ALL-STOCK MONZA CONVERTIBLE, FLAT 6, POWERGLIDE AUTO, RUNS & DRIVES GREAT!!
Look at how much vintage convertible you can get for so little cash with this 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza. Seriously, for $14,000, you can have a car that has a classic look, a top that goes down, and entertaining road manners, and everyone else will think you know something they don't. How cool is that?
The pale yellow paint looks great on the convertible Corvair, the perfect summertime color for a car practically designed for fair weather only. There's a strong contingent of guys out there who love these cars and with their unique styling, it's easy to see why. Radical at the time, the design has aged rather well and the creased sheetmetal and bright chrome accents give it a vintage look that most folks will stop and admire as it drives past. The older finish shines up nicely for that Sunday afternoon car show and aside from a little bad prep in the door jambs, it looks quite good. We suspect this car has spent its life down south here, because there are none of the telltale signs of winter weather evident inside or out, and while it's not perfect, the overall condition suggests this car has always been loved. The trunk rack is actually kind of sporty and even perhaps practical, while the rest of the bright trim shines up well.
Surely at some point in its life, the interior of this Corvair has been replaced, because the pewter-colored upholstery is just too nice to be original Or is it? Hard to say, but it looks great with supportive bucket seats, nice carpets, and stylish door panels that show a lot more detail than you'd expect from a car at this price point. The rear-mounted engine makes for an interesting dashboard with a totally flat floor beneath it, and the wood-rimmed steering wheel adds some welcome warmth to the cabin. Accessories include a dash-mounted clock up top and an AM/FM radio in the dash. Custom floor mats appear to have been created just for the unique Corvair floor pan and the back seat will accommodate adults for short trips and kids all day. Overhead, a tan convertible top seals up well and has a crystal clear rear window and a matching boot is included. The forward trunk is impressively spacious, especially with the trunk stowed back in the engine bay, and a new dual master cylinder was recently installed for safety.
Chevy's radical air-cooled flat-six makes the lightweight Corvair an entertaining drive with decent handling, Ralph Nader notwithstanding. Twin carburetors add a few horsepower and it still makes electricity using the original 12-volt generator. With a low center of gravity, it certainly helps in the handling department and with the weight in the back, power steering is obviously not needed. The floors are in good shape, which is critical since they make up the backbone of the car, and the 2-speed PowerGlide transmission makes for an effective driving partner in the easy-to-drive Corvair. Steel wheels with factory wire wheel covers give it a period look and are fitted with recent 185/80/13 Goodyear radials.
This is a great find for Corvair fans and an awesome way to get into the hobby without dropping a ton of cash. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 6 Cylinder
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 17,364 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Center Console