The big wheels don't work for me, but that's an easy change. I've always loved that body style.
Nice one Bill. I always likes those cars reminded me of a type 34 Ghia. I hate fighting rust but this would be a nice one and your only 54mins to purchasing it
41 mins to buy
That is badass! Had a 65 Monza 'vert. Very tempted...
nice, took my original drivers test in a 64 cabriolet,piece of cake,,always wanted a 180hp monza later year,, alot of problems with fanbelt flying off,,kinda on my bucket list
They seem to never rust - the back ends are always covered with oil!
We owned two, my brother and sister each had one. Lots of power! But too light up front, we kept two bags of cement up there.
My brother and I blew an engine in Death Valley: we had an oil rag in the engine compartment that got sucked into the fan.
We rebuilt the engine but had low compression in one cylinder. My brother and I hooked up an air compressor to the spark plug hole and sure enough we heard a leak from the bottom of the piston.
So my brother reaches into the crankcase and puts his hand under the leaking cylinder just as the compressed air turns the engine over and he gets his hand caught by the crank. And the air pressure kept the pressure on his hand
It was pretty scary for two teens! He ended getting stitches, no bones broken
And yes, those engines ALWAYS leaked oil.
Oh yeah, I forgot to say it:
Damn you Ralph Nader!
Just out of High School my Dad bought a Corvair a Spyder, he had no idea what he had but, I did :~) He was a Tool and Die Maker and after the belt flew off a few times he engineered the pulley system to include nylon and stainless "belt guides" the belt never departed again.
Our family had two Corvairs back in the 1960s, and both were great cars. I had an early four speed convertible which I really liked. A great car for a young fellow chasing women...
My Dad bought a used Corvair for Mom when I was a kid. I don't recall the year, but it was the '65-up body style. Mom kept a spare set of nylons in the glove box to use in case the belt was damaged when thrown. We lived in the suburbs, and a stocking would work long enough to get her home. They sold the Corvair after front end slid into a tall curb on a snowy curve, damaging the undercarriage to the point where it was cheaper to buy another used car.