1963 Corvair Spyder convertible, power top, 180 HP Turbo, road ready, RafVair!

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 19430
  • Color: maroon
  • Engine size: air cooled
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: front disc brakes
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Wister, Oklahoma, United States


1963 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder convertible, 180 HP, power top, road ready, engine under 1000 miles: There it is, for those looking for an exceptional ride, dependable and completely road ready: this car has been completely gone through mechanically, the engine has been rebuilt; this recent rebuild was beyond the standard rebuild job: the heads have been completely rebuilt, new seats, deeper and wider for better performance, new bronze guides, new stainless steel exhaust valves, new steel 1 intake valves, heavy duty valve springs with inner damper for better performance; valve job & resurfacing have been done;
head rails have been resurfaced as well; crankshaft has been rebuilt and a brand new crankshaft gear installed, unit balanced; new camshaft with a new cam gear, new pistons with balanced rods; Hastings Molly rings; new lifters, new push rods, electric fuel pump and many other new parts in the engine, more details available upon request; heavy duty balanced clutch system, bolted and lightened flywheel, heavy-duty pressure plate with a new ring gear, rebuilt starter with a new solenoid, new shifter coupler; the rear suspension has been completely rebuilt, new bushings all around, with new transmission motor mounts, new transmission shifter coupler and quick shift kit, new engine motor mounts, new rear brakes, wheel cylinders and brake springs, new U-joints, re-greased rear axle bearings (1 of the axle bearings in an NOS one); 4-speed manual transmission and differential work excellent; front suspension completely rebuilt, upgraded to a 1964 for better performance; front disc brakes, 4 new white wall tires, new heavy duty shocks, front and rear; gas tank has been gone through, new filler neck hoses and complete sending unit. New battery, new misc. engine grommets.
The interior is in good condition, new black carpet, seats and door panels have been redone in the past by previous owner; brand new top, new roof rail seals, new power top cylinder and hoses; check photos and their description really carefully, I will try to describe in more details, including imperfections. You will get a car with no hidden defects, no bad surprises. The windshield has some scratches; the car can use some more details, but all the main work is done.
Exterior wise, the body looks pretty good, the paint is not new but decent; some rust in some spots; engine compartment has new engine lid weatherstrip, and new body between hinges weatherstrip; new outside mirror and new armrests; I will describe what I can see carefully, without removing any body parts. The front floors look like the previous owner did some work to them. The heater works, has new hoses, dang! I did so much work to this car that it is hard to remember all the little details, but I will go through it again, and if I see any little detail that I forgot, I will update; Headlight bezels are like new, excellent, as you can see in the pix. All lights work; has lap seat belts in good working condition.I originally bought this car for myself, that is why I went the extra mile mechanically and in upgrades, to make sure that it would be reliable and far better than stock in performance and safety; now I am selling it; don't forget that the 1963 Turbo Spyder originally came with a 150 HP short stroke engine....not an optimal performance engine.....before the Turbo unit kicks in, you were basically driving an 80 HP, LOL! now, upgraded to a later 1965 long block Turbo ...180 HP, with the original gone through and resealed 63 Turbo unit and a 1965 carburetor, and before the Turbo unit kicks in, you are basically driving an awesome, highly responsive 110 HP, big difference! that is why I did these extensive modifications...
Don't hesitate to ask any questions, more pix available upon request; serious inquiries and serious offers only. If you would take your car to a shop to do what I have done to this car, you would pay easily over what I am asking for this complete ride. Happy to be at your service! Rafee Corvair. You won't find another another Vair in this condition, with all this work done, at that price.
To recap, these are some of the main features of this car:
ENGINE AND TRANSAXLE:- Easily $15,000 or more of work and parts done.- less than 1000 miles on this engine, car has only been driven to car shows and to keep fluids moving.- recently rebuilt engineheads completely rebuilt, with new seats, deeper and wider for better performance, new bronze valve guides, new heavy duty valve springs with inner damper, new stainless steel exhaust valves, new steel1 intake valves, new teflon intake valve seals, re-surface and valve job; head rails milled for better seal.- crankshaft: rebuilt and balanced, with new crankshaft gear and crankshaft gasket, new double-flanged main bearings and new rod bearings.- new 260 Iskenderian camshaft (not reground), with new heavy duty camshaft gear.- rebuilt and balanced connecting rods.- new pistons and new Hastings Moly alloy piston rings.- re-bored cylinders.- new heavy duty lifters, new rocker arm nuts and bolts.- new push rods.- rebuilt harmonic balancer with hub seal.- rebuilt top blower housing with new bearing.- rebuilt idle pulley with new bearing.- rebuilt distributor.- rebuilt point plate and complete tune-up.- new fan belt.- new oil pump and new bypass valve.- new electric fuel pump kit with bypass valve.- new engine to body seals.- new alternator with internal regulator.- new MSD Blast II coil.- new battery.- new carburetor air filter.- rebuilt carburetor and Turbo unit been resealed.- new crossover pipe, installed a 1965 pipe for a better seal.- newly rebuilt clutch system, with bolted and lightened flywheel, and entire system balanced.- lots of chrome accents in the engine.- semi-new muffler.- new complete engine gasket set with copper head gaskets.- new engine motor mount.- differential, 355, in good condition with new fluids.- transmission, 4-speed manual, shifts smoothly, new fluids, new shifter coupler, new shifter kit.- new transmission motor mount.- gas tank in excellent condition with new sending unit, new filler neck hoses, new filler neck seal, new locking gas cal and stainless steel gas door guard.
REAR SUSPENSION:- rebuilt a arms with new bushings- new crossmember to body bushing.- semi-new heavy duty KYB gas shocks.- new heavy duty u-joints, with grease fittings.- new driver side axle bearing.- rebuilt passenger side axle bearing.- new brakes with shoes, hoses, spring kits, wheel cylinders and 1964 drums with fins for better cooling.
FRONT SUSPENSION:- updated to a 1964 front suspension for better performance.- new upper a arm bushings.- new lower a arm bushings.- new upper and lower ball joints.- new stabilizer bar bushing kit.- rebuilt steering box with new seals and bearings.- new Pitman arm nylon bushing.- new idle arm.- semi-new heavy duty KYB gas shocks.- front disc brake kit.- new master cylinder.- new whitewall tires, front and rear.- new spare tire.- car has been pre-modified to accept bigger wheels, up to 17", if one desires.
ELECTRICAL:- all lights work and heater, with new heater hoses.- all gauges work.- all harnesses have been checked.- new power top with new cylinders and hoses.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR:- new power top, tan color, new roofrail seal.- new carpet.- new armrests.- seats and door panels re-done by previous owner, original style, still in good condition.- AM/FM aftermarket radio.- front windshield with a couple of marks from windshield wipers, can be buffed out.- 2-speed windshield wipers, new washer tank, new wiper blades.- body in good condition, maroon paint still looks good, some scratches and some little bubbles in body as you can see in pix. Overall, paint job still real nice.- mirrors in good condition.- semi-new headlight bezels, look really good.- original headlights.- trunk in good condition, includes jack and wrench.- front and rear bumper guards.- bumpers look fair.- all emblems in place and in good condition.- some weatherstrips have been replaced, ie engine lid weatherstrip and between the hinges weatherstrip; other seals in decent condition, can use replacing in the future.- front floor panels fixed by previous owner, see pix.- overall, interior complete.