1963 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 1963. This
car will need some TLC, however it shows nicely, but upon closer
inspection, has some rust bubbling and scratching 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 is very nice
and appears to have been restored in the past, and it runs and
drives just fine.
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A respray of Silver Blue presents in good condition covers the
rounded body. 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 the higher end cars, there is
a neat and clean CORVAIR emblem with a molded in line struck
through it. 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 size 13" white wall radials. Of note, since
this car has been moved to our outdoor corral, since then a less
than honest individual has absconded with the passenger side
A swing of the driver's door reveals a clean utilitarian no frills
interior. 2 large light blue colored vinyl buckets in good
condition stretch across the front and a large bench is shoehorned
into the rear of the car. The seats front and rear have minor
soiling from storage. The shifter sits within the original blue
painted steel and carpeted topped dash which shows in original
condition. The gauge cluster is an aluminum and stainless panel,
houses all the essentials, and is fronted by the original 2 spoke
blue plastic steering wheel with semi-circle chrome horn ring.
Carpeting floods the floors and is light blue with some minor
fading and soiling. The headliner is tight and shows with some
mildew staining but is un-ripped. The factory AM radio sits within
the center of the dash and just above is the essential of the
1960's...and ashtray. A good afternoon's worth of detail will bring
the vast majority of this interior right back to top notch
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 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission on
the back. A 3.55 final drive puts the power to the pavement.
Underneath we see surface rust mostly reserved for the suspension
and framing near the back. As a matter of fact, the only area of
invasive rust we noted was the battery tray on the driver's rear of
the engine compartment. This will need replacing before any lengthy
driving is done. Black undercoating is covering the floors and has
a few areas of peel off. The remainder of the floorpan is rust free
and solid steel for the rockers. 4-wheel independent suspension and
drum brakes are all around.
After checking the fluids and a little help from starting fluid
this car started right up and on the test track was mechanically
sound. The only frowns that crept up during the drive was a horn
that didn't toot, and the accelerator occasionally sticks. The car
handled well and had solid braking for the panic stop test. All in
all, a nice drive from a unique car.
With some minor TLC you can have a really nice and forward thinking
rear engine sports car. You'll have a classic that is a driver,
survivor, and unique looking concept that lasted for a 10-year
27-2 Door Coupe
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
224149-Sequential Unit Number
03B-2nd Week March Build
STYLE 63 0927-1963 Corvair Monza 900 Coupe
BODY WR60649-Willow Run Body #
PAINT 912 2-Silver Blue
F-Tinted Windshield Only
M-Powerglide 2 Speed Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.