1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible Corsa Conversion Corsa Spec Convertible
Price: - Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Condition: New
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Other Pickups
- SubModel: Corsa Conversion
- Trim: Corsa Conversion
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 46,000
- VIN: 105676W123425
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 140hp Flat 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
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1966 Chevrolet Other Pickups Corsa ConversionVin # 105676W123425
6: 1966 Model Year
W: Willow Run Plant
123425: Production # 23,425
Engine number: TIII0RD
Code: RD 6-164 HPE (High Performance Engine)
Transmission: 3859956 (correct factory 4spd for the 140hp HPE)
What We Know:
In late 1964, Car and Driver Magazine deemed the second-generation (1965-1969) Corvair as “The most beautiful car to appear in this country since before World War II”. With its bold styling, light weight, and air-cooled rear-engined layout, the Corvair threw a curveball into an American domestic market flooded with big, heavy front-engined sedans. The Corvair was a hit. The styling was, as evidenced by our lemonwood yellow over black example, timeless.
This beautiful Corvair Monza Converitble has been converted to “Corsa” spec down to minute detail. The 140hp motor with four single-barrel carburetors, gauge cluster, emblems, and four-speed manual transmission are all genuine “Corsa” bits. As only 3,000 Corvair Corsas were produced in 1966, the conversion from Monza to Corsa spec was fairly common. This car is a thrill to drive and it packs quite a nice punch. It starts with ease and idles perfectly. It has no hesitation when accelerating and shifting gears is smooth and easy. It brakes in a nice straight line and doesn't have an unwanted noises when rolling a speed bump. We cannot say enough about how well this car runs and drives. It is sure to impress all around!
The car’s lemonwood yellow paint, applied about 15 years ago, presents exceedingly well with very few nicks or imperfections. “B” quality, as the finish is nice but there is faint evidence of red on the inside of the driver door jamb. All chrome shines well, with no dents and minimal signs of wear. The powered top is in excellent condition and functions as it should, as demonstrated in the video linked at the end of this listing. The underside looks nice and solid throughout. Normal road wear is noted but overall this car is in excellent condition. Clearly a garage kept classic over the years.
Black leather is well presented throughout, with no tears or scuffs on both the front and back seats. The dash gauge cluster has been swapped with the Corsa cluster and all features work except for the vaccum gauge and head temp gauge. This was due mainly in part to the fact that the Corsa motor had attachments that would allow for the extra gauges. The Corsa-badged dash is free of cracks or wear. Glass is all clear and crack-free.