to change the interior and top just because of color preference.  
   Not much of a task to clean up..it's been in a building likely since the mid 80s.   Have started it on a gas can so we know it does run.   Some chores ahead getting it on the road, but what a beautiful Corvair
Look who is back in the collection?  Yes, the gorgeous 1966 Corsa convertible that we restored in February 2014 has found its way home. 
Delighted to have it back.
In fact, so delighted that we put the drive train that we built for the red 66 Corsa convertible in this car.  Fully rebuilt 4 speed transmission and 355 differential, it has lots of get up and go.  30 over, 270 cam, everything is new.  Tom Knoblauch heads insure that it breathes well and a dropped valve seat is not in the car's future.  On the maiden trips, it's getting between 19 and 20 mpg in the hills and twisty roads of MO and AR.
Check the car's page to the left to see some of the car's history 
Birmingham is the former home for this 1966 Corsa.  140hp 4 speed, power top.  It hadn't been on the road for 12 or more years, the previous owner had it for 25.  Originally black, it's made the transformation to red with a lot of the previous makeover removed and done right! 
There's a beefed up 140hp engine waiting to go in, and the transmission and differential will be rebuilt when the swap takes place.  Till then, it runs and drives ok!   We selected a black deluxe cloth top and are delighted with how it's turned out.  Can't wait to make this one a "no worry" driver like the 63 white rampside truck!
New Rescue October 2019
1967 Monza convertible.  Power top, 110hp powerglide automatic
A sweet car from the moment it was encouraged to start, it fired right up
Some work to do before it's ready to hit the roads, but we're not looking at major work or a full makeover here.  Great looking, a 10 footer.
Sports the original color combination of black and gold with a black top that looks like it had never been put down before.   The boot is a little toasty, but it fits nice.   The interior has had some patching.
It'll have some new seat covers and carpet sometime in the future. 
In the meantime, it'll be a nice one to cruise in
1964 Monza Convertible A clean, sharp convertible.  A Paxton Supercharger lies under the deck lid of this snappy little cruiser.  Done right, the previous owner had a hot rod shop put in an NOS Paxton that had been sent back to the company and had updated internals.
The right combination for this old school, period correct engine, it now runs out just as it should.  Some tinkering was required and we're happy to say it's ready, as we have put it up for sale.  Too many convertibles.  John has had his fun driving it, learning more about them. 
thanks to Tom Keosababian for his assistance learning more about the Paxton Superchargers
1967 Monza 110hp power glide automatic.   This Marina blue coupe came to us from Omaha NE with 27K miles on it in December of 2012.  2018, we turned 38K miles and it's still a joy to drive.   John has changed items only when absolutely necessary.  Amazing, the car still had the original exhaust, including the muffler which we  just changed in 2018!

This is our "retirement" Corvair.  When we're too old to drive all the others, this is the one we'll take out cruising... 
1962 Monza wagon  84hp power glide automatic.
ONLY 2362 were produced for the first half of 1962, Chevy discontinued the Corvair wagon half way through the year.  
Originally had the cloth bench seat, we replaced it with
 bucket seats.  The black 1962 reproduction vinyl from 
Clark's Corvairs is highlighted with stainless buttons.  
We're very pleased with the outcome.
 Heated seats, new stereo and the new wheels & tires, this baby IS on the road after more than 20 years in storage. 

1960 Monza sedan 80 hp power glide automatic. Basically the car from the first year brochure.  This is a nice older restoration. 
The previous owner loved using NOS parts and it shows.  Down to the reproduction bias ply tires and original style roof rack. The engine was rebuilt, has about 3000 miles, purrs like a kitten.
2019 may see this one going into the Corvair Museum in Decatur, IL
   
1963 Rampside truck 80hp, 3 speed stick
March of 2019 had us on the road to pick up a rampside that we first saw on our honeymoon trip in 2012.  We'll shorten the story by saying
that we reconnected with the owner and decided it was time to
bring this one home.  September of 2019, John has it up and running, short trips so far.  More tinkering and all new brakes are on the "do" list for this handsome truck.  Plans are to put a 95hp powerglide in it for a time.  Ultimately, rebuild one of these FC engines, and have one of our trucks as an automatic.  It's in good enough condition not to worry about getting it restored right away.  Plans are to drive it as is, for now.
1963 Rampside 80hp 3 speed 
Originally a line truck for Phillips 66 in Oklahoma. 
The body was in better shape than most and the drive
train is the original 80hp 3 speed.  Runs and drives well. 
A deluxe truck, it was ordered with painted bumpers.

John felt this truck should return to the original configuration per the data tag.  Where we appreciate all restorations, sometimes it's appropriate to put the truck back to the colors it was 'born' with. 
1966 Monza 4 door hard top  110hp powerglide automatic.
It has been nice to get a car we haven't had to do a full restoration .
  The paint and trim are beautiful on this one, new interior, too
The only 4 door hard top compact car made by anyone in the US,
it was sold as an SS, or Sport Sedan.  They were made from 1965-67.
Oh, we've been here before!  A true rescue, the 1961 Rampside truck has changed hands a few times without anyone reviving it.   Well, the buck stops here...or at least the rescue STARTS here!  We've been asked if we "flip" Corvairs.  No, not in the classic definition of the word.  We don't buy them with the sale in mind.  We get them because we LIKE the process and can see ourselves keeping each and every one.   Well, until the barn is bursting and John gets the urge to save another one. 
Then, reluctantly, we'll sell...or it's more like an adoption!  :-) 
1966 500  95hp power glide 
 Nice paint job, it'll make a great driver or 
project car...an engine switch is in its future.


NOT a corvair, we know.  The 1975 GMC Eleganza II motorhome will become our home away from home, our Corvair transport vehicle and fits right into our 'groove' for classic vehicles.   A direct descendant of the Corvair Ultra Van, the GMC sports a lot more power, a lot more space and there is a dynamic 'cult' following.   GMCMI is an international organization so dedicated that they Rally twice a year.  Built from 1973 to 1978, we're excited to have the coach in the collection.    
1963 coupe AKA "Rusty"
In the category YARD ART, it's here
for the enjoyment of the tourists and locals. 
It is amazing how many times this car has been
photographed in the past four years! 
We don't leave our good Corvairs outside, so it's fun to have
one that is available for those tourist "kodak moments"
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