Failed Funding: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Convertible – $20,000

by | Jun 2021 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Searching through Craigslist “Classifinds” every day, we run across a number of stalled projects for a variety of reasons.  One of the more common unfortunately is learning about a restoration project starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel only to have their funding well dry up before their money pit is show ready again.  That’s the situation the seller of this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa convertible currently listed here on Craigslist in Croydon, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) finds himself in as the critical (and expensive) bodywork, pain, and mechanical rebuilds are now complete. Consequently, this is a great project car the next caretaker can take across the finish line by completing all of the interior work and convertible top replacement.

Offered at $20,000 currently, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the son has their father’s Corvair priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $15,000 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $23,900.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the asking price is nine hundred dollars more than this guide’s current #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $19,100. While some may scoff at the price for what is still an uncompleted project car, given that Corvair prices, especially those for a matching numbers, 140 horsepower, 4-speed equipped Corsa convertible, are on the rise, the next caretaker is getting a relative time and money bargain.

If you are serious about buying this classic Corvair, you can start the conversation by calling Jerry at (215) 781-5940.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw his Corvair Corsa project featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“A numbers matching Chevy Corvair Corsa 4 carb, 140 hp, 4 speed convertible for sale. This vehicle has gone threw an extensive 3 year ,ground up restoration. Professionally restored. vehicle was jigged and has received new floors ,new tunnel, new windshield frame and lower filler, new trunk floor, new lower quarters, new lower front fenders front and rear, vehicle has been taken all the way threw to finished paint. This car has received only the best of products in its restoration. PPG product line products were used, and finished off with concept clear coat, shes a beauty. sadly i can no longer fund this restoration, vehicle needs new top, interior seats recovered, and motor gone over. motor is good. Have pictures of restoration , too many to post. interested parties please call phone number provided to schedule an appointment thanks

Show or go: what would you do with this Corvair Corsa project car?  Comment below and let us know!


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