1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
The Corvair was highly unusual for a domestic car, with its
air-cooled, rear-mounted engine featuring the compact horizontally
opposed piston layout of Porsche and VW Beetle engines. It also had
an all-independent suspension and unitized construction. Some
called the Corvair the "poor man's Porsche". A bit of trivia to
leave you with, the Corvair name is derived from a combination of
Corvette and Bel Air!
For consignment, a Chevrolet Corvair Monza edition from 1964. This
car will need some TLC as it shows nicely, but closer inspection
has some rust bubbling and cracking of the exterior paint. This car
is badged as a Monza and the engine bay reveals a non turbo charged
flat 6-cylinder engine. The interior has been redone, and it runs
and drives just fine.
A respray of blue presents in good condition. A few dents and dings
are present throughout the all steel body, along with some
underlying rust bubbling and cracking. Chrome and brite-work, and
original badging are all there, and correct, with gaps that are
straight and true. In lieu of the round turbo logo found on the
rear deck of these cars, there is a crossed flag badge. A stainless
steel rocker trim is on either side and all window trimmings and
glass are clean. Corvair style wheel covers are wrapped by correct
A swing of the driver's door reveals a clean utilitarian no frills
interior. 2 large blue color vinyl buckets in good condition
stretch across the front and a large bench is shoehorned into the
rear of the car. The driver's seat has minor soiling from usage. A
floor shifter sits within ergonomic reach of the driver and in
front is an original padded dash with some dents and dings, but
mostly original condition. The gauge cluster is an aluminum stain
panel, houses all the essentials, there is an additional tachometer
hanging below on the drivers left. Carpeting floods the floors and
is in black and clean with no fading. Headliner is mostly clean and
un-ripped. An aftermarket radio has been installed and is an
AM/FM/single CD version.
Mounted into the rear is the horizontally opposed 6-cylinder 164ci
boxer engine. It has dual 1-barrel carburetors to feed it fossils
and air and there is a 4-speed manual transmission on the back.
Underneath we see surface rust mostly reserved for the rear
suspension and framing near the back. The remainder of the floorpan
is rust free and solid steel for the floorpans and rockers. 4 wheel
independent suspension and drum brakes are all around.
This car started right up and on the test track was mechanically
sound. I noticed several things not working such as the speedometer
and odometer, both tachometers, and the reverse lights were
nonfunctioning. The car handles well and has solid braking for the
panic stop test.
With some minor TLC you can have a really nice and forward thinking
rear engine sports car. You have a classic that is a driver,
survivor, and unique looking concept that lasted for a 10 year
09-900 Series Monza
27-2 Door Coupe
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
194793-Sequential Unit Number
01D-4th Week January Build
ST 64 0927-1964 Corvair Monza Coupe
BDY WR45685-Willow Run Body #
TR 712-Black Vinyl
PNT 948-Palomar Red
M-2 Speed Powerglide
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.