1964 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible
1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible
Until the 1950s, most American auto manufacturers made one size of car: large. Imports from Europe such as Volkswagen, Renault, and Fiat showed that there was a market in the U.S. for smaller cars, mostly as a second car or an alternative for the budget-minded. Led by General Manager Edward N. Cole, Chevrolet designed a revolutionary new car. It was powered by an air-cooled horizontal six-cylinder engine made almost entirely out of aluminum. The engine was mounted in the rear of the car, driving the rear wheels through a compact automatic transaxle. Suspension was independent at all four wheels. There was no conventional frame; it was the first Unibody built by Fisher Body and the styling was unconventional for Detroit, subtle and elegant, with no tailfins or chrome grille.
This Monza Corvair has a 164ci engine, as well as a 4-speed manual transmission, and other options consistent with a Monza upgrade. The overall car is showing in good condition, mechanically sound, and true to a 1964 model. A repainted exterior in maroon is in good condition, with a few blemishes. The underbelly of this car shows surface rust, and some floor pan repairs and is in fair condition.
A rust free, minimal blemished exterior is covered in maroon paint. All chromed surfaces appear in good condition, as well as correct skirt brightwork and badging. Standard Monza wheel covers are on all four corners. Convertible top is clean and raises and lowers simply and efficiently with an electrical switch. The plastic rear window is clear.
Dropping the top reveals a newly redone interior, with all recovered seats (2 buckets in front, and a bench in the rear. Dash it's in very nice restored original condition, original steering wheel is present, and below is plush untainted black carpeting, also newly installed. A 4 on the floor shifter is located within drivers reach. The door panels are new as well, and door levers and window cranks are all operational and present in good condition.
Seen is a matching number 164ci engine very clean and mechanically smooth and sound, sits in a well-kept rear engine bay. This engine and car, states the consigner, has 109,822 clocked miles on them. The 4-speed manual transmission is attached and is standard Monza fare. Front A arms and rear coil springs along with 4-wheel drum brakes can be seen on the underside. The front storage compartment is clean and rust free and appears as though it has been shot with new texture paint.
This consignment is for the air-cooled rear engine aficionado on a budget. Considering the car is now 56 years young it has under 2K a year clocked mileage. The Monza with sportier interior, and the 4-speed transmission, provided the second fastest Corvair, losing out to only the Monza Spyder for the first gen production run of the Corvair.
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This vehicle is 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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