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For Sale: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Series 900 Convertible Turbo Spyder One of only 7,472 Corvair 900s with Turbo Spyder option made in 1963Previous owner invested approximately $15K in restoring this carRebuilt turbocharged 145 CID flat, air-cooled, turbocharged six-cylinder engine with aluminum blockFour-speed manual transmission with floor shifterRed exterior with black interior paint, black, vinyl folding top and original tufted black interior (code 712)Optional wire wheel coversWhitewall tires In the pre-Mustang era, Chevrolet?s Corvair quickly became the darling of the sporty coupe and convertible set. If you recall seeing one of these cars as a boy, if you parents owned one as a second car or if the neighbors had one, you may remember what a surprise the Corvair was when it launched in 1960. The previous owner invested $15,000 in restoring this Corvair toward its original glory. Finished in red with black interior paint, this car?s paint and trim are in very good order overall. It was made during the first week of June 1963 at General Motors? Willow Run, Michigan factory (VIN code W). The bodywork is straight, however there is no driver?s sideview mirror, the glass is clear and the car?s lights are in very good. The engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery looks good, the chrome bumpers look great and the car?s black, folding vinyl top is in good, original order. Out back, under the vented hood is a rebuilt 145 CID flat, air-cooled, turbocharged six-cylinder engine with aluminum block. The engine was mechanically and completely rebuilt by Rafee Corvair in Whister, Oklahoma. Previous owner reports he spent $7,000 on the engine alone. Backing this motor is a four-speed manual transmission with floor shifter. This car rolls on Uniroyal Fastrack tires, size B78-13, at every corner. Each tire is mounted on steel wheels topped with wire wheel covers. All tires and wheels are in good, original condition. Inside, the original black vinyl interior with tufted upholstery (code 712), is overall good, original order. The front buckets and rear bench are in great shape, as is the black carpet. The two-spoke steering wheel, black dashboard with silver inserts are in good, original order while the inner door panels are in very good order. Completing the interior is the floor shifter and factory pushbutton AM radio. Even the courtesy light below the driver?s side dash still works. After Detroit finally realized the imports weren?t a flash in the pan during the 1950s, they went back to their drawing boards to pen some compact cars to ready for 1960. While Ford and Plymouth went strictly conventional ? front-engine, rear drive, water-cooled engines ? essentially scaled down versions of their full-size cars, Chevrolet took a completely different tactic. Chevrolet?s Corvair shared several things with Volkswagen?s Beetle, a horizontally opposed, air-cooled engine mounted in the rear, a swing axle rear suspension, a ?trunk? in front, etc. For some folks, including mechanics, it was too different from conventional cars. Once the Monza option was introduced, complete with better interiors and a turbocharged motor, sporty coupes and convertibles became the rage for the young buyers and for buyers young at heart at least until April 17, 1964 when the Mustang era started. The 1963 model year had the optional availability of a long 3.08 gear for improved fuel economy but the Corvair otherwise remained largely carryover with minor trim and engineering changes. Self-adjusting brakes were new. Of all the Corvairs sold in 1963, fully 80 percent were Monzas. The convertible model accounted for over 20 percent of all the Monzas sold. Competition to this Corvair in 1963 included Chevy?s own Chevrolet II Convertible, Ford?s Falcon Futura Convertible, Plymouth?s Valiant V-200 Convertible and Pontiac?s Tempest Convertible. If you want one of Chevrolet?s most unique offerings from the 1960s, look no further than this 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. Stop by today to take a peek! VIN: 30967W275004EIN: T0605YR This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 17,639 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!?Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1258147
  • Price:$18,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvair Monza
  • Odometer:17639
  • Stock Number:190527
  • VIN:30967W275004