Sound Spyder: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder Convertible – Sold!
Nader be damned! We love Corvairs and the propensity for these cars to roll is no worse than a VW Beetle or Porsche 356. First generation turbocharged Spyders such as the example posted on Craigslist in Claymont, Delaware are a ball to drive. The current caretaker of this example is currently asking $9,000. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for this car confirms the seller has his Corvair priced $900 above the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $8,100.
We like this Corvair as 1964 was the last year for the first generation’s styling as well as its swing arm rear suspension. The only thing we would do (if it doesn’t have it already) is install an aftermarket camber compensator on the rear suspension as an extra measure of safety. Otherwise, we would enjoy this mechanically sound Corvair as is next year as we plan for a repaint over the 2020/2021 winter. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s brief description:
“1964 Corvair spyder 70 k runs excellent top good original solid car some service rust no holes or rust spots new brakes tuned turbo rebuilt car is mechanically sound ready to drive anywhere.“
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