<VV> Very early 1964 Spyder

Bill Hubbell whubbell at cox.net
Sun Oct 23 22:38:30 EDT 2005

Links to the pictures did not come through on my last post.

Fisher Body Plate:

VIN Plate:

Driver's Corner of Trunk:

Passenger Corner of Trunk:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Hubbell" <whubbell at cox.net>

Is This the Oldest Surviving 1964 Spyder?

A new member of our club (Tidewater) has recently purchased this 1964 Spyder 
coupe.  Although it is no longer stock (repainted, has 140hp engine), the 
body plate and VIN plates indicate it is one of the earliest 1964 Corvairs 
ever made.

The serial number is 40627W100926, the body was made the 1st week of August, 
1963 (08A) and the number after WR on the body plate is 36.  This indicates 
to me that this is the 36th Spyder coupe and 926th Corvair (of all types) 
produced at the beginning of the model year.  This has to be one of the 
oldest surviving 1964 models.

First of all, the trunk vent on the Driver's side (near the washer bottle) 
is not the usual 1964 style, but rather the style of 1961-63 cars.  Second, 
there is no vent on the passenger side (possibly this may have been removed 
or covered over during a prior restoration?)

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