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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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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.uk/itm/1962-Chevrolet-corvair-monza-project/202394098943?hash=item2f1fa0dcff:g:6zoAAOSwhgFbaC3R

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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.uk/itm/1962-Chevrolet-corvair-monza-project/202394098943?hash=item2f1fa0dcff:g:6zoAAOSwhgFbaC3R

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/1965-ford-thunderbird-coupe/6671489656.html

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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Money shot

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

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1888 miles compared with 1500 to NY.

 

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

 

 

Phil

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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