Corvair Monza Spyder
TURBOCHARGED 164 CI FLAT SIX, 4 SP MAN, CORRECT COLORS, MAINTAINED MOZA SPYDER
It's hard not to consider a 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder like this. After all, you can take this vintage convertible home for less than the price of a new econobox; you can maintain it with a basic tool set; and it's always a conversation piece. But take some real time to dig deeper, because you're going to find everything from the factory correct colors to the desirable turbo motor that makes this one desirable well beyond its affordability.
Corvairs always turn heads wherever they go thanks to the perfect mix of European styling and American brightwork. Of course, it also doesn't hurt that this one was given a professional respray of its factory-correct shade of Ermine White at least once in its lifetime. The nice gloss and luster on this legendary Chevy color is great for a sunny day cruiser like this. But even when the weather turns wet, the white vinyl top gives adds distinction while it keeps you protected. Like any good 1960s American, there's nice chrome on the bumpers lower rocker panel, and lover rear valance. Plus, this is the performance Monza model, so it also gets the cool badging and specific factory wheel covers.
Red vinyl is an extremely attractive interior, and this factory-correct color looks fantastic against the white exterior. And looking great while open to the world is the true point of a car like this. You even have the extra touches like a newer matching convertible boot, and a working heater to make sure you can keep the roof off longer into the cooler seasons. The top-of-the-line Monzas came with bucket seats as standard. The dual cowl dash makes this Corvair look like a Corvette from the driver's seat. And it truly feels like a sports car with the full gauge panel, which includes a tach. And while nearly every inch of this Corvair has the right original-style feeling, there is one nice contemporary upgrade. Beneath the original radio is an expertly mounted AM/FM/CD stereo. It's a very welcomed addition because now you won't have to listen to just AM stations in this cool cruiser.
1964 is an important model year for two reasons. First, it was the debut of larger 164 cubic-inch flat-six motor. And this one has the ultra-desirable turbocharged version that produced the most power that year. Second, a new Corvette-style transverse leaf spring was added for more manageable handling. These two improvements allowed the Corvair to really live up to its sporty appearance. Chevrolet was out to add a little Porsche-style panache with the rear-mounted air cooled motor. And just like a Porsche, the engine was built to have a large rev range, and this is really felt while rowing through the floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission. And while this is a machine built for fun, we know it didn't spend its life run at the ragged edge... and the included maintenance receipts will prove to you this desirable history.
Complete with owner's manual, this Corvair is that perfect classic you can pick up without going broke. That's especially true when you look at one as thoroughly sorted as this. What other convertible can you possibly enjoy this much for under $16K? Call today!!!
AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Defrost, Manual Convertible Top, Heat, Vinyl Interior
Owner's Manual, Maintenance Records
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 164 CI
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Ermine White
- Body Style
- 90,586 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Medium Red
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months