Chevy Corvair Road Test & Review by Drivin' Ivan
Drivin' Ivan Katz reviews the Chevrolet Corvair. The review car is a 1964 Monza Convertible. Check out all of his videos and reviews here: http://www.youtube.com/user/drivinivankatz?feature=watch Read all of his articles and reviews, plus see slideshows here: http://www.examiner.com/sports-car-in-national/ivan-katz Buy Ivan's original music here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B006L86XLK/178-3479518-9088004?ie= UTF8&field-keywords=Ivan%20Katz&index=digital-music&search-type=ss
1964 Corvair Monza
I bought this 1987 Corvair Monza in 1987 with about 75,000 miles on the odo. I put about 22,000 miles on it during the next 5 years. By 1992 it had about 97,000 miles and the engine was tired - I swapped for a lower mileage engine. I still have the original engine, it comes with the car plus a bunch of parts. She comes with the original owner's manual, owner's protection plan, jacking instructions and the insurance card of the first owner. In addition, I have a bunch of paperwork that was accumulated through the years which documents the car's whereabouts and work performed. The Corvair was bought new in Denver, 7/23/1964 by Mary Lynn S. She apparently got married & moved to Houston where it lived for a few years. Then it was bought by a man who moved to Colorado Springs in the early 1980's. Then I bought it on August 17, 1987, put a new clutch in it and drove it, without trouble, for the next 5 years. Then she was put in covered storage until today. She runs, drives & stops. It goes straight down the road & still feels good moving. The flat six sounds nice and revs freely - just like the old days. She is much peppier than other compacts of the day - Falcons & Comets will only see your tail lights! The Corvair has almost no rust - the only area of concern is the lower left front fender where a drain must've gotten plugged up and there is some rust-out. Patch panels are made for that area, and this is the only sheet metal you will need to add. It has never been in a major accident and the trunk, floorpans and the other 3 fenders are in great shape. I have done a few things to get her back on the road - - Brand new tires - Brand new battery - Flushed & sealed the gas tank - Minor tune up - Replaced rear leaf spring bushings - Replaced the front sway bar bushings It runs decently and I think with a little work she could be roadworthy and you can drive her as you get the cosmetic things done. Update: The car has been sold - thanks for looking!
1964 Corvair for sale @ VEMU Cars
For more info please check: http://www.vemucars.com/CH15383
Decision At Daytona - Vintage Film Chevrolet vs Ford Mercury Rambler Falcon - Corvair
A vintage Jam Handy film from 1963 titled " Decision At Daytona " comparing Chevy models to the competition . Oh - those poor Fords !