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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
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!  :-) 
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.  Appears to be an original interior with not heavy wear.  The pedals and steering wheel wear are in agreement, so we're thinking it's not been over 100k.  New fuel tank & lines, new brakes, all the usual 'revival' repairs.  Without a lot of fanfare, it started and ran smoothly.  It'll get a nice workout on the local roads and then make the trip up to the body shop for some makeover "love"
 1965 Monza 140hp powerglide automatic. 
 Another very nicely optioned late model convertible. 
 Power top, wood wheel with telescoping column.   An Air Conditioned car, it has a lot of options and a lot of style
Originally black with a saddle interior, we restored it to the original configuration.   This color combination wasn't popular at that time,
 so we're pretty sure this was a special ordered car.  
Chose 16" Chrome Irocs and Monza horn buttons
complete the look, serving as the center caps.
It's had pretty much everything restored from bumper to bumper!
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! 
Changed the driver's seat back vinyl due to splitting, but the
interior is original other than that including the GM floor mats. 
It was repainted in 2013.  The original paint just didn't do the car justice. 
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. 

1965 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 speed 
A Canadian built Corsa, less than 1200 built.  One year color:  Evening Orchid and the 795 interior is a winning combination
Speaking of winning:
Convention Concours 2017: 96.33 Senior Division award!   
If we'd had time to fix the radio and driven to convention,
it would have had an even better score!
Not too bad our first time entering the event. 
The car was restored, in its original configuration,
not a created Corsa nor did it have a color change.
1964 Monza 110 3 speed
A true rescue.  The car was last licensed in 2000.
 Sold out of an abandoned property,
it hadn't run in 20 years.   We're happy to say that it's "alive"
A very quick little car, strong and quiet engine.  We jazzed it up with
some Star Wire wheels that compliment the Azure Turquoise.
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.
 It could use a little touch up on the restoration now,
but what a sweet driving, very solid car.  
1963 Greenbrier 140hp powerglide automatic
A very clean, almost rust free van, the engine and
transmission were built to work together for probably
the quickest Greenbrier we've ever driven.
We have plans for it, recovering the seats,
repainting the interior, as it's very original. 
 We'll enjoy some patina for a time, but John is in favor
of repainting it in the original Danube blue.

1963 Rampside 80hp 3 speed 
 Out of Oklahoma, the body was in better than average condition, the drive train still original and intact. A great start for a stock renovation. 

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. 
 Still some cleaning and tinkering needed to get the engine running smoothly. The wheels were blasted and painted red, and the
wide white wall tires should complete the restoration nicely!
1966 Monza 4 door hard top  110hp powerglide automatic. This car was clean and solid when it was restored by Larry & Linda.   They enjoyed the car and decided to downsize, now she's here!
Not a whole lot to say except that it has been great not to have to do a full restoration on a car!  The paint and trim are beautiful on this one.
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.
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 Monza Yard Art
Having a little fun with this 63 barn find from a neighbor. 
Floor pans are gone, engine is locked up, a long time mouse house, so we thought it would look FINE in the landscape. 
Another for the "non Corvair" category.   Then again, ours isn't a "for sale" website.  Hobby people, rescue is mostly what we do.   Find cool things and enjoy them until we're ready to let go and find something different.   Different is this 1968 Datsun pickup.   Been saying I dig these for a few years but they're usually all rusted out.  Found this one near Webb city.  It's original, runs and drives just fine.  Neither fast OR furious, we like having this little truck around.
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