1966 Chevy Corvair Convertible
Welcome to our 1966 Chevrolet Corvair 110 Monza Convertible. The
name "Corvair" originated as a portmanteau of Corvette and Bel Air,
a name first applied in 1954 to a Corvette-based concept with a
hardtop fastback-styled roof, part of the Motorama traveling
This 1966 Chevy Corvair Convertible we have here at Adventure
Classics is a part of the second generation Corvair debuted in
1965, and the design was unlike anything on the road. It also
popularized a styling cue that was later adopted by everyone from
Land Rover to Lamborghini: a sculpted "character" line in its
fenders, doors, and fascias that wraps around the entire car. So,
the looks were there; the muscle car phenomenon was just picking
up, and perhaps that's why enthusiasts overlooked the Corvair?
From a styling perspective, the second-generation Corvair is a
brilliant runabout car that features several improvements over the
This '66 Corvair 110 Monza features coil-spring independent
suspension, Chevelle brakes, a Delco AM radio, black leather
interior, and unique paint. Under the rear lid lies a factory flat
six-cylinder engine mated to a Power-glide two-speed automatic
We believe (look at the Trim Tag pic) that this originally had the
very-rare factory air conditioning option. That code, E2EMS , shows
the first E-Tinted Windows, and the second E-for air conditioning,
as well as some hoses in the engine compartment that would have
only been on an air Corvair!
You will not experience supersonic transport, but the pairing is
good for around 140 horsepower, utilizing its rear-engine and
Sheer speed was not the goal behind the Corvair
Convertible-breaking the General Motors mold was, and it
accomplished that task.
If you are in the market for a Classic Convertible, why not give
this rare Corvair Convertible a real consideration.
We welcome and appreciate your questions at:
Karen Meranda: (727) 580-9919, or John Hayes: (727) 688-1148