Price: US $18,995.00 Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • SubModel: Monza
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 26,830
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 164 CI
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The Chevrolet Corvair is a unique collectible amongst American manufacturers. It was the only mass-produced US. car with a rear-mounted-air cooled engine, nd GM produced close to 1.8 million of these versatile cars, ncluding this neat 1964 Corvair Monza convertible. The Corvair line up spanned two-door coupes and convertibles, our-door sedans, tation wagons, ickup trucks and even vans. One has to wonder if given more time, he Corvair engineers would have found a way to make them float and fly. Nicely refinished in the late 80s, his Corvair wears a coat of correct code 942 Goldwood Yellow which offers a bright and lustrous finish even after 25 years. The sheet metal runs straight and the panel gaps are to industry standards, lthough it seems that this one is better assembled than most. Sure, here are a few signs of use, ut since it was restored, his car has obviously enjoyed a pretty easy life. The amount of chrome GM attached to a Corvair was tasteful by 1964 standards, nd it is all in very good condition, ncluding the bumpers that looks a lot fresher than you'd think. Chrome block letters announce "Corvair" on both the hood and the trunk, hose lid is punched full of louvers to help cool the engine underneath. Then of course there's that unique front end, hich has no need for a grille opening and instead has a clean, nspoiled look. The interior continues the designer's straightforward approach and the code 712 black vinyl upholstery works well with the exterior color treatment. A pair of bucket seats don't offer much lateral support, ut they're all-day comfortable and offer a lot of room inside the relatively compact Corvair. Remarkably, he back seat is covered in original upholstery, nd the door panels, hile not show condition, re in very good shape and show minimal wear and no damage. This car also carries ultra-rare factory A/C, hich is almost never seen in 1964, et alone on a Corvair, nd the stereo has been upgraded to an AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo unit that fits well in the center of the dash. Interior space is excellent for a compact, nd thanks to the rear engine-format, here's no tunnel to divide the interior up. The manual convertible top raises and lowers easily so no worries about servicing expensive electric top motors, nd once it's up, he black top adds the perfect contrast to the bright yellow Corvair. And there's that giant forward trunk, hich wears correct spatter paint and a full-sized spare right in the center. The Monza model is equipped with a more powerful 164 cubic inch flat-six that pumps out 95 horsepower, 15 horsepower bump from the standard Corvair powerplant. Rebuilt about 5000 miles ago, he engine bay out back is very well finished with a lot of shiny aluminum and chrome, modern Sanden A/C compressor with R134a refrigerant inside, nd dual carbs to help make a little more horsepower. The PowerGlide 2-speed automatic transmission shifts between the gears without complaint and despite all of Ralph Nader's fuss, he car is quite user-friendly overall. It's not restored underneath, ut a lifetime someplace warm means that there aren't any nasty secrets hiding there, ither. This tidy little ragtop rolls down the road on 13-inch whitewall radials mounted on the original steel wheels with wire hubcaps. Still affordable, till fun, nd still practical, his Corvair Monza is a great way to own a vintage convertible without the vintage convertible price. Call now!