1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
The Corvair was highly unusual for a domestic car, with its air-cooled, rear-mounted engine featuring the compact horizontally opposed piston layout of Porsche and VW Beetle engines. It also had an all-independent suspension and unitized construction. Some called the Corvair the "poor man's Porsche". A bit of trivia to leave you with, the Corvair name is derived from a combination of Corvette and Bel Air!
For consignment, a Chevrolet Corvair Monza edition from 1964. This car will need some TLC as it shows nicely, but closer inspection has some rust bubbling and cracking of the exterior paint. This car is badged as a Monza and the engine bay reveals a non turbo charged flat 6-cylinder engine. The interior has been redone, and it runs and drives just fine.
A respray of blue presents in good condition. A few dents and dings are present throughout the all steel body, along with some underlying rust bubbling and cracking. Chrome and brite-work, and original badging are all there, and correct, with gaps that are straight and true. In lieu of the round turbo logo found on the rear deck of these cars, there is a crossed flag badge. A stainless steel rocker trim is on either side and all window trimmings and glass are clean. Corvair style wheel covers are wrapped by correct size radials.
A swing of the driver's door reveals a clean utilitarian no frills interior. 2 large blue color vinyl buckets in good condition stretch across the front and a large bench is shoehorned into the rear of the car. The driver's seat has minor soiling from usage. A floor shifter sits within ergonomic reach of the driver and in front is an original padded dash with some dents and dings, but mostly original condition. The gauge cluster is an aluminum stain panel, houses all the essentials, there is an additional tachometer hanging below on the drivers left. Carpeting floods the floors and is in black and clean with no fading. Headliner is mostly clean and un-ripped. An aftermarket radio has been installed and is an AM/FM/single CD version.
Mounted into the rear is the horizontally opposed 6-cylinder 164ci boxer engine. It has dual 1-barrel carburetors to feed it fossils and air and there is a 4-speed manual transmission on the back.
Underneath we see surface rust mostly reserved for the rear suspension and framing near the back. The remainder of the floorpan is rust free and solid steel for the floorpans and rockers. 4 wheel independent suspension and drum brakes are all around.
This car started right up and on the test track was mechanically sound. I noticed several things not working such as the speedometer and odometer, both tachometers, and the reverse lights were nonfunctioning. The car handles well and has solid braking for the panic stop test.
With some minor TLC you can have a really nice and forward thinking rear engine sports car. You have a classic that is a driver, survivor, and unique looking concept that lasted for a 10 year run.
09-900 Series Monza
27-2 Door Coupe
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
194793-Sequential Unit Number
01D-4th Week January Build
ST 64 0927-1964 Corvair Monza Coupe
BDY WR45685-Willow Run Body #
TR 712-Black Vinyl
PNT 948-Palomar Red
M-2 Speed Powerglide
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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