<VV> Corvair #5999

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 11:11:19 EDT 2013

Linda, My car is a 1962 Monza 900 Coupe, so, I can't help you there. There
has been some discussion about the car and that serial number several times
on VV, Also, put out notices on the other forums and of course Corsa.
Someone should have some information for you!
Mark Durham
Hauser, Idaho
62 Coupe red/Red 4 speed

On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Linda Chumbley <lachumbley at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello Mark,
> I found your email address on a website last updated in 2008. I am hoping
> it is still active and you can help me with a '69 Corvair.
> I believe my parents were the original owners of Corvair #5999.  My
> father's brother owned Jim Chumbley Chevrolet in Ypsilanti, MI.  My parents
> purchased a '69 Corvair from my uncle.  He told us it was the last Corvair.
>  I have since learned the last Corvair was keep by Chevrolet and probably
> does't exist anymore.
> So, that leads me to believe we owned the 2nd to the last Corvair...the
> one that wouldn't start when it rolled off the line.  Everything I have
> found on the web about #5999 matches our car.
> If the serial number on the driver's door does not match the rest of the
> car, it was our car.  In the mid-1970's my mother backed out of the garage
> into the Corvair.  The driver's door was replaced/repainted by a local body
> shop.
> My parents divorced in the mid-1970's and my father got the car.  He sold
> it at some point and I have lost track of it.  And, what pains me even
> more, just weeks ago, I was helping my mother clean out her house.  I held
> the original receipt for the purchase of the Corvair in my hand, including
> the VIN number, wondering why my mother had saved this bit of paperwork.
>  Shortly thereafter I heard about the guy in Nebraska with all the old
> cars, low mileage, etc, and I started wondering about our Corvair.  But,
> before that happened, the receipt for the Corvair was dumped into the paper
> recycling bin and it's gone.
> If you have this car, tell me about it.  Please, send pictures!  Where is
> it today?
> Thank you for your time!
> Linda Chumbley
> Golden, CO
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Mark Durham
Hauser, Idaho
62 Monza coupe Red/Red 4 speed

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