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1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbocharged convertible

Convertible BODY TYPE
164 cu in turbocharged flat six ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Description:

1965 Corvair CorsaRare 180-hp turbocharged 4-speed convertbile 1 of 3,000 builtCar starts, runs and drives very well. Turbo fully operational. When the in-dash manifold gauge reads postive, the car pulls foward smoothly like two extra cylinders kicked in.No need to sync 4 carbs (on the std. Corsa 140 engine) The turbo has one sidedraft carb yet has 40 additional hp.This is the ultimate Corvair. It's also the most desirable, especially in this classic color combination.Original 1965 bill of sale - per Fisher Body trim plate - Factory turbo, ermine white exterior - red interior and factory options listed below.
Factory options4-speed transmissionpadded dashdeluxe retractable front seat beltsdeluxe rear seat beltstinted windsheildAM pushbutton radiorear-mounted antennacomfort conv. group- day/night mirror, 2-speed wipers/washersspare tire lock (nos)door edge guards (nos)floor mats (nos)
Accessories'64-'66 13" Wire Wheel Covers w/ Bowtie spinnersRt. hand bowtie mirrorTurbocharged 180 front license plate
Ground-up restoration five years ago - California car bought from a California Classic car dealer (car was on consignment from the owner's widow).
Chrome bumpers, door handles, mirrors and wiper blades are flawless and look new, convertible top looks new, interior including dash pad and steering wheel look new, engine / engine compartment looks new, rubber seals & weatherstipping look new. undercarriage was part of the ground-up resto - looks pristine and rust-free. 185/80R13 wsw radial tires are in good condition (new matching spare).Car is close to concours condition - three barely noticable minor defects in the ermine white show-quality paint finish (the judges didn't notice in 4 out of 4 first in-class shows in 2019) clock / radio are not working.
Additional done in 2019Carb rebuilt by the dealer ($400.+ invoice)new AC/Delco fuel pumpnew AC/Delco battery with new repro battery cablesnew top boot w/ repro storage bagnew repro T3 headlampsGM nos '64-'66 13" wire wheel covers w/ spinners (were never out of GM boxes $1200.)also included, factory (std) set of '65 Corsa wheel covers w/ nos Corsa centers.GM nos '65 rocker moldings (impossible to find-$500.)GM nos door edge guards,GM nos Corsa, turbo emblemsGM nos chrome turbo tailpipeGM nos chrome rear grillsnos wiper blade refills,Briggs and Stratton/GM nos nickel-plated keys. (two sets - one w/plugs out)Correct decals in engine compartment and in glove compartment
Extra parts:new AC/Delco fuel pumpnew GM repro fan beltnew GM repro coilDelco nos wire setDelco nos spiral shocks (1 pr.)AC nos (white) oil filterAC nos (black) turbo fuel filter
also included:indoor custom-fit car coverowners manual, shop manuals, assembly manual, other Corvair books
Four "Long Island Cars" shows entered in 2019 - Four first in-class trophies. The car has been entered in the 2020 Hemmings Concours d Elegance by invitationOnly a few 1965-66 Corvair turbo convertibles have been offered and sold at Mecum auctions and Barratt-Jackson (out of hundreds of Corvairs offered) with huge buyer fees paid. Concours turbo convertibles cars have sold for over $40k. Unrestored turbo convertbles have sold in the mid twenties. Don't message me with an offer. Instead, buy an unrestored turbo convertible for $25k (see below) then try to get it to look like this one for $35k total.

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa2dr Convertible 6-cyl. 164cid/180hp Turbo
Hagerty Valuation Current Values (Jan. 2020)
  • #1 Concours$37,100Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."
  • #2 Excellent$22,800
  • #3 Good$14,300
  • #4 Fair$7,700
1965 Chevrolet Corvair CorsaConvertibleSale Price:$28,600 (USD)

Includes buyer's premium

Date:5/18/2018Event:Mecum AuctionsLot Number:F59ADD TO VEHICLE REPORTVehicle Details
  • Chassis/VIN:107675w145151
  • Odometer:86233 m
  • Engine Type:H6
  • Engine Displacement:164cc
  • Horsepower:180
  • Engine Induction:Turbo
  • Drive Type:LHD
  • Sales Region:North America

Rating:Condition 2-

Commentary:Sold new in California. Single repaint. Unrestored but maintained underneath. Engine bay is clean and gotten significant work but not fully restored. Heard it run, and it sounds healthy. Badges aren't quite flush with the body. Good older paint and chrome other than a crack on the left rear fender. Clean, straight top but the rear window is pretty cloudy. Lightly worn but good replacement seat upholstery. Sound original dash. A neat, honest little Corvair in just about the most desirable configuration. Quite good by the standards of these cars, but not really much better than driver quality.


Notes:Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, factory radio, Protect-O-Plate.

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa
Convertible H6 164/180 TSale Price:$33,000 (USD)

Includes buyer's premium

Date:8/18/2016Event:Russo and SteeleLot Number:F432ADD TO VEHICLE REPORTVehicle Details
  • Chassis/VIN:107675L110381
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Maroon
  • Engine Type:H6
  • Engine Displacement:164cid
  • Horsepower:180
  • Engine Induction:T
  • Transmission Speeds:4
  • Transmission Type:Standard
  • Drive Type:LHD
  • Sales Region:North America
    • 1965 Chevrolet Corvair MonzaConvertibleSale Price:$42,900 (USD)

      Includes buyer's premium

      Date:1/6/2017Event:Mecum AuctionsLot Number:T94.1ADD TO VEHICLE REPORTVehicle Details
      • Engine Type:H6
      • Engine Displacement:164cid
      • Horsepower:95
      • Engine Induction:2x1 bbl
      • Sales Region:North America


Item location:Middle Island, New York, United States
Interior color:Red
Engine:164 cu in turbocharged flat six
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clean