Despite the lashing it received from Ralph Nader in Unsafe At Any Speed, the Chevrolet Corvair is still a popular collectible automobile. With retro cool styling and an unusual rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, these machines are definitely conversation starters among enthusiasts. Now, this well-preserved 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 is up for sale in Illinois.
By 1962, GM had underlined the Chevrolet Corvair’s fun-loving attitude by introducing a new convertible model. With two doors and unlimited headroom, the convertible version wasn’t as popular as the Monza Coupe, but still had the head-turning style and novel drivetrain expected of the nameplate.
Outside, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 is draped in a bright shade of red, which looks quite nice against the curves and creases of the Corvair’s styling. Chrome exterior bits accent the lines front to back, while fender-mounted sideview mirrors keep the A-pillars and doors looking clean. A foldable white top pops up to shield passengers.
Inside, we find this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair equipped with rich black leather upholstery, which covers both the front and rear bench seats without any noticeable rips, tears, or imperfections. Silver and chrome trim bits offset the dark leather, while a broad speedometer sits behind a large twin-spoke steering wheel.
Popping open the rear engine lid reveals the 2.4L flat six-cylinder engine. This engine was introduced to the Corvair line in 1961 as a modest boost over the previous 2.3L engine with a slightly larger bore. Mounted in this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair, it mates to an automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels.
It’s a sleek little two-door, and definitely will turn heads at a car show or on a sunny-day cruise, and with 54,150 miles on the clock, it’s in pretty good shape too. Now, it’s listed for sale by Chicago Auto Place at just $8,888, and even includes the original books and manuals.
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Source: Chicago Auto Place