- Sep 8, 2014
Well, it is with a heavy heart that I say I sold my '82 Cutlass Calais T-Top, but I badly needed a daily driver. So, since the Eagle's brakes were getting worse by the minute, I picked up "Grimace" here. '96 Caprice Classic. L99(lame) 4.3L, 97k miles. Terrible paintjob, perfect interior, runs great, gets me where I need to go. After having the Caprice for two months, while the Eagle is down for brakes, and my '84 Scirocco turns out to be the biggest pain in my *ss, I couldn't live with myself at just how astonishingly boring the Caprice is. I very recently just picked up this very nice "Neptune Green" '61 Corvair Monza 900. Previous owner told me it has a later 110hp engine with the original Saginaw 4-speed. Doesn't matter much to me, because its a blast to drive. I was looking for a good driver in the 1960-70 range, and it was either the Corvair or a blue '65 Olds 88 convertible, 425/auto with a white top and white guts. I passed on the Olds, which would normally be my first choice, as I was looking almost exclusively for a manual trans. The 'Vair was partially restored about 10 years ago, including the paint and engine. The trans+diff fluids, clutch, and full interior are fresh as of about a year ago. The previous owner was very enthusiastic about this car and keeping it nice. Definitely a great car to fill the beloved Cutlass' "Fun Car" spot.