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The season is here to get into a cool cruising classic convertible, and this 1966 Chevrolet Corvair offers vintage fun, a great color combo, and the perfect mix of premium and sporty... and it does it all for an affordable price.
The Corvair's styling was GM's take on a European car, and so driving one today turns heads wherever it goes. In fact, Corvair people know that '66 is an ideal year that gave this updated sleek styling and an upgraded fully independent suspension to truly be like a sports car that came from across the Atlantic. Part of this sophisticated attitude also comes from the Aztec Bronze paint. It feels like what you get when you want a color that's both bold and a precious metal level premium. And the hint of metallic in the finish radiates in the sunlight, which is ideal for a sunshine-friendly convertible. Everything from the chrome bumpers to the wire wheel covers adds to this attractive shine. Plus, the gold pinstripes contribute to a premium feeling while also highlighting the second-gen Corvair's more angular style.
The white roof has a tastefully contrasting appearance, especially with its complete look and proper fit. But a car like this is absolutely meant to be enjoyed with the top down. So you'll love how the tan interior really seems to harmonize with the tones of the exterior bronze and gold pinstriping. It makes for a thoughtful total look. The bucket seats up front look like the Strato design found in the Chevelles and later Camaros, so it instantly gives you a sporty feeling. The full round gauge package is very Corvette-like, and you'll love the feeling of a proper four-speed floor shifter. There's even a special console with upgraded AM/FM/CD unit with aux input and stereo speakers.
Pop the rear engine lid to see the 164 cubic-inch aluminum flat-six. It's the correct displacement and setup for the car, and so we're glad to see it retain such a factory-correct presentation. Corvairs weren't muscle cars with all-out horsepower like their other Chevy siblings, and that's because the packaging was engineered to be different. Like a Porsche, the power is better utilized because the motor doesn't turn a long driveshaft. Plus, by keeping the weight over the rear wheels (engine, battery, and spare tire) it has a true traction advantage. So, maximized for utility and a lightweight design makes this Corvair plenty zippy. Plus, these later cars had the revised spring rates, the Corvette-inspired a fully independent rear suspension, larger brakes, and a front stabilizer bar. It makes for a sporty package on a car that runs strong and shifts smoothly.
Complete with owner's manual, driver-friendly classics like this usually command a much higher price. So don't miss out on this great-looking and fun-driving second-gen Corvair. Call today!!!
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