Really Slick w/ Turbo 6cyl, 4 Speed Manual, Clean Inside/Out, Great Colors! Fun!
Price: - Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvair
- SubModel: Corsa
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Corsa
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 54276
- VIN: 107675W187087
- Color: Gray
- Engine size: 164 CI Turbo
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: --
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1965 Chevrolet Corvair CorsaIt's hard not to get excited about this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa. After all, you can take this vintage convertible home for less than the price of a new econobox; you can maintain it with a basic tool set; and there has been extra care to keep this quite vintage. But take some real time to dig deeper, because you're going to find everything from the factory correct colors to the sought-after turbo motor that makes this one desirable well beyond its affordability.
Corvairs have a style all their own, and these second-generation convertibles look downright great. They were ahead of their time, which means you see the future lines for icons like the Camaro in this handsome convertible. It has a well-respected body with good lines and doors that close with confidence. Glacier Grey is the factory-correct color, but you can really tell there have been some investments along the way to keep this correct color looking great in the sunshine...and really that's the point because you'll love taking this convertible out every sunny day. Like any good 1960s American, there's nice brightwork on the chrome bumpers, trim, rockers, and that sporty rear panel. Plus, the upgraded 15-inch wheels fit in with the brightwork theme, too. They are one of the few updates you'll notice on this very vintage car, and it's absolutely worth it, because it also means you get to fit better modern tires.
The black convertible roof looks quite handsome against the gray, but for true distinction, this one loves open-top motoring. The blue-gray of the interior has a positively European sense of style against the lighter gray exterior, and that really fits with the kind attitude the Corvair was putting forward. The interior has a clean and correct look everywhere from the smooth dash to the Delco AM/FM radio that's still there for display. The top-of-the-line Corsas were built to be driver's machines. That means standard bucket seats up front. Plus, the three-spoke sports steering wheel is mounted on a rare and handy telescopic steering column. Beyond that is a full gauge package with large tach. That goes particularly well with the floor shifter.
Pop the rear lid to discover one of the cleanest and correct Corvair engine bays around. There are great details everywhere, including the correct spare with jack instructions. Even the trunk up front has the correct washer refill bottle still mounted! Of course, what you'll really like is that the Corsa has the 164 cubic-inch flat-six motor with the ultra-desirable turbocharged form. It was the most powerful version, and like a Porsche, the power is better utilized because the rear-mounted motor doesn't turn a long driveshaft. Plus, by keeping the most weight over the rear wheels (engine, battery, and spare tire) it has a true traction advantage. So, maximized for utility and only weighing 2,700 pounds makes this Corvair Corsa plenty zippy. Second-gen cars like this 1965 model are extra desirable because they came upgraded with a modern alternator. Plus, the '65 models take advantage of Chevrolet's updates to make Corvairs safer and handle much better. This included revised spring rates, a fully independent rear suspension modeled after the Corvette, larger brakes, and a front anti sway bar.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a classic American drop-top with touch of European flair... all at an obtainable price. That unbeatable combo doesn't come around often. Call today!!!