1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Coupe

1964 Chevrolet Corvair "Air Vair"

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvair
SubModel: Monza Coupe
Type: Hardtop
Trim: "Air Vair"
Year: 1964
Mileage: 61000
VIN: 40927W205248
Color: Daytona Blue
Engine: 110 H.P.
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stevensville, Michigan, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Corvair 1964

NOTE: I listed this car as a 1964 Corvair "Air Vair", and eBay displays the ad as a "Corvair "Air Vair"", and says it can't be changed. This is why monopolies are just as big a deterrent to excellence as governments.

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This is an elusive Daytona Blue Monza Coupe with factory air, all-around tinted glass, genuine wire wheels with knock-off hubs, rear mount antenna, front and rear bumper guards, 110 engine, and Powerglide trans. It has around 61,000 miles, which are believed to be original.

I don’t like long descriptions, but this is a Corvair with a story.

Car has not been restored or embalmed; it is a nearly rust-free, numbers matching, low mile specimen that was owned by legendary Chevrolet dealer, Bob McDorman, a man who wisely avoided paper assets, and invested in his passion instead. Before his death in 2015, Mr. McDorman had assembled one of the most spectacular private car collections in history. His cars often contained rare desirable options, and this Corvair is no exception. It has all the features most other Corvairs are missing, and they're original to the car.

Unfortunately, due to their affordability, it's easy for even high-end Corvairs like this to fall into the wrong hands. A subsequent owner to McDorman fitted the car with a hokey dual exhaust system by cutting and crimping off 2 single exhaust crossover pipes. They also added an aftermarket dash pad, which is equally poorly done.Then for the last two years this museum quality Corvair was left parked outside under trees, where it was exposed to the elements and began to attract mice. Even the body drain holes were completely packed with twigs and leaves, and the trunk bottom had standing water. The result of this neglect is the top of the back seat now has seam splits from baking in the sun, the gutter rails on the roof have bubbles from ice sitting in them, there’s a golf ball ding on the left rear fender, a couple of stress cracks in the paint on the right rear fender from bumper impact, and a B.B. shot to the top edge of the windshield (isolated).

The above issues are a matter of disclosure, but make no mistake about it, the quality and overall appearance of this car is striking. The pictures taken on a dark dreary day don’t begin to do it justice. It also runs great, and is still extremely solid. Of course if it is to be show car again, it will need at least minor attention inside and out.

At this point, the car has fresh gas, oil and filter, and runs and drives well, but I recommend anyone who buys it give it a thorough going over. The tires are at least 10 years old. The A/C components are all there and everything is hooked up, but I have not tried it. Assume it at least needs to be recharged. The brakes feel good, but they have not been inspected. A special tool (or lead hammer) is required to remove the wheels, which is not included.

I have been driving Corvairs almost since they were new, and have owned at least 80 of them over the years. Because of that I am often the first person who getscalled when a local Corvair needs to be rescued, but sometimes I need help. If you have any questions about this car, be assured I will provide you a complete and honest answer. Even if I’m not able to keep it, it has truly been a privilege to own it.

Car is located on I-94, 30 miles north of I-80, about half way between Detroit and Chicago.