Trevor Withrow rescued this example in June, 2002.
Trevor commented the following:
"As you can see from the photos, the car was converted to a mi-engine Ford V-6 at some point." Fortunately the car came with the original engine. When I bought it, the car had been stored since 1973. I will send more code numbers as time permits. More pictures to follow as work goes on."
Information from the tags
Vehicle identification tag
- Vehicle ID number: 610767000740 (6 = 1966 model year, 10767 = model [Corsa convertible], 000740 = 740th Corvair built in Oshawa that year)
- Body number: 260901 (901st Corvair body built in Oshawa that year)
- Build build date: 10/06/65, first shift
- Paint: Marina Blue (code F)
- Top: White (code 10)
- Trim: Blue (code 722)
- Options: turbocharger (code L87), 4-speed transmission (code M20)
- Engine code: Unknown at this time (Original engine is gone)
- Transmission code: Unknown at this time
- Differential code: Unknown at this time
- Alternator code: Unknown at this time
- Starter code: Unknown at this time
- Distributor code: Unknown at this time
- Carburetor code: Unknown at this time
- Turbo serial number: Unknown at this time
- Voltage regulator code: Unknown at this time
- Ignition coil code: Unknown at this time
Build sheet information
In November 2003, Trevor sent a picture of the original build tag.
- Options (not found on body tag): tinted windshield (code A02), simulated wire wheel covers (code P02), 7.00x13 whitewall tires (code P54), AM pushbutton radio (code U63)
Information from GM Canada archives
The summary sheet verifies the information contained on the VIN tag and body tag and provides the original engine code. The summary also contains a few pieces of information not found anywhere else:
- Options (not found on body tag): Unknown at this time
- Production date: Unknown at this time
- Shipping date: Unknown at this time
- Delivered to dealer: Unknown at this time
August 2003: First Look
We can clearly see the some of the V-6 conversion in the trunk photo. Looks like the car might still be wearing its original Marina Blue paint!