For Sale: 1968 Chevrolet Corvair in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible

Until the 1950s, most American auto manufacturers made one size of car: large. Imports from Europe such as Volkswagen, Renault, and Fiat showed that there was a market in the U.S. for smaller cars, mostly as a second car or an alternative for the budget-minded. Led by General Manager Edward N. Cole, Chevrolet designed a revolutionary new car. It was powered by an air-cooled horizontal six-cylinder engine made almost entirely out of aluminum. The engine was mounted in the rear of the car, driving the rear wheels through a compact automatic transaxle. Suspension was independent at all four wheels. There was no conventional frame; it was the first unibody built by Fisher Body and the styling was unconventional for Detroit, subtle and elegant, with no tail fins or chrome grille.

This Monza Corvair is a consignor described project car that will need some work and TLC to be restored. It has a 164ci flat 6 cylinder engine which does start and run thanks to having had some work done to it. Other parts come with the car. There are plenty of areas of invasive rust, rust bubbling and surface rust throughout this exterior of the car. The interior is in a beginning state of restoration and will also require plenty of attention, only after structural unibody issues are thoroughly addressed.

A previous respray of Butternut Yellow drapes the exterior of this sporty air cooled car. There are many areas of scratching, chipping and a few dents and dings, and plenty of invasive rust throughout. Chrome is fair with loss of shine and dimpling creeping in. A black padded canvas convertible top moves up and down, however has some wear, particularly along the cloudy plastic window surround areas. Shiny chrome wire wheel covers with spinners are wrapped in black wall tires. There are 4 new whitewall tires to be included with the car.

Looking good for the door panels, and front buckets and rear bench. These look to have been completed, and show as originals once did. The floors have plenty of surface rust and no carpeting. The dash is in a state of initial wiring with no gauges hooked up at this time. The board with the gauges is included. A rally steering wheel is attached.

This car came with a 164ci flat 6 cylinder and it is not known if this one is original to this car. The consigner states this is a 1967 140hp engine, non smog, with headers. A 2-speed Powerglide automatic is bolted to the mill and a 3.55 geared axle puts the power to the pavement.

The unibody and undercarriage has many areas of surface rust, and the rockers are suffering from structural damage particularly near and around the wheel wells. All independent coil spring suspension is on, and drum braking is for all the corners.

While the car does start, run and drive, plenty of interior work is needed to actually drive it safely. No test drive was administered, but our consignor did drive the car around our vast parking lot a few times to demonstrate it's abilities.

Innovative for its time, rear engine, unibody construction, smaller more compact car, and the Monza upgrade, wheel this car in your garage and start the work. When it rolls out you'll be the proud owner of a classic like none other of its time.


05-Corvair Monza
W-Willow Run, MI Assy Plant
104446-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Chevrolet Corvair
  • Listing ID: CC-1669425
  • Price: $6,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvair
  • Exterior Color:Butternut Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:34394
  • Stock Number:4547
  • VIN:105678W104446
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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