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Make: Chevy
Model: Corvair
Type: Convertible
Trim: Monza
Year: 1963
Mileage: 78000
VIN: 8023725617
Color: White
Engine: 6 cyl
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grand Isle, Vermont, United States

1963 Chevy Corvair Monza Additional Info:

Here's a nice example of a Corvair Monza - 4spd manual. Good clutch, good brakes, lights work, shocks are good. Drives down the road very nicely. This was a nice little project car that I was in the process of getting ready to restore - but divorce has put an end to all that and now everything MUST go. I don't like it, but my loss is your gain. I never planned on ever selling this car, so its not prepped for a high dollar sale. Take it as it is.
So lets get the ugly out of the way - with the understanding that I was in the middle of prepping for a complete restoration, with no thought of ever having to sell, so there are a few things that are done just to keep it going in lieu of new or modified parts:
1. The gas tank leaks. So I put a temporary gas can in the "frunk" and re-routed the gas line so it will run and drive. Holds about 3 gallons and at approx 20MPG it will go 60 miles or so before running out. So it will either need a new gas tank or a fuel cell (what I was going to do). This will get you home or on the trailer.
2. Seats are clearly not Corvair - they came out of an Oldsmobile as the stock seats were completely trashed and this is what I had on hand. I was going to go with racing buckets, so this was just so I could drive it around safely.
Seatbelts ARE operational. Drivers side seat is power assist, and it works. They sit a little high, but it beat a milk crate....
3. The wheels are clearly also not stock and just happened to fit even though they are for a FWD car. The stock rims are included but not mounted as the tires are hopelessly dry rotted and will need to be replaced, which is why the current rims and tires are on the car. You get both sets of wheels. Every stock wheel has the correct trim ring and center cap in very good condition. Rare.... The front tires have a slow leak in each. Rears are good.
4. The battery is out of a Prius, and though good, will need to be replaced with the proper rated and sized battery. It's what fit for now and will get you home or on the trailer. The starter solenoid is weak, and anything less than 12V and sometimes it wont engage and will need a jump or roll start.
5. The engine seeps oil. I believe its the pan gasket. You will see drips on the pavement when you park it for more than a day. Not a huge leak, but enough to notice from time to time.
6. The top vinyl will need to be replaced. The frame is good and it goes up and down just fine. The latches work.
7. Every piece of body rubber will need to be replaced. The hot desert sun out there turned it all rock hard and brittle.
8. The wiring harness is also hardened up pretty well with age. Although it has no electrical issues, It's going to need a new harness at some point.
9. The mirrors are some cheap aftermarket whatevers. They work to see out of, but you might want to replace with more age appropriate ones.
10. Odometer does not work. Mileage not accurate. I have no idea how many miles this car has.
So here's the good:
-This is a California car (I still have the plates) so rust is minimal. I brought the car to the eastcoast myself. That's what makes this car so good. All the ugly stuff is fixed easily. Rust is not so easy, and this car has very little of it. There are a couple of spots on the rockers that will need attention, but that's it. Floors and doors are solid. I don't think this car has ever seen even one grain of roadsalt.
-Good shocks (fairly new), new balljoints, good brakes. New rear axle bearings. Generator was removed in favor of a more modern alternator. New points, wires, plugs, cap, rotor.
-The engine runs well, no smoke and pretty snappy. It's very cold blooded - carbs could use a rebuild and the choke does not work. Once it warms up though it purrs like a kitten.
-Glass is good, and all the windows roll up and down like they should. Doors and latches all work.
- CD player/radio works
I loved this car. I drove it to the drive in almost every weekend during the summer. The plan was to convert it to electric and do a "supercar" conversion and turn it into a monster. I have the electric drivetrain if you are interested (a Coda glider), which I am also selling. These cars make great EV conversions because they are simple, air cooled, and light. Either way you go, everything is here to do a top notch restoration.