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Lot : Chevrolet CORVAIR

Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles, BCA (22 April 2008)

First appearing in 1960, the Chevrolet Corvair was to represent an entirely different direction for General Motors in the compact field. Powered by a rear-mounted air-cooled flat six engine, the Corvette was available in a variety of different guises including coupé, sedan, convertible and station wagon, whilst later, commercial variants were also offered. By the mid-1960s, compact cars were to represent a very large proportion of sales in the United States, competing against the smaller and fuel-efficient vehicles being imported from Europe, including of course the VW Beetle. This 1965 coupé, finished in white with matching leather trim, was imported by the Managing Director of Portcullis Motors Ltd in 1992 and has remained in the same ownership since. Described as being in good condition all round, it has been maintained by Portcullis Motors Ltd and anything that was required was dealt with. The white leather seats were replaced approximately eight years ago; however, it would seem that in all other respects the car is largely original. It was acquired from the museum in Kansas and the recorded mileage of 40,250 at time of writing is, we are assured by the vendor, correct.

Lot Details
Auction Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles
BCA, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number-
Estimate£3500-£4500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1965
Condition rating3
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Number of doors2