<VV> Corviar spyder on ebay

Jim Gammon gtpjimgammon at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 10 10:44:58 EDT 2010

Thank you! I'm waiting for a call back from Bill, but the number for Tony does not go through.
I am heartened, since my wife has been bidding on it, that Jerry exists and knows Corvairs, at least.

--- On Sat, 4/10/10, Bruce Schug <bwschug at att.net> wrote:

From: Bruce Schug <bwschug at att.net>
Subject: Re: <VV> Corviar spyder on ebay
To: "Jim Gammon" <gtpjimgammon at yahoo.com>, "VirtualVairs" <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:07 AM

On Apr 10, 2010, at 7:38 AM, Jim Gammon wrote:

> Anyone here know this car?  It looks sweet.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230457485315&ssPageName=ADME:B:BCA:MOTORS:1123


"logg" is the ebay identity of a man in Anderson, SC that sells cars for Jerry Wells, also of Anderson, SC, on ebay.  Jerry is part owner of a used car business in Anderson, and a member of CORSA and CORSA SC.  Jerry buys and sells a lot of Corvairs, most of them selling on ebay.  He seems to get them out of thin air, which is to say, if there's a Corvair for sale in the southeast, Jerry probably knows about it.  If he thinks he can make some money on it, he'll probably buy it.

I think most of the cars he buys need some work done to them.  Jerry is not a mechanic and uses two or three Corvair mechanics to work on these cars for him.  The bodywork is done by a relative, I think it's a brother-in-law, who has a body shop.

Jerry's phone number usually appears in the ad and you can always call him about the car.  In this ad, he mentions Bill Prichard, in Black Mountain, NC, also a member of CORSA, CORSA SC, and CORSA NC.  Bill is a friend of many of us and an excellent mechanic.  He is active in the Highlands Sports Car Club of Asheville, NC, and often does the announcing for area autocrosses and hill climbs, including conventions.  Bill is sort of the "Voice of Autocrossing" in the SE.  You can call Bill about this particular car at: 828-669-7076.

I am usually not familiar with the cars Jerry sells, as they usually come from out of this area.  Once in a while he drives one to a meeting or calls me to tell me about a particular car he's bought.  I have no knowledge of this car.

Jerry usually seems to do well selling these Corvairs on ebay.  Some times he gets taken, like anyone would, by buying a car then finding it needs more than he expected in order to sell it.  Sometimes he gets more than the car is worth and I think he would tell you that himself.  Sometimes he gets a dead-beat buyer who backs out of the purchase.  His ebay ads are generally well-written and include good pictures.  All of the cars he sells seem to be "stunning" a word that seems to add $500 to the value of a car on ebay.  You'll notice, however, there are no pictures of the underside of this car.  There is also no mention of awards this car has won at area shows or concours.

Tony Ellison lives closer to Jerry and sometimes has knowledge of the cars he's selling.  Tony is a well-known racer, mechanic, and all-around nice person and member of CORSA SC and CORSA.  Tony's number is: 864-964-9835.  I don't have time to go and look at this car for you, before it sells, but for a few bucks, Tony might, if you're seriously considering bidding.  If I can be of more help to you, my phone number is 864-268-2884.


Bruce W. Schug
CORSA South Carolina
CORSA member since 1980
Performance Corvair Group
Stock Corvair Group
'67 Monza, "67AC140"
bwschug at att.net

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