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#1 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 04:42 PM

Hi I am not sure if we have any members in New York. It is a bit of a long shot but I have my eye on a Corvair on Staten Island that I am pretty close to a deal on but if anyone is in the area who could cast an eye over it for me in exchange for beer vouchers that would be great.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 04:45 PM

Eagerly awaiting colleckshun fred...

 

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

I know it's not a coupe, but it's much nicer and unless the one in Noo Yoik is literally £750 then it's gonna be a hell of a lot cheaper, too.

 

Great cars, everyone should try one, but the saloons are far and away the nicest

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:39 PM

I would, but it's a bit of a trek...

 

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Unfortunately I don't think any of the Autoshite stateside massive are much closer.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:40 PM

Fuck, that road will be amazing when it's done by the look of it!
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:54 PM

I know it's not a coupe, but it's much nicer and unless the one in Noo Yoik is literally £750 then it's gonna be a hell of a lot cheaper, too.

 

Great cars, everyone should try one, but the saloons are far and away the nicest

 

 

https://www.ebay.co....zoAAOSwhgFbaC3R

Its a floppy top and pretty cheap considering it comes with all the bits to finish it. I wouldn't normally bother but it isn't far from the docks so shipping isn't that scary. at just over a grand which will still make it over a grand cheaper than that rough 4 door.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

I would, but it's a bit of a trek...

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Unfortunately I don't think any of the Autoshite stateside massive are much closer.


I did that route in reverse about 9 years ago - New York (Staten Island) to New Orleans in a Firebird i paid $400 for.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:54 PM

If you need any advice on Corvairs let me know! At one time I (or rather my company) owned 3 Saloons, 2 Coupes, a converible, a mini bus and an 8 door van. We were the UK specialists for a while, even made Classic magazine with an article entitled "Corvairs in Scotland, how the hell did that happen?".

 

Wish I had kept the 8 door van...


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

Please say you have a picture of the van

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:20 PM

Are you wanting to check what speed it’s unsafe at?
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:01 PM

Please say you have a picture of the van


And the minibus!

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:18 AM

I would, but it's a bit of a trek...

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Unfortunately I don't think any of the Autoshite stateside massive are much closer.


1267 miles from Coral Gables. A bit far...


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 05:06 AM

Lovely, I had a drive of a Corvair Monza saloon many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

NOT  AT ALL unsafe at any speed, they just could be given the right circumstances and a driver who was not aware, I.E. an American  who had never driven a Triumph Herald. Or a VW, or a Porsche etc....


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 08:23 AM

Will have a look this evening and see if I have any photos, though not really likely I am afraid.



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:36 AM

I would, but it's a bit of a trek...

 

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Unfortunately I don't think any of the Autoshite stateside massive are much closer.

 

 

Fuck, that road will be amazing when it's done by the look of it!

 

 

Looks like it's going to knock 30 miles off the trip as well , no wonder everyone flies and rents in the US , distances are crazy


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:39 AM

These are really cheap and unloved.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:25 AM

I love this one!



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:02 PM

All American cars are massive, totally unsuitable for European driving etc

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 03:12 PM

Doesn’t it look superb next to those fucking ghastly modern abortions!

In the unlikely event any of the so called ‘car stylists’ of today are on here then that is a good lesson for you. That Is what styling is!
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 01:06 AM

Doesn’t it look superb next to those fucking ghastly modern abortions!

In the unlikely event any of the so called ‘car stylists’ of today are on here then that is a good lesson for you. That Is what styling is!

 

 

If only... something... hadn't spawned a load of car safety regulations.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:23 AM

Ralf wrecked it !

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:08 AM

Just a thought: why not try and find a facebook group for a classic car community/club in the area, see if you can join and ask the question? I've found American enthusiasts very helpful when I've dealt with them in my time as a writer.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:12 AM

If only... something... hadn't spawned a load of car safety regulations.


Don’t worry about all that! When you look good it doesn’t matter!
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:30 AM

Well the seller has gone quiet on me now. He sent me his phone number then doesn't answer it or any other messages. I really should give up trying to deal with the Yanks as I have no luck at all.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:33 PM

Ok so the Corvair owner decided to ignore me so the search has moved to L A. Now this seller seems a lot more sensible unlike the car which is a '65 Thunderbird. The location is near Canoga park if that means anything to anybody. Here is the craigslist listing

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I think I have a deal lined up just need to get a confirmed shipping quote. If someone could check it out for me just to make sure the engine turns and it is all there. The seller claims to of had a bad bike crash and is unable to work on the car so can't check it although it was running when parked. Anyway have some pics from the listing.

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Again virtual or even real beer vouchers for anyone who can help me out.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:46 PM

Ooof!! Can’t help sadly but my word that is nice! Get it boughted!
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:32 PM

1888 miles compared with 1500 to NY.

Doesn't need an inspection. Just buy it. Regret is for losers.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:41 PM

Hell yes, Sequential indicators for two months lease on a new Audi......


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:45 PM

1888 miles compared with 1500 to NY.

Doesn't need an inspection. Just buy it. Regret is for losers.


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Yeah I am pretty sure I will but if there is anyone nearby that can help out it is always helpful before sending a load of cash to someone I have never met.


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