NICE CONVERTIBLE, 2.7L FLAT 6, STICK, NICE PAINT/BOD/INTERIOR, SOLID, FUN RIDE!
You're looking at a true sunny day friend in this 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible. With beautiful paint, upgraded interior, and a strong air-cooled motor, the open road beckons. And just like you're best friend, this one is not trying to take you for all you're worth.
Corvairs have a style all their own, and these second generation Monzas look downright great. They were ahead of their time, which means you see the future lines for icons like the Camaro in this handsome convertible. Maroon was available from the factory in 1966, but it never looked as good as this. The paint takes advantage of modern clearcoats to look great in the sunshine...and really that's the point because you'll love taking this convertible out every sunny day. Like any good 1960s American automobile, there's nice chrome on the bumpers and on the lower rocker panel. The rally-style wheels look like they were borrowed from a younger Chevy line, so they are a cool addition to this sporty Monza package.
Another obvious later Chevy addition is the pair of bucket seats. These are out of the 3rd generation Caviler Rally Sport. While you can argue that Caviler RS was sort of a distant successor to this Monza, everyone will agree the decades of progress make these high-back buckets vastly more comfortable than the factory seats. You even get the matching back seat and center console w/cup holders so the full package looks at home in this unique Corvair. Once you sit down everything looks very original. You get the stylized factory steering wheel, and beyond that is the sporty round gauge setup with individual pods set deep into the dash. Even the heat/defrost controls and the AM radio are quite original, and working fine.
Pop the rear engine lid to find the 164 cubic-inch aluminum flat six. 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. Later cars like this 1966 model are desirable because the troublesome generator was upgraded with a reliable, modern alternator. Plus, the '66 models take advantage of Chevrolet's updates to make Corvairs safer and handle much better. This included revised spring rates, a fully independent rear suspension modeled after the Corvette, larger brakes, and a front anti sway bar.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a classic American with touch of European flair at an obtainable price. That unbeatable combo doesn't come around often. Call now!!
- AM Radio
- AM/FM Radio
- Manual Convertible Top
- Cloth Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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