The 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa convertible, meticulously rejuvenated by a previous custodian around 1990, became the latest acquisition of the current vendor in 2024. The restoration encompassed a comprehensive respray of the body, a meticulous retrimming of the interior, a complete overhaul of the engine and transmission, a turbocharger refurbishment, and the integration of an SU carburetor. Dressed in Marina Blue with black vinyl upholstery, this vehicle is propelled by a rear-mounted, turbocharged 164ci flat-six engine coupled with a four-speed manual transaxle. Additional features include a Positraction differential, a pristine white convertible soft top, a black top boot, 13″ steel wheels with simulated wire wheel covers and faux knock-off hubs, quick-ratio steering, front bucket seats, a padded dashboard, an AM radio, lap belts, a heater, and a windshield defroster. The odometer indicates 51,000 miles, and the vehicle is offered with service records, spare parts, a car cover, and a clean Missouri title in the vendor’s name.

Originally finished in Marina Blue when it departed the factory, the car was repainted during the 1990 refurbishment. Noteworthy details include a replacement white convertible soft top, a black convertible top boot, a polished exhaust finisher, quad headlights and taillights, and bright bumpers.

The 13″ steel wheels boast simulated wire wheel covers and knock-off hubs, shod with 185/80 Goodyear Tiempo white-stripe tires. A full-size spare resides in the engine bay. The car features a quick-ratio steering box, and braking is handled by front and rear drum brakes.

The interior, reupholstered in black vinyl with materials from Clarks Corvair Parts, includes a padded dashboard, a heater, a windshield defroster, an AM radio, a fire extinguisher, lap belts, and Chevrolet-branded rubber floor mats. A hole on the right front seat cover has been taped over.

The two-spoke steering wheel frames a 140-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock, and gauges for fuel level, manifold pressure, and cylinder head temperature. A J&S electronics wideband fuel ratio gauge is positioned beneath the center of the dashboard. The five-digit odometer displays 51,000 miles, with approximately 250 of those accrued by the current owner.

The rear-mounted, air-cooled, turbocharged 164ci flat-six engine, originally rated at 180 horsepower, was overhauled by a previous owner, during which the turbocharger was also refurbished. An SU HS8 carburetor was installed.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transaxle and an optional Positraction differential. The transmission was reportedly rebuilt by a prior custodian.

Decoding the Fisher body tag reveals:

  • 6B – Produced the second week of June
  • Style 66-10767 – 1966 Corsa convertible
  • Body: WRN – Built in Willow Run, Michigan
  • Trim: 758 – Black vinyl upholstery
  • Paint: F-1 – Marina Blue paint
  • Option codes – Tinted windshield, rear speaker, Comfort and Convenience Group Type “B”, L87 – 180 HP turbocharged engine, Custom Deluxe front & rear seat belts with front retractors