<VV> What's your Corvair Worth? Not just $$$ !
chaz at properproper.com
Sun Jan 4 14:04:17 EST 2015
A few years ago, I wanted to buy a car, so I rented a few to see what might pique my interest.
Well, that got out of hand since I couldn't find anything that was fun to drive, much less a "joy" to drive ...
Here are a few of the 200+ that I tried over the next 4 years, in my "Cars du Jour" album on Facebook:
Sure, some people liked the Mustangs, Challengers, and Camaros, as well as the Fiat 500s, which got a lot of responses, but nothing piqued me like my memory of driving a Corvair way back when ...
Nothing did it for me, except remind me to restore get my 1967 Monza, that was a PG, but restorable with a LOT of work. That took longer than I had planned, but is nearing completion.
I did a little math when I found a 1965 Monza 110 4-speed convertible for more than I wanted to pay, but just had to drive her to know that this was the "joy" I wanted, and bought her on the spot.
Sure, I cared about the cost, but drained what little I had in my saving account and have not regretted it since.
Sure, she has some problems and I could have paid a LOT less if I had haggled, but after several months, the fun driving her far outstrips the cost, lower gas MPG and repair expenses, with the reactions I get from nearly everyone!
So far, my best "high fives" were from a guy in an Audi A8 (?) convertible, and a pretty lady in a new red AMG 500 SL convertible, and an 8 year old future Corvair fan who "loves your car, man!"
Can't put a price on that ;>~}
From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of John Weigel via VirtualVairs
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2015 8:26 AM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> What's it Worth?
For an objective picture, if your Corvair was just any used car, how much would you pay for one in equivalent condition? If the $6000 you've invested has given you a good looking reliable car that you can drive for several years, doesn't that seem like a good value? Now try to put a price tag on all the smiles, waves and conversations you'll enjoy while you're driving a very easy to own classic car.
Don't try to justify it - drive it and enjoy it.
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