NICE PAINT, 2.7 L ENGINE, AUTOMATIC, INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION, CLEAN!!!
Corvairs have always been inexpensive fun. Great looks, tidy handling, and impressive fuel economy make them worthy of a closer look in today's climate, and what better than a gorgeous 1966 Monza convertible? If you're looking for an air-cooled Chevy, this ragtop has a lot to offer including factory A/C!
It's not all that often you see a Corvair restored to this level, simply because the economics don't add up. But the restorer's loss is your gain here, because a pile of cash several times bigger than the asking price went into the restoration, leaving us with one of the nicest Corvairs we've ever featured. The Marina Blue paint looks recent and shines up beautifully, and there's simply nothing in the Chevy showroom that doesn't look good in this color. If you squint, you can see a few bits of the upcoming 1967 Camaro in its shape and the Monza offers the most performance, so the comparison is apt. Panel gaps are good and the overall look is that of a far more expensive car. Don't worry, though, we won't tell anyone how affordable it really is. You'll also note that the chrome is in excellent condition, the stainless rocker panel trim shines up beautifully, and an accessory trunk rack offers a period look that's also practical.
With this Corvair Monza, you also get a nicely restored bucket seat interior. The button-tufted seats look vaguely reminiscent of big brother Impala and the woodgrained steering wheel adds to the sporting aspirations. It'll be easy to feel at home behind the wheel, as once again there are echoes of the Camaro in the gauge pods. This car also packs ultra-rare factory A/C, which, while not currently operating, is a very appealing project for the next owner to undertake and it'll add big value to the car. The factory AM radio still lives in the dash and with that flat floor, it feels spacious and comfortable, even for adults in the back seat. The white top looks almost brand new and includes a crystal clear rear window and a matching blue boot to make it look clean with the top down. The front-mounted trunk area is fully upholstered and carries a full-sized matching spare.
The 2.7-liter air-cooled flat-six is pretty robust for a lightweight car, and thanks to the four carburetors up top, it loves to rev. The all-alloy engine puts the Corvair's center of gravity down low and even with the rear-engine setup, the 1965 cars are tidy handlers thanks to their Corvette-based independent suspension. Yes, there's the A6 compressor up top and the condenser at the leading edge of the engine bay, inhaling through the grille at the base of the rear window, a fascinating look at 1960s engineering. The automatic transmission keeps the six spinning happily, and with it you can concentrate on setting up each corner perfectly without worrying about upsetting the car's fairly stable balance. The brakes are reasonably powerful for the car's performance and the new exhaust system underneath has a pleasant grumble that sounds sporting. Affordable 13-inch wheels carry optional wire wheel covers and modest 185/70/13 whitewall radials.
How can a gorgeous rear-engined car with a fully independent suspension, impressive handling, and a top that goes down be so darned affordable? Call today!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 2.7 Liter
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- Body Or Basic Color
- Marina Blue
- Body Style
- 74,190 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
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- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Push Button
- Center Console