1966 Corvair Monza coupe
I've always loved Corvairs - ever since I was a kid. Growing up, there was a man in my neighborhood who had an Early Model (pre 1965) Corvair Monza convertible: red with a white top and red interior. I got a ride in it a few times - that was a blast for a car freak kid!
I'm not exactly sure what prompted my recent "need" for a Corvair, but I started looking on eBay and online classified ads. I'd decided I wanted a '65 or '66 Corvair Corsa - coupe or convertible. The convertible would probably be more fun during warm weather, but frankly, I think the lines of the coupe are cleaner. Of course, the Corsa model was made in far fewer numbers than the Monza...
I Looked at a local 1966 Corsa Turbo convertible. With only about 500 units made that year, that's one of the less common models. While I was willing to take on a 'project' car, that body was more than I was ready for.
So I continued searching the online classfieds, finding lots of neat cars already sold. Shortly after, I found this one - a real gem!
This 1966 Corvair Monza is unusually plain - not only doesn't it have a radio, it doesn't even have a day/night mirror! The only extra-cost item in the car is the under-glove compartment tissue box holder.
Apparently, the original owner was a farmer/car collector in Alliance, Nebraska. This car was driven for several years, then put into dry storage about 1972 with fewer than 23,000 miles on the odometer (shortly after a factory replacement engine was installed - for unknown reasons). With the exception of a rather nasty ding in the trunk lid and another in the passenger door, the car is in exceptional condition. I spent quite a bit of time poking around under it after getting home and it is absolutely solid!
So far, it's had a new fuel pump, new brake
master cylinders and wheel cylinders and wheel bearings repacked. The
seller tells me the car started right up after putting new gas and an
inline fuel filter in it - I guess the original owner stored it
correctly, because the carbs were never touched!
Click here to see my Corvair modifications page.
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