There are already a lot of Corvairs on here, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Chevrolet Corvair is a fairly unique car, and a customized Corvair is even more so. This one is perhaps the most unique factory specification as well, a turbocharged 1966 Corvair Corsa convertible.
The Corvair Corsa was the high-performance version of Chevy's popular rear-engined compact. It was built with an aluminum 164-cubic inch flat six cylinder engine which, in standard Corsa form, was equipped with four one-barrel Rochester carburetors, producing 140 horsepower. Optional was a turbocharger in place of the four-carb setup that upped power to 180 and included special exhaust and intake components designed to handle and dissipate higher heat conditions. The turbo was available with a 3-speed or 4-speed manual only, and oddly its fuel delivery came from a single 1-barrel Carter carburetor. This doesn't sound like big numbers, but it was more than double the output of the first naturally aspirated Corvairs, and these cars did 0-60 in under 11 seconds, enough to smoke a contemporary six-cylinder Barracuda or Mustang off the line.
This was a lucky find in a part of Alameda I'd never explored before, and I'm glad I spotted it. Since most of the community is located on an island, it's easy to forget that there is a whole eastern portion bordering Oakland that can be accessed via a bridge from the island. I might head back there sometime.