1965 Corvair Corsa with a Crown Engineering V8 conversion
I have owned this car since the early 1980's. It was a lifetime dream to
own and build this car. This car is beautiful. From a distance it appears
as a stock Corvair with a few modifications. However, it is far from stock.
This car is also not a luxury car. It is more in the lines of a race car
for the street. The car has been driven less than 200 miles during my
ownership. The body was completely restored about 10 years ago. The body
panels were replaced with fiberglass panels. The only steel that remains on
the car is the doors, rear cove, and roof. The wheel wells, trunk area and
floors have all been done in aluminum. The engine is a small block Chevy
from a 1966 Chevy II factory rated at 275 hp. The car has been sitting for
a few years and does have a few small leaks. I did just replace the
carburetors with new Holley 600 with vacuum secondaries. It has a Saginaw
4 speed. One last thing, It's FAST!
Crown V8 Corvair 327 Engine CorV8Racer breakin on Engine Stand
Corvair HP Clutch Test
We used and abused this new prototype clutch. This is a BOLT in Corvair
Last weekend, my dad and I traded our 1963 Monza for this sweet ride! This
is a factory A.C. car that was last restored in 1979. It has a factory
crate motor with less than 6,000 miles on it. The engine isn't original to
the car, but who can resist a 140 in a late model? She needs a little bit
of work, but runs great! Listen to that 140 horsepower engine purr...