Someone stop me from raiding this Corvair honeyhole

Us collector-car enthusiasts have a natural tendency toward at least mild hoarding. Having to be. We have a responsibility to prevent those parts from being smelted down and used to make the next SuperMax Family Hauler 3000 hood or fender if we want to keep the cars we love original. The cars we adore are full of parts that were no longer produced decades ago. People who are rational are aware of their limitations, but I am not, and I need your assistance.

It appears as though there are always new, sizable inventories of Chevrolet Corvair parts. Within an hour and a half of my home in northern Michigan, I chose two distinct ones. Opportunities for large hoards of components and vehicles increase significantly as you travel further south and west. Consider the most recent assortment that appeared in Santa Barbara, California. The fact that there are 17 entire automobiles is impressive enough, but there is also a hoard of new-old-stock parts and accessories that is just too alluring.

The treasure of parts was gathered over 40 years, according to the ad, which indicates that the owner had the wisdom to preserve the more uncommon Corvair parts even when these were the lowest of cheap, used cars. Today, parts like four-carb, 140-hp cylinder heads and turbo kits are in high demand, yet not so long ago, any damage would reduce them to scrap metal. There are now specialists who can fix these engine components and even upgrade to deep valve seats, eliminating the problem caused by the all-too-common dropped valve seat.

It’s worthwhile to examine the parts… What about the automobiles, though?

These are difficult. Restoration of any of these long-gone Corvairs would be a financial self-flagellation exercise because they remain firmly in the affordable end of the automotive spectrum. I’ve done it before, I’m doing it now, and I’ll do it again. All of which means I’m competent to advise you that, despite the fact that one of those cars features uncommon options, it is still likely a bad decision to revive it.

However, I have found that preserving an assembled car is considerably simpler than storing one in a million pieces and that some parts on these are worth saving. It’s also a useful guide for understanding how the pieces go together.

Findings like this provide enthusiasts the choice to purchase many of the parts they need for their project from a fellow enthusiast, regardless of what your Corvair may require. There should be nothing from this Corvair honeyhole at a recycling facility or scrap yard.

Do not leave it to me to transport everything home.I don’t have enough room.I vowed.

Hagerty Media provided this. My latest shipment from northern Michigan was this one. I have no room for any further components. Help! Smith, Kyle

Someone stop me from plundering this Corvair honeyhole! is all I need to say.