For Sale: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Look at how much vintage convertible you can get for so little cash with this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza. Seriously, for under $20,000, you can have a car that has a classic look, a top that goes down, and entertaining road manners, and everyone else will think you know something they don't. How cool is that?

The Ermine White paint looks great on the convertible Corvair, the perfect summertime color for a car practically designed for fair weather only. There's a strong contingent of guys out there who love these cars and with their unique styling, it's easy to see why. Radical at the time, the design has aged rather well and the creased sheetmetal and bright chrome accents give it a vintage look that most folks will stop and admire as it drives past. The older finish shines up decently for that Sunday afternoon car ride and although there are some areas that aren't the prettiest, it still looks quite good from 10 feet away. We suspect this car has spent much of its life down south here, because there are none of the telltale signs of winter weather evident, and while it does have some dings and bruises and it's certainly not perfect, the overall condition suggests this car has been loved through the years. Restore it like a new penny, or enjoy the vintage patina as it sits today, either way it's going to get a lot of looks. The bright chrome bumpers are actually quite sporty, and the rocker trim and rear exhaust cover are certainly conversation pieces not usually found on other cars, adding a bespoke touch to this neat little droptop.

At some point in its life, the interior of this Corvair has been replaced, because the white vinyl upholstery is just too nice to be original. Born with a full Aqua vinyl set-up, that beautiful color can now be found on the dash, window sills, and steering wheel, and it looks awesome up against the white vinyl upholstery on the seats. Bucket seats up front are comfortable, nice teal-blue carpets insulate the cabin, and very stylish white door panels with chrome hardware show a lot more detail than you'd expect from a car at this price point. The rear-mounted engine makes for an interesting dashboard with a totally flat floor beneath it, and that ornate, original steering wheel adds some welcome warmth to the cabin. Accessories include an original Delco AM radio in the dash, and a super-rare under-dash factory HVAC unit - both of which are not currently operable, but the very fact that they remain in original, restorable condition is pretty staggering to see. The unique Corvair floor pan is the reason that carpet seems a bit loose in a few places, but it's still in very solid shape, and the back seat will accommodate adults for short trips and kids all day. Overhead, an off-white convertible top seals up well and has a clear rear window that hasn't seen much bad weather by the looks of things, and although it is power actuated it does need a little bit of assistance to get going. The forward trunk is impressively spacious, and although it hasn't been overly finished, it does show off the Corvair's solid sheet metal.

Chevy's radical air-cooled flat-six makes the lightweight Corvair an entertaining drive with decent handling, Ralph Nader notwithstanding. Twin carburetors add a few horsepower and it still makes electricity using what's likely the original 12-volt generator. With a low center of gravity, it certainly helps in the handling department and with the weight in the back, power steering is obviously not needed. The floors are in good shape, which is critical since they make up the backbone of the car, and the 2-speed PowerGlide transmission makes for an effective driving partner in the easy-to-drive Corvair. Steel wheels with factory wire wheel covers and spinners give it a period look and are fitted with grippy 165/80/13 blackwall radials.

This is a great find for Corvair fans and convertible fans alike, and an awesome way to get into the hobby without dropping a ton of cash. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvair
  • Listing ID:CC-1530022
  • Price:$19,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1964
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvair
  • Exterior Color:Ermine White
  • Interior Color:Aqua
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:63725
  • Stock Number:5033-DFW
  • VIN:40967W251985

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Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
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Ft Worth, TX 76137
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