164 CI FLAT-4, 4SPD TRANS, RUN/DRIVE WELL, PWR TOP, NICE COLOR COMBO, AFFORDABLE
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 factory-correct hue was refreshed later in life, and so there is a hint of more modern gloss. It goes quite nicely with the second-gen Corvair's more angular style. This really has the look of a complete classic from the Sporty Monza wheel covers to the complete brightwork package. And if the weather does turn wet, the power, white, top still makes this car stick out in a crowd.
If you like the way the white roof looks against the blue paint, then you're going to love the white interior. 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, and boot cover – this whole setup feels quite premium. But more than just great colors, this one has the perfect vintage atmosphere. The sporty triple gauge package is pure '60s cool, and even the AM radio is still on display. Plus, we all love the feeling of a proper four-speed floor shifter.
Pop the rear engine lid to see the 164 cubic-inch aluminum flat-six. It's the correct displacement and setup for the car, and so we're glad to see it retain such a factory-correct presentation. The consignor even made proper investment in new carbs, proper sealing, and more. 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 now!
- Seatbelts (Front)
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Manual Convertible Top
- Exterior Color
- Dark Blue
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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