Parked in ’87: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Wagon

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Rare doesn’t always mean valuable, but rare can certainly mean cool. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvair station wagon has been in the seller’s care since 1987 when he parked it in the garage as a running vehicle. He claims there were plans to restore it someday but due to poor health, he is recognizing that it’s not likely to happen under his care. The Corvair certainly looks tired here as pictured but it supposedly is more or less complete and comes with some useful spare parts. It’s located in Texas which hopefully means rust isn’t too much of a problem. Find it here on eBay with one bid to $2,000 and no reserve.

The Corvair wagon was produced in far lower quantities than the other models, and in some ways, resembled the Volkswagen Squareback – especially with the rear-engine configuration. The design never really took off to mass production levels, and today, a wagon with an engine in the back is a rarity no matter the manufacturer. Of course, as mentioned above, this doesn’t translate into being a priceless commodity, but it does make for a great conversation piece. I like the idea of a turbocharged Corvair wagon, myself.

The interior is complete but certainly has the hallmarks of being an unfinished project. The seller doesn’t deny that the Corvair needs a fair amount of work, but we don’t get a clear sense of how incomplete the cabin is. While some of this is standard Corvair fare, I do wonder if there are wagon-specific trim pieces that will be hard to find if they’ve gone missing. The transmission has been removed, so the seller clearly wanted to start working on this project, but he doesn’t provide an explanation as to why the gearbox was removed in the first place. I love that this long-roof Corvair is a manual, too.

The rear-mounted flat-six looks like it hasn’t seen daylight or recent servicing in many years, so I’d count on removing the engine and doing a proper reseal/refresh on the bench. The engine itself is simple and fairly stout, and if you need replacement components, there are still a surprising number of parts specialists that support Corvair owners with new and quality used parts. The best part about a Corvair, in my opinion, is you can drive a somewhat rare vintage car with excellent aftermarket support. The bidding is cheap at the moment; will someone walk away with this wagon after casting just one bid?

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  1. Ike Onick

    Parked or dry-docked?

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  2. Maggy

    Good parts car imo. I don’t think it’s worth even 2k imo .

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  3. Daniel Kidder

    Looks like it has a 64 truck engine in it. Shame there isn’t more pictures

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  4. Kevin

    I really like it, I’d love to get her on the road pretty again.

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  5. Denny N.Member

    You say there’s a 2K bid? Seller should grab the money and run.

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  6. Burt

    Why would anyone make a initial bid of $2,000 on a no reserve auction for something as speculative as this? Seems fishy

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    • F.Leo

      Could be rust free and has a stick shift

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    • CCFisher

      Sellers can set a minimum opening bid, even on a no-reserve auction.

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  7. Maddog1

    Check out “Matt’s off road recovery” on Utube to see what a corsair can be..

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  8. Dave

    Well, at least it has the proper patina.

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