1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible - SOLD
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This car wears a high-quality restoration that’s in very good condition, with proof being the 2013 AACA National Senior First Prize badge on the dash.

Award-winning Corvair in unusual colors. Outstanding restoration, still in excellent condition. 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!

Code 932 Saddle Tan with a code 705 Dark Saddle 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 a high-quality restoration that’s in very good condition, with proof being the 2013 AACA National Senior First Prize badge on the dash. 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 and the car isn’t too far away from being ready to show once again. It’s quite nice in every way.

The Dark Saddle interior is unusual and offers a pleasing contrast with the Saddle Tan bodywork. 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. A digital AM/FM radio fits in the dash like it was born there and the embroidered floor mats really dress things up. There’s a snug-fitting white convertible top overhead and the forward-mounted trunk is shockingly spacious thanks to the spare tire being stashed 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 detailed. It wears a correct air cleaner assembly, a factory generator, accessory oil filter, and a few other details that make it look right. 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 like a Cadillac. 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 185/80/13 whitewall radials.

Extras include the original owner’s manual and original radio/speaker in case you want to go back to stock.

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: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: 119035
Odometer Reading: 13,963
VIN: 40967W200145
Engine: 164 cubic inch flat-6
Transmission: 2-speed automatic
Gear Ratio: 3.55
Wheelbase: 108 inches
Wheels: 13-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
Tires: 185/80/13 whitewall radials
Exterior Color: Saddle Tan
Interior Color: Dark Saddle vinyl
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