I tend to be leery of low mileage claims unless there is documentation that can prove it, but every once in a while you come across a car that looks like it might actually be low mileage. This 1969 Chevrolet Corvair 500 is claimed to only have seen 4,546 miles so far. While there’s still a chance that the odometer is off, this car looks like it might actually be a true low mileage survivor. To take a look at it yourself, find the eBay listing here.
At first glance, this Corvair looks to be in near perfect condition, but on closer inspection there are plenty of flaws as a result of its time parked in the original owner’s garage. The seller claims it was under the care of the same family until they got it. While it was parked in the original owner’s garage, it had stuff piled against it, which lead to lots of chips and scratches. The interior looks great and just needs some cleaning. Apparently it also needs some work to the mechanicals, as the brakes need to be replaced and one of the valves is sticking. Hopefully, the valve problem isn’t a more serious valve train issue and can be easily fixed.
Corvairs aren’t terribly valuable, but rarely do you come across one with this few of miles. I would want to do my research and make sure the mileage is correct and that the valve problem isn’t going to involve a complete rebuild of the engine. Given how original it is, I would just get it back on the road and enjoy it as is. What would you do with it?