This promotional film from Chevrolet highlights the power and performance of the all-new 1962 Corvair Monza Spyder. Available as both a coupe or a convertible, the Monza Spyder was the first production car offered by Chevrolet with a turbocharged engine.
Peoples Choice All Corvair show Held at the old Bobs BigBoy in Downey Ca,
9/8/12 was a great show expected a bigger turn out then what was. i guess
the species are becoming more rare. was excited about what did show up ,
some very nice rides. Restore them preserve them save a clunker an gets
your family and friends involved. i ran into a good friend from jr high at
this show ,FRANK if your watching this i lost your number bro please get
intouch with me thru here. one of the reasons this video took so long to
post is my phone crashed, i do all my videos on my Iphone an this is what
got salved t for watching.
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor
1979 Chevrolet Suburban
The promotional sales film from Chevrolet details the design and
engineering features of the 1979 Suburban utility vehicle.
Chevy Corvair Convertible, 140 HP "Monza" 1966.... With Last Chance Auto Restore.com
This video is a "walk a round" on a recent purchase by Last Chance Auto
John Nizman, of Last Chance Auto Restore.com talks about the condition of
this "barn find", and discusses some of the features of this rare 1966
Chevrolet Corvair Convertible "Monza Edition" with the upgraded 140 HP
This project car can be purchased from Last Chance Auto Restore.com and
you can hire them to restore the Corvair to your specifications.....It's
like ordering a new 1966 Corvair ....and they will build it for you!
Corvair Monza SR
This 2011 prototype is a design projection of how Chevrolet's original 1963
Monza SS concept might have turned out, had it gone into actual production.
It's a tribute to Larry Shinoda, who designed it and some of America's best
known automobiles, the C2 Corvettes and later Boss Mustangs. It's also a tribute to Bill
Mitchell, who had the design foresight to dream of this being a
lower-priced brother to the Corvette. This version is 6% larger than the
original, and has more modern lighting, so that it can better blend with
today's denser, SUV -laden traffic.
We are using the model designation Monza SR, in deference to the original
Monza SS concept and GM's recent decision renew trademark on the SS model
name. As 2012 progresses, we are working toward making this car available
as a limited-production kit that uses the future owner's existing Corvair
powertrain in our own serial-numbered, tube-frame, rolling chassis/body
combination. Check out our Flickr site:
Corvair Cold Start
Haven't made a video in a while, nothing really to make a video about I
guess. Anyway, I start my 1960 Corvair up in the cold.. It's been sitting a
while due to transmission issues.
1960 Chevrolet Corvair Promotional film
The Chevrolet Corvair was a compact automobile produced by the Chevrolet
division of General Motors for the 1960--1969 model years. It was the only
American-made, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted
The Corvair range included a two-door coupe and a convertible, a four-door
sedan, and four-door station wagon configurations, and also the more
powerful Monza model; and a passenger van, commercial van, and pickup
derivatives. The range competed with imported cars such as the original
Volkswagen Beetle, as well as the Ford Falcon and the Plymouth Valiant, new
entries in a market segment that was established in the U.S. by the Nash
and Rambler American.
The Corvair's legacy was affected by controversy surrounding its handling,
which led to its inclusion in Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed.
Subsequently in 1972 Texas A&M University conducted a safety commission
report on the Corvair for the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration; it found that the 1960--1963 Corvairs possessed no greater
potential for loss of control than its contemporaries in extreme
The Corvair name originated for a 1954 Corvette fastback show car. The
car's development was directed by Ed Cole, who held chief engineer and
general manager positions at Chevrolet during the 1950s. It was General
Motors' response to the growing popularity of small, lightweight imported
cars such as the original Volkswagen Beetle, as well as to compete with
domestic-built compact cars, the Rambler American and Studebaker Lark. The
"compact" term was coined by George W. Romney as a euphemism for small cars
with a wheelbase of 110 inches (2,794 mm) or less.
The Corvair's design began in 1956 with the first vehicles rolling off the
assembly line in late 1959 for the 1960 model year. The car was introduced
October 2, 1959 initially as a four-door sedan offered in two trim levels.
Two Corvairs were tested at the Riverside International Raceway in
California, for 24 hours. One car rolled over, but the other completed the
drive consuming only one quart (0.95 L) of oil.
The 1960 Corvair 500 and 700 series four-door sedans were conceived as
economy cars offering few amenities in order to keep the price competitive,
with the 500 (base model) selling for under $2,000. Powered by an 80 hp (60
kW; 81 PS) engine and three-speed manual or optional extra cost two-speed
Powerglide automatic transmission, the Corvair was designed to have
comparable acceleration to the six-cylinder full-size Chevrolet Biscayne.
The Corvair's unique design included the "Quadri-Flex" independent
Similar to designs of European cars such as Porsche, Volkswagen,
Mercedes-Benz and others it used coil springs at all four wheels with
independent rear suspension arms incorporated at the rear. Specially
designed tires mounted on 13 inch wheels with 5.5 in. width were standard
equipment. Available options included the Powerglide two-speed automatic
transmission ($146) Gasoline Heater ($74) AM tube radio ($54) and a rear
folding seat ($32) In January 1960, two-door coupe models of the 500 and
700 series were introduced.
Sales figures for the quarter revealed to Chevrolet management that the
Corvair was much more of a specialty car than a competitor to the
conventionally designed Ford Falcon or Chrysler's Valiant. They quickly
began the design program that resulted in the new conventional economy car,
the Chevy II, for the 1962 model year. The line quickly grew from
utilitarian bench seat sedans and coupes to the more plushly appointed
bucket seat interiors of the new 900 series Monza.
It hit showroom floors in the Spring 1960. Two available options on the
Monza were a more powerful engine, rated at 95 hp (71 kW; 96 PS) thanks to
a more radical camshaft paired with low-restriction Exhaust, and the introduction of a fully
synchronized, four-speed transmission. Despite its late introduction, the
Monza sold 12,000 units, making it one of the most popular Corvairs.
The Corvair was Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1960.
The 1961 Monza was heavily promoted and referred to as "the poor man's
Porsche" in various car magazines. The Monza series expanded with a
four-door sedan body style in addition to the two-door coupe, and garnered
about 144,000 sales.
Read more here on this model http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Corvair