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WOW!!! How is this for a radical ride??? This outrageously modified
1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza harkens back to the early years of
drag racing when Gassers ruled the quarter-mile. This mechanical
masterpiece was built by one of the all-time greats of hotrodding,
the late, great Kermit Harper. Kermit's expertise as a master
craftsman is never more evident than in the overall presentation of
this electrifying tribute to the good old days. The "Monza Missile"
is ready to launch!!!
Honestly, this little two-door coupe is such an eye-catcher that
it's really hard to say what grabs your attention first. It
definitely embraces that vintage gasser look, raised high all the
way around with a solid straight axle up front. The original front
pan was cut out and transferred to the rear to establish a sleek,
wrapped-from-the-bottom contour. It has a deep metallic green paint
job that is pops in the sun and looks great. A gorgeous custom
grille is a nice backdrop for a polished aluminum Moon tank mounted
up front. Augmented by an assortment of decals, the hand-painted
Monza Missile graphics accentuate the drag strip decorum. Every
modification to this machine further emphasizes the
competition-based theme. Classic wide whitewalls grace retro 15
inch tires mounted on Radir wheels. Mounted on the rear, a
custom-made wind-up key is a stark reminder that this Corvair is
anything but a toy. Oh, and you might have noticed a little
something sticking up through the hood. Uh, that's just the
tunnel-ram, two 4 barrels and supercharger. More about that
A quick survey of the inside reveals that the foundation of the
interior is basically stock in appearance. The original-style black
vinyl seats are in good condition with very little wear. The door
panels look great and you'll find no cracks or distortion of the
dash pad. A small diameter steering wheel enables you to maintain a
firm grip while chilling out to your favorite tunes on dual 8-track
players. And as with any high performance vehicle, the inside has
been tricked up with a few tools of the trade. The
precision-crafted V-Gate shifter allows for flawless shifting of
the four speed transmission . You'll hit every gear every time.
Easily within reach of the driver, a control panel allows
convenient access to the ignition, fuel pump, and fan switches.
Tucked under the dash, a three-gauge instrument cluster monitors
the vitals of the power train. Meanwhile, atop the dash, a big
highly-visible tach keeps track of just how loud this beast will
scream. For added safety, the battery and fuel cell are located in
trunk while a harness bar is located just behind the front seat.
Really, the inside of this Chevy could not be laid out any better.
It brings comfort and functionality together in one package.
Now let's talk power! Obviously, the original rear-engine
configuration of this Corvair has been forsaken in favor of a more
conventional set-up. Hit the starter on this bad boy and you'll
hear a potent 327 Chevrolet roar to life. And that combination
protruding from the hood is more specifically a pair of Holley
four-barrel carburetors feeding fuel through a hi-rise tunnel ram
intake into a Weiand supercharger. That's an ensemble that can
churn out some raw horsepower in a big way. Headers with cutouts
carry the exhaust out in a hurry, while an aluminum radiator keeps
this car cool under the harshest conditions. This small block has
way too many upgrades to list. And there is enough chrome and
polished aluminum under the hood to hold your interest on
appearance alone. Put this car on a lift and you'll be blown away
by what you find underneath. The undercarriage is super sanitary
and has been handsomely finished in red and flat black. You will be
amazed at the precision workmanship that the builder employed in
fabricating this immaculate chassis. Four-wheel disc brakes...
Coil-over shocks... You name it, this Monza has it. There were no
cutting corners on this build. Everything was done correctly.
This Chevrolet Corvair Monza is a fitting tribute to an era when
racers lived by a simple mantra:
run-what-you-brung-and-hope-you-brung-enough. Obviously, in this
case, somebody brought plenty. Now you can too. Call today!
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
- Interior Color:Black
- Stock Number:3839-ATL