1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible
Price: - Item location: Conroe, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvair
- SubModel: Monza
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Deluxe
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 26,702
- VIN: 20967W304566
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 145 CID Flat Six
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Chevrolet Corvair DeluxeHere is my 1962 Corvair Monza 900 Convertible. The car has a new paint job in its original color of red, with a matching red, leather-like vinyl interior.
For 1962, Chevrolet replaced the Lakewood station wagon on the Wixom production line with this convertible as the wagon was a slow seller and people clamored for a topless car. The Monza was upgraded with a premium interior, very high line carpeting and other interior and exterior features.
This car has what passed for the high-performance engine in those days, and it still gets around very well as it weighs so little. The engine allows it to keep up with modern traffic and gets amazing gas mileage. It has the two-speed PowerGlide transmission, which was reduced in size to fit the Corvair and is considered bullet-proof. The only caveat is that there is no "Park" position on the Corvair gear quadrant and the parking brake must be used to park the car always. It shifts very well and the car drives smoothly and quietly, as it was designed to do.
The car has a good white top, which only needs a new rear window. It is a Colorado car and has no rust that I can find, which is very unudual for Corvairs. Even the battery box is good. This car runs and drives very well and could be driven"As-Is" or spend some money and have yourself an extremely nice Corvair. I can't think of what it needs, except for a new dash cover -- but you can always spend money on cosmetic touches. I put new carpeting in and had not glued it down properly before the pictures. It is correct now. The interior upholestry is in very good condition due to the use of premium materials when the car was new. Everything works on the car, even the AM radio and the lights, and it has a manual top, as most of them did -- which is very easy to use. It still has its original top cover for use when the top is lowered.
I would not be hesitant to drive the car any distance, but let's not kid ourselves -- it is a 56 year old car and they broke when they were new. That's why they had warranties when sold new. Chevrolet's warranty on this car expired 57 years ago, and I am not warranteeing this car either. You are buying a used car -- caveat emptor -- but it is a very good car and will give years of enjoyable cruising or driving around.
I would appreciate a down payment/deposit after auction close and full payment within 10 days or so. I will accept personal or cashier's checks, but they must firmly clear before shipment. The car is in covered, climate controlled storage, and there is no hurry for you to remove it after payment clears. It can stay for weeks -- I don't mind. I just like looking at it.
As usual, this is a used car but it's a very nice car and I would tell you if I knew of any shortcomings on it other than the rear window and the cracked dash. Clark's Corvairs has them and any top shop can fit a new one inexpensively. The tops have to be replaced about every 5-10 years anyway.
Nice car -- Rare and hard to find in a convertible body style. Remember, you are buying a 60's Chevrolet convertible. They do not depreciate and when the top goes down, the price goes up. This car is a solid investment for both driving pleasure and future earnings. There are comparable cars selling on eBay right now for thousands of $$ more.
It shows 27,000 miles but I have no idea if it's 27K or 127K. However, from the condition of the car, I think the mileage is correct but it is sold "miles exempt" because of age. Shipping is the responsiblity of the buyer, of course.