1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR CONVERTIBLE
Own a piece of Americana with this great condition 1963 Convertible with only 34k original miles! I have had this Corvair for 3 years now and am looking at getting something different otherwise I would keep it.
The Corvair was produced by General Motors in the 1960's in response to the smaller, sportier and more fuel efficient imports being brought in from Europe. The design was a radical departure from the standard American produced automobile. The Corvair was an aluminum rear-mounted six-cylinder air-cooled engine. When the Corvair debuted in 1960, Motor Trend Magazine selected the "Poor Man's Porsche" as "Car of the Year".
The many advantages of the Corvair's design included a lower silhouette, flattening out the passenger compartment floor, improved ride comfort, traction and braking resulting from the weight distribution and balance. There were three levels of series of Corvairs: 500 series (base model), 700 series, 900 series (Monza). The vehicle offered for auction is the 900 series "Monza" (NOTE: there are several different versions of the Monza based on trim and horsepower).
This is an opportunity to possess a piece of automotive history.
The overall condition of the vehicle is GOOD. The vehicle is complete and in operating condition. Tires are brand new. Interior is original with no tears. Dash is in great shape. Original radio. New Carpet. New brake Cylinder and trunk restoration (looks new), According to the previous owner it has never been in a wreck. He did have the car painted and they did a superb job. New OEM Hubcaps. New sparks.
The engine is the factory flat six-cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine with aluminum heads and crankshaft. The transmission is automatic. The engine is a 145 CID (2.4L) rated at 80 horsepower. The vehicle runs good, is drivable with responsive steering and braking. A feature of Corvairs were self-adjusting brakes.
ELECTRICAL and HEATING SYSTEM
The electrical system is in working condition.The instrument panel is complete and operating. The radio is original and in working condition. The headlamps and tail lights operates. The headlights operate both on high and low beam. The windshield wipers are in operating condition. The heating system and vent controls and cables operate.
The exterior of the vehicle is in GOOD-VERY GOOD condition. The exterior paint is red with a white top. The body panels do not have any damage. The previous owner stated that this Corvair had never been in a wreck and it shows just that. All window glass is in place in VERY GOOD condition All of the trim pieces are in place on the vehicle with few exceptions. The rocker panels are in place. The front and rear bumpers are in perfect condition. The radio antenna is original. The doors open and close completely. The latching mechanism is secure and the key locks operate. All headlamps, signals and tail lights are in place complete with lens and bezels.
The interior condition of the vehicle is in GOOD condition. It has new carpeting and new custom mats. The interior trim is red vinyl. The interior rear-view mirror is in place without cracks or damage. All window regulators (manual) operate include the window vents.
I do not have a complete history of the owners of this vehicle. The mileage listed is the reading on the odometer is original and reflect actual mileage. (I have a copy of the previous stating “Actual miles”) I poses all original books.
Originally designed in 1956, Corvairs were produced by Chevrolet beginning in1960 and ending in 1969. The Corvairs were a success for GM with annual unit sales exceeding 200,000 for many of the years they were produced.
Ralph Nader's book Unsafe At Any Speed accused the earlier Corvairs of a greater tendency to cause loss of control or even roll over in many situations. However, in 1972 (three years after Corvair production was stopped) a Safety Commission Study by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ultimately exonerated the Corvair of the accusations by Nader. The Study stated that the Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control than its contemporaries in extreme situations.
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LocationAcworth, Georgia Mileage:34,270 Engine: 6 Cylinder Body Type: Convertible Interior: Red Exterior: Red