#'S MATCHING 164 CI FLAT-6, AUTO, CLEAN IN/OUT, GR8 EURO STYLE AMERICAN DRIVER!!
The season is here to get into a cool cruising classic convertible, and this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza offers vintage fun, a great color combo, and the perfect mix of premium and sporty... and it does it all for an affordable price.
The Corvair's styling was GM's take on a European car, and so driving one today turns heads wherever it goes. In fact, Corvair people know that '65 is the ideal year that gave this updated sleek styling and an upgraded fully independent suspension to truly be like a sports car that came from across the Atlantic. Part of this sophisticated attitude also comes from the
Danube Blue paint. This 1965-correct hue was added later in life, and so there is a hint of more modern gloss. But what really adds to this car is the brightwork. The bright bumpers are complete as they hug the second-gen Corvair's more angular style, and the rear luggage rack is another great European touch. Plus, as a performance-oriented Monza model, you also get the cool badging and sport wire wheel covers. And if the weather does turn wet, the white top still makes this car stick out in a crowd.
But as good as the white roof looks against the blue, the factory-correct light blue interior is even better. The range-topping Monza line came with bucket seats as standard. They look like the Strato design found in the Chevelles and later Camaros, so it instantly gives you a sporty feeling. Plus, with the coordinating rear seats, side panels, carpeting, boot cover, and even the steering wheel – this whole setup feels like a deep blue ocean. But more than just great colors, this one has the perfect vintage atmosphere. The sporty triple gauge package is pure '60s cool. And the selector for the Powerglide automatic transmission is on a unique fingertip control right next to those. Even the heat/defrost controls and the AM radio are quite original and working fine. And when you look in the front trunk, you'll see that the GM washer reserve glass bottle is even still present (and it's details like this that will have people pointing at this Corvair all the time.)
Pop the rear engine lid to see the 164 cubic-inch aluminum flat-six. It's original to the car, and so we're glad to see it retain such a factory-correct presentation. The 110 horsepower rating doesn't sound like a whole lot at first, but Corvair people know better. Like a Porsche, the power is better utilized because the motor doesn't turn a long driveshaft. Plus, by maximizing the weight over the rear wheels (engine, battery, and spare tire) it has a true traction advantage. So, maximized for utility and only weighing 2,700 pounds makes this Corvair Monza plenty zippy. Plus, these later cars had the revised spring rates, the Corvette-inspired a fully independent rear suspension, larger brakes, and a front stabilizer bar. So you're looking at quite a sporty package in a compact size.
Driver-friendly classics like this usually command much higher price. So don't miss out on this great second-gen Corvair. Call today!!!
- Vinyl Interior
- Manual Convertible Top
- AM/FM Radio
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Coil spring
- Rear Suspension
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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