For Sale: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair in Macedonia, Ohio

Vehicle Description

Solid mostly original Corvair in unusual colors. Recent service including brakes so it runs and drives extremely well. Fun to drive and still economical to own. Corvairs are under-rated and under-valued so now might be a great time to get in and have fun!Saddle Tan with a Fawn interior is how this car was ordered new, and the simple Corvair bodywork seems to work best with lighter colors. The convertible is smartly designed with plenty of room for everyone on board and if you haven't driven one of these awesome little cars, you're in for a pleasant surprise. It has a big car feel without the big car bulk and they ride extremely well. This car wears an older repaint that's in very good condition, and shows a soft shine that's entirely appropriate to a car fast approaching its 60th birthday. There's no evidence that this was ever a rusty car and the bodywork lines up quite well from panel to panel. As a unit-body convertible rust is the enemy, so the good door gaps demonstrate that the structure underneath is in great shape. Interesting details include the louvered deck lid to help cool the engine, the familiar four-headlight front end, and enough chrome to make it look upscale, not basic. Everything is in very good condition with a combination of original and reproduction parts, so it has a consistent look that works rather well.The Fawn interior is unusual and is more of an off-white than tan. Wide bucket seats are all-day comfortable and the light-colored upholstery makes sitting in the sun a lot easier. Newer carpets are in excellent condition and include matching floor mats with a heel pad for the driver. The lack of a transmission tunnel means the interior feels incredibly spacious for a mid-sized car and even the shifter for the PowerGlide 2-speed automatic is discreetly tucked into the dash to maximize space. Gauges amount to the basics-fuel and speed-but the two-tone steering wheel is the same as used in the upscale Impala so it looks great. The twin-cockpit design echoes other Chevy products of the mid-60s and the bright engine-turned surfaces make it feel sporty. Back seat passengers will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of legroom and check out the neat map pockets built into the door panels. There's a snug-fitting white convertible top overhead and the forward-mounted trunk is shockingly spacious even with the spare tire stashed there instead of on top of the engine.Speaking of the engine, it's the familiar air-cooled 164 cubic inch flat-6, which, in dual carburetor Monza guise makes 110 horsepower. But what might surprise you is the amount of torque on tap-the gutsy pancake six really digs out of corners and pulls the lightweight ragtop around with real gusto! It also makes a pleasing air-cooled whirr that makes the Corvairs stand out from their V8 siblings and you can see that the engine bay is tidy and well-maintained, if not detailed for show. It wears a correct air cleaner assembly, a factory generator, accessory oil filter, and a few other details that make it look right. Recent service includes a tune-up and brake work, so it runs and drives extremely well. The PowerGlide 2-speed automatic is a nice match for the six, shifting right when you need it to and letting the six's torque do most of the work. Ride quality is shockingly supple-the Corvair just ignores bumps and road imperfections. And forget all that nonsense about Ralph Nader, because these are genuinely entertaining cars to drive with nimble handling and confident road manners. Modest steel wheels with hubcaps are appropriate for the car's price and they wear 175/80/13 whitewall radials.Extras include a full set of service manuals and some spare maintenance parts. Corvairs have been affordable fun for decades and are now starting to see some increases in interest and value. Compared to a six-cylinder Mustang, they're just as fun and offer comparable performance for less money. And they remain affordable to maintain with easy parts availability and simple hardware that's easy to keep in top shape. Combined, they make Corvairs like this convertible great cars to own and drive. Call today!Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

Vehicle Details

  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvair
  • Listing ID:CC-1509207
  • Price:$17,900
  • Location:Macedonia, Ohio
  • Year:1964
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvair
  • Exterior Color:Saddle Tan
  • Interior Color:Tan vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:72882
  • Stock Number:118060
  • VIN:40967W247908

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Harwood Motors, LTD.
1333 Highland Rd
Macedonia, OH 44087
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