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Here’s the car I dreamed of having when I was 20 years old. I eventually did get a used Corvair, but not a convertible. This image was shot at the Tower Classic Car Show in Fresno, California.
This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, 1/640 sec at f/11, ISO 200 captured on a Lexar 400x SDXC UHS-1 memory card
I love the dappled light on the car; prettier than that car really was1
My first car was a ’62 Corvair Monza coupe. It was in terrible shape and I paid just $100. It was actually pretty fun to drive, a “poor man’s Porsche.”
I drove the heck out of it until the motor blew up. Then I rebuilt the engine using a book I bought at the auto parts store with some help from my Dad. Got it running again and eventually sold it…. for $100.
It’s good to know that we are Corvair soul brothers Marty….. “Unsafe at any speed!”
Nice coincidence… Actually, as I think about it, I can’t remember exactly what year mine was. But I had a Turbo Charged Coupe, I believe it was also a Monza.
Never too late to get one!
Actually saw a car just like this onthe road in Portland last week. It was a perfect blue bird day in the NW and he was tooling down the highway with a big grin on his face!
Ahh, sounds like he was having fun.