Today’s car is a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa 2 door hardtop and it is owned by Doug Ward. I saw this car at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA. The show was sponsored by The South Bay Corsa. This Corvair Cruise-In is applied named Ageless to Anarchy! You are going to be looking at the Ageless side of the show today. It is finished in Tuxedo Black with a black interior and a wood grained dashboard. It is powered by a 140 hp, 164 cu in, 2.7 liter, air-cooled flat 6 cylinder with 4 Rochester single barreled carburetors. It in the process of being modified to the 180 hp version and has the turbo charger with a “E” compressor already in place. It is mated to 4-speed synchronous manual transmission with 3.55:1 rear axle ratio. Helping slow this baby down are drum brakes, It has 4 – wheel independent suspension with upper and lower a-arms with coil springs and in the rear are trailing arms with coil springs. I really liked the wheels on this car, but could not find any information on them. The only wheels that I remember that were like them were Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 rally wheels.
The MSRP for this car was $2465.00. The total production of Corvairs for 1965 was 237,056 with 28,644 of them being Corsa’s of which 20,291 were 2 door hardtops. The published top speed was 109 mph with a 0 – 60 time of 10.1 seconds. This is a really clean car that will do well and get plenty of attention where ever it is displayed. Thanks for riding along. Frank