For Sale: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza in Houston, Texas

$6,995 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

This is a real barn-find/survivor car that did not run when discovered in 2014. Since then, over $8,600 has been invested in it. The Aztec Bronze color is original as well as the bronze interior. This true survivor has 90,539 original miles on the odometer. It was purchase at Knapp Chevrolet here in Houston and never left - except on vacations in the late 60's.

I have copies of all of the receipts for parts that have gotten it to where the restoration is today. Everything from brakes, lines, fuel lines, gas tank, sending unit and a myriad of other parts now have it streetable again.

From best we can tell, the car stopped running (not sure why) around '73 - '74 and was placed in a real barn near Magnolia / Tomball, Texas. It was found in rough but complete condition during an estate discovery. The executor sold the car to a friend of mine, Greg Riley, who did all of the work to bring it alive again. Greg is a member of the local Corvair Club and has restored many Corvairs.

Even though the AC compressor is currently on the fritz, a new fan and condenser was installed in what was the spare tire well. As you'll see from the photo, the installer did a magnificent job all the way down to the painted-to-match cover over it.

It has the original interior - well worn with lots of patina. I had planned on restoring it myself. The car appears to have never been wrecked, although there are some whiskey bumps here and there. Again, I was going to have those repaired along with a new lower windshield panel installed (which I have in the box) and the entire car repainted its original, rare color.

The roof has some waves in it near the top of the windshield and I suspect some kids climbed on it at some point during its barn hibernation.

The engine has been freshened too after a discovery inspection. Turns out that the original 165 cubic inch,110-horsepower, air-cooled flat 6 was in very good condition, so no major work needed to be done to it. It was reassembled with new gaskets and seals and now sings like a bird at 70 MPH through its rebuilt 2-speed automatic transmission.

I paid $7,000 for it and I am firm on that price.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-835621
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvair Monza
  • Exterior Color:Brown, Orange
  • Interior Color:Brown, Orange
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:905017
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Drive Train:RearWheelDr