1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213
Lot 53
1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car
Registration no. EYY 626B Chassis no. 40527W212213
Sold for £ 24,150 (US$ 32,481) inc. premium

Lot Details
1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car  Chassis no. 40527W212213
1964 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Competition Car
Registration no. EYY 626B
Chassis no. 40527W212213

* Based on the much-improved 2.7-litre model
* Built in 2000/2001
* Imported in 2012
* Engine rebuilt in 2015
* Goodwood Members' Meeting invitee in 2014

Footnotes

  • Based on the much-improved 2.7-litre version introduced for 1964, this Corvair was built from a road car in the USA by a team who really knew how to get the best out of a Corvair for racing. They started with a very sound 500-Series Corvair (the lightest of all Corvairs) which was stripped to bare metal. To eliminate some minor perforations, factory-correct pattern floor pans were expertly installed before the body was repainted in period 'Desert Beige' with factory-correct black engine bay and grey 'splatter' boot compartment. The finished body was then liveried with authentic period Corvair dealer logos. Fresh chrome and new-old-stock front and rear lights were sourced and fitted to compliment this authentically detailed restoration.

    The running gear was completely stripped, rebuilt, and updated, while the 2nd-Generation engine was rebuilt in 2015 using components sourced from Clark's Corvair Parts. It incorporates an Otto OT-30 race camshaft, with induction via large bore Rochester carburettors with extended bowl vents and larger jets. A dual exhaust system and period ROPAL large-capacity sump were added also. To cope with the extra power, an up-rated four-speed transaxle was fitted together with Corvair truck axles and driveshafts, the latter being a well-practised period 'tweak'. To improve the braking, a dual master cylinder and Kevlar brake linings were fitted.

    This well-executed race preparation also included fitting a Kevlar clutch, electric fuel pump, new wiring harnesses, alternator, quick-release period Grant steering wheel, up-rated dashboard instruments, Kirkey race seat, Simpson harness, centre-fill fuel tank and, of course, a roll cage. Although built as a race-car, this Corvair is in 'street legal' trim with functioning lights, indicators, and instrumentation. It is UK registered with a current V5C Registration Certificate.

    Such is the rarity of a proper competition Chevrolet Corvair on this side of the pond, that this well-presented period-correct car was invited to participate on the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting. Sadly the owner was unable to accept this prestigious invitation, but it bodes well that the car could qualify again for a run in one of Goodwood's most coveted events. This car is currently registered with the HRDC in the 'TC63' class for Touring Greats and the Allstars Series. A truly unique and versatile Historic Touring Car backed by some of the best-stocked marque specialists in the classic car world.

    Please note this car is subject to VAT of 20% on hammer price and buyer's premium.

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