1963 Corvair Monza Convertible - Survivor Driver!
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvair
- SubModel: 900 Monza
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Monza
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 85185
- VIN: 30967W141915
- Color: Black
- Engine size: air cooled 102hp
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
I have owned this car for over three years and have put thousands of dollars work of work into it to make it my daily driver. Now it must go due to abruptly-changing transportation needs. Here are a few examples of the new parts, upgrades:
New canvas top, rear window, all pads and cables
Brand new Maxxis tires (correct size w/less than 1k miles on them)
New seals all around (windows, doors, fuzzy channels)
Professionally installed retro classic exact replica am/fm bluetooth stereo, aux, two under seat speakers (subs & tweeters), dual speakers in dash, new antenna - sounds incredible, looks stock.
Brake work all around, new master cylinder wheel cylinders, etc
4 new shocks and rear springs
Heat doors resealed and new hoses installed
Tune Up items (plugs, wires, cap, pcv valve, air and fuel filters (two at carbs, one in-line)
Transmission service, new modulator valve.
Regular oil changes, gear oil changed
Converted to Pertronix electronic distributor (in place of points)
New fuel pump
Reconditioned generator, new, larger voltage regulator
New gas tank, fuel sending unit
New rear seat upholstery, 5 new lap seat belts properly added, recent front seat upholstery
New exhaust system
New battery, cables
Newly rebuilt carburetors
Loads new replacement parts
Comes with lots of paperwork, shop manual, owner's manual, catalogs, etc.
This is not a show car - it's a driver - though it does get looks everywhere my daughter and I go. The chrome is excellent, though there some pitting on the upper windshield area. Some surface rust on the hood, due likely to a not great prep job before paint at some point long before my ownership. Other bodywork seems to be true, though there is some in a few sections throughout, dings, paint flakes, etc. The metal dash on the interior is a bit surface pitted, and the door/interior body panels can use to be refreshed, but all is there. The starter has never failed me, though I'm told it might be time at some point to swap it out. Heat works great. The undercarriage is excellent. It does leak a little oil, as most Corvair enthusiasts will attest. As I stated, I have used it as my daily driver spring-fall the past few years. It recently has had a tendency to get hot on longer trips, my mechanic thinks it's a timing/cam timing/carb adjustment issue. I am not inclined to put more money into it, and at 85k miles, I'm hoping it makes it to a good home for someone else to tinker with enjoy her as much as I did. Most parts came for Clark's Corvair, or other Corvair speciality shops - everything on this car since I've owned it has been done the right way with care. I hate to see her go, but it's time I guess. I've tried to be as honest and up-front as I'd want someone to be with me, so if you have any questions, just ask! But no, even though I've driven this 200+ miles round trip recently, you shouldn't drive it home to California! Bring a trailer!
The reserve is far less than the total of the parts and the car's worth, priced for a quick and painless sale. Sold as is with no warranty, written or implied. All sales are final. Good luck, there's plenty of summer weather still left to enjoy her on the road!