1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible Great Car!

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Longwood, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 83,000
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1964 Chevrolet Corvair

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, and GM produced close to 1.8 million of these versatile cars, including this neat 1964 Corvair Monza convertible. The Corvair line up spanned two-door coupes and convertibles, four-door sedans, station wagons, pickup trucks and even vans. One has to wonder if given more time, the Corvair engineers would have found a way to make them float and fly.This Corvair wears a coat of correct code 942 Goldwood Yellow . The amount of chrome GM attached to a Corvair was tasteful by 1964 standards, and it is all in very good condition, including the bumpers that looks a lot fresher than youd think. Chrome block letters announce Corvair on both the hood and the trunk, whose lid is punched full of louvers to help cool the engine underneath. Then of course theres that unique front end, which has no need for a grille opening and instead has a clean, unspoiled look.The interior continues the designers straightforward approach and the code 712 black vinyl upholstery works well with the exterior color treatment. A pair of bucket seats dont offer much lateral support, but theyre all-day comfortable and offer a lot of room inside the relatively compact Corvair. Remarkably, the back seat is covered in original upholstery, and the door panels, while not show condition, are in very good shape and show minimal wear and no damage. This cars stereo has been upgraded to an AM/FM/iPod stereo unitthat fits well in the center of the dash. Interior space is excellent for a compact, and thanks to the rear engine-format, theres no tunnel to divide the interior up. The manual convertible top raises and lowers easily so no worries about servicing expensive electric top motors, and once its up, the black top adds the perfect contrast to the bright yellow Corvair. And theres that giant forward trunk, which 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 110 horsepower. The engine bay out back is very well finished with a lot of shiny aluminum and chrome, and 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 Naders fuss, the car is quite user-friendly overall. Its not restored underneath, but a lifetime someplace warm means that there arent any nasty secrets hiding there, either. This tidy little ragtop rolls down the road on 13-inch radials mounted on the original steel wheels with wire hubcaps.Still affordable, still fun, and still practical, this Corvair Monza is a great way to own a vintage convertible without the vintage convertible price. Needs to have the carbs rebuilt which I have the kits for just havenot had time to do yet. The car is offered as-is with no warranty. The car has 2 sets of wheels and a bunch of extra parts. Thankyou. Please do not bid if you cannot pay or have yourwives permission.