1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
The first Corvair concept vehicle debuted at the 1954 General
Motors Autorama, six years prior to its official 1960 model year
release. Corvair is the 1st and only mass-produced American vehicle
offering an air-cooled rear engine design, unibody construction,
factory turbo-charging, and 4-wheel independent suspension.
For consignment, this engineering marvel was for 1965 called by Car
and Driver "...undoubtedly the sexiest-looking American car of the
new crop and possibly one of the most handsome cars in the world."
Almost 2 million Corvairs were made during their 1960-69 run. This
consignment has good paint, an interior that needs some TLC on the
front bucket seats, and just a wonderfully detailed engine bay. A
mere 27,136 miles are clocked on.
The Willow Green respray paint looks good. In a few areas there is
some rust bubbling and underlying rust at the trim and metal seam
on top of the windshield. Chrome trim and brite work suffers just a
bit from some slight denting and pitting. All badging is all there
and some trimmings particularly the bezels for the taillights are
showing rusting. In the front trunk it is clean with just slight
surface rust. 14 inch wheels and thin white wall rubber is on all 4
corners, and capped with standard Corvair hubcaps.
Black vinyl buckets in front and a rear bench sporting the same
pattern as the front buckets, make up the passenger seating. Bucket
seats have some tears between the bolsters and inserts. The back
bench presents like new. The original unrestored dash is up front
and shows off with a trio of deep inset gauges and a right mounted
dash shifter that bleeds 1960s! A panel replaces the radio in a
black center panel, along with the ashtray and lighter as well as
the ignition. On the passenger's side more silver for the glove box
panel and there are a few areas of faded touchup hiding former
scratches. Black carpeting for the floors and its nicely preserved,
and above the black smooth vinyl headliner is torn and sagging.
To the back of the car we go and see a 164ci flat 6 cylinder engine
with dual 1-barrel carburetor attached. A 2-speed Powerglide
automatic is the transmission. And a 3.55 axle is on. As noted, the
engine is low mileage and looks the part.
Areas of surface rust, some heavy on the suspension parts are seen.
Floor pans are mostly rust free, but on the driver's side a seam
has come apart from the mid section. All other panels remain
structurally strong. Drum brakes are all around, as is independent
This car starts nicely and performs like it should for the Monza
trim. Bias free panic stopping, and handling is nimble for this
rear engine car. The signal stalk must be held down for the left to
operate and the brake lights stay on.
A low original mileage Corvair that does need some cosmetic TLC.
Some original paperwork comes with this car, and the car is
39-4 Door Sedan
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
260547-Sequential Unit Number
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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vehicle in person.