1965 Corvair Corsa
Van Pershing         Tucson, Arizona
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This is our '65 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa 140/4 that we purchased in 1970, many paint jobs and modification later.................

I tried this paint scheme but it didn't go over too well.

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One of my kids gave me a set of Fiero outside rearview mirrors for my birthday a few years back and they found their way onto the Corsa. Note the home made bracket to hold the inside adjuster on the door panel just above the map pocket.
Tragically in June  2004, a careless driver pulled in front of the Corsa. The 35 mph impact rendered the car destroyed. I am grateful to this little car for saving me. With the high-backed seats, the shoulder seat belts that were installed several years ago and the nice crushable Corvair front end, the only injuries sustained were a bruise where the seatbelt caught my chest and a broken heart. The thirty-four years of service are greatly appreciated. A replacement body shell was found and everything from the original car was used to bring the '65 back to life!
GOOD BYE, OLD FRIEND. On a summer day in 2005 the Corsa made its final journey to the recycling yard. It's remains netted $13 which was immediately spent on a memorial lunch at the local Jack-in-the Box.
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