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The cars listed here on the home page
are all the ones currently in the collection.
To the left, the last link shows the ones
that we've had the pleasure to own or find for friends.

 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?  See the link below to Electrovair II.
   Links:
Electrovair II
 Jay Leno's Garage
1961 Rampside 110hp powerglide automatic
Corvair rescue, that's what it's about. 
We don't do nearly as many or total restorations as we used to. 
However, this sad little truck has sat unfinished for so long,
it deserved a makeover and WOW did it turn out great. 
The truck sports a newly rebuilt 110hp engine to go with the late model
powerglide transmission and differential. 
 Plenty of get up and go for those scenic road trips we enjoy. 
Check to the left to see the truck's transformation!


1967 Monza 4 door hardtop    110hp powerglide automatic. 
AC, special steering wheel, am/fm radio with rear speaker, tinted windows and 28K actual miles!  We first saw this car in 2009.
It was in a collection that we've purchased several Corvairs from.  
It took several years to get the chance to buy it.  Happy that we did!
The car runs beautifully...smooth and quiet
Summer of 2022, 33K miles..we have charged the AC and it blows cold on the old original unit!  Outfitted it with some modified heads from the shop of Tom Knobloch, the car breathes and runs like a champ!
What is it?   Why is it on a Corvair page?   It's a Whale
1969 140hp powerglide, the Corvair Ultra Van is a unique beast.  

#509 is the last Ultra Van assembled to have a Corvair drive train.  
With the Corvair discontinued in 1969, the folks in Hutchison KS
would have to come up with other options to keep their unique RV
on the road. There was limited success and the Ultra Vans
stopped production in 1970. 
There are currently believed to have been 376 Ultra Vans built:

320 were equipped with Corvair engines (1-11, 201-509)
49 were equipped with 307 cid Chevy V8 engines (510-556, 558-559)
1 was equipped with a 455 cid Olds V8 engine (TU-100)
3 were equipped with 350 cid Olds V8 engines (601, 603, 604)
1 was equipped with a 1.6 liter Chevette inline-4 engine (700)
2 were unpowered (602, 605)

Weighing in at about 3500 lbs, they can get between 15-20mpg
1965 Canadian Built Evening Orchid Corsa 140hp 4 speed
We entered it in Concours and it won a senior division award at the 2016 national convention.   The car is incredibly tight and fun to drive, like riding on a rail through the Ozark hills. 
White interior is my favorite in the Evening Orchid.  
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 

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.   


1967 Monza 110hp powerglide
This beautiful car came to us in 2012 with 27k miles. 
Bought new by a lady who loved her car, she left it to a grandson
who was only 13.  Her brother kept the car until the grandson was older,
the grandson snubbed the car and put it on Craigslist.
We had it repainted in 2014.  The enamel paint had faded and
there were a few flaws that we just couldn't leave on a car this nice.
It drives as smooth and quiet as a new car.  It's seriously quick and a fun driver through the hills of Missouri and Arkansas.
   2021 has 45k actual miles
1965 Monza Sport Sedan SS. 110hp 4 speed
This 4 door hardtop is a 'rebound' car back to the collection.  A tribute car, it won't be leaving again.   February of 2012, we purchased this car from Tom Sauter of Murphy TX.  Hal Turngren of Illinois got his eye on it and HAD to have it.  When Hal passed, it went up for sale and Jami Schield of Belleville purchased it for her husband Rob as a surprise.
Rob found one of our cards in the car and called John. 
A deep friendship developed and we were heartbroken on
Labor Day 2020 when Rob was killed in an accident.  
He was a 'one of a kind' friend and will never be forgotten
    #wwrd  what would Rob do  #staglife  *Not for sale, ever
It's one of those we didn't see coming.   Scrolling through the ads, John came upon this nice 64 that was outfitted with a camper package.  The right year, the right color and wow, a camper package...we just have to have it.   Off to Texas where we used the trip to see friends and have a mini vacation, we're now deep into dismantling it and starting the restoration process.  
July 18, 2022, it goes to the body shop for a tranformation. 
September should see us with it assembled and on the road!
 Completely rebuilt drive train, 110hp engine, 4 speed transmission and 355 differential. Going with the same color as the turquoise rampside.
1963 Rampside  This sweet little truck from California VIA Arkansas is Finally getting a makeover!   July of 2022, running, driving, new paint and assembly is almost finished.
 What a transformation!   Picking out wheels, getting it buffed
and a new seat will go in very soon! 
1963 deluxe greenbrier.  Poor baby!  Locked up engine, no real history on it, it would be a full restoration.  We brought it home and the decision to restore it, partially restore, or make a double cab truck..a project Teresa has had in her sites for a while.
The dilemma.  The patina makes it a good candidate. It'd look great as a double cab, custom truck...but
The very straight and solid body, and it's a deluxe makes us hesitate.
  4 speed manual transmission, we have a selection of rebuilt engines.
most people don't want to go through the process, so sadly many of these meet the crusher.
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 8 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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