Monza

Drop-Top Duo: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair

When they entered the new compact car market in 1960, Chevrolet decided to be different. Rather than offer a shrunken version of their full-size cars, they went another route. Enter the Corvair with its air-cooled, rear-mounted, flat engine and… more»

Limo Conversion: 1966 Corvair

Stretch limousines are not unusual sights. Especially if they’re Cadillacs or Lincolns. And sometimes you’ll run across one that was based on a vintage automobile. But this conversion is the product of a father and son project: a stretch… more»

Air-Cooled Station Wagon: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair

In the late 1950s, most U.S. automobile companies were preparing to field a compact car, a market segment largely created by a growing interest in imports. Chevrolet’s entry was different from the other domestics with its rear-mounted, air-cooled engine… more»

Buried Alive 30 Years: 1963 Chevrolet Monza

The “Big 3” automakers all launched compact cars for 1960 and Chevrolet would take the proverbial road less traveled. The Corvair would have a rear-mounted, air-cooled six-cylinder engine, a format that would serve the nameplate for two generations over… more»

No Reserve: 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900

When we examine the history of Chevrolet, one of its most bold and daring models was the Corvair. The company had built its reputation on producing front-engine/rear-drive vehicles with relatively conventional and proven engineering. With the Monza, they threw… more»

1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 With Factory V8!

This 1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 with a factory 262 V8 in original and nice condition has to be fairly rare, doesn’t it? We have seen a few of them ramble through here over the years and it seems like… more»

Cheap Survivor: 39k Mile 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The first generation of Chevy’s innovative compact, the Corvair, ran from 1960-64. The automobiles would be restyled for 1965-69, but still look like the cars before them. The first group of Corvairs took the most heat on safety from… more»

Turbo Power! 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

Chevrolet got into the compact car business in an unorthodox way with the Corvair. Rambler and Studebaker was already there and Ford and Chrysler were coming soon. The 1960 Corvair was General Motors’ first U.S. mass-produced car with unit-body… more»

Carport Find: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

With its air-cooled, rear-engine design, the Chevy Corvair was unlike anything else the U.S. automakers were building in the 1960s. However, as a result of a series of accidents involving first generation Corvairs, public safety advocate Ralph Nader investigated… more»

Real Deal? 1977 Chevrolet Monza Mirage

Had things gone according to plan, the Chevrolet Monza Mirage would have remained in production for more than its single model year. As a result, there could potentially have been significantly more built than the original 4,097 cars sold… more»

Parked In ’03: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible

The 1965 model year brought with it a major restyle for the Corvair, and the changes were more than just skin-deep. Further mechanical refinements and new rear suspension meant that the vehicle now drove as well as it looked,… more»

Original Pink Slip! 1964 Corvair Monza Convertible

Pity the poor Chevrolet Corvair. It was either ahead of its time or the right car with the wrong market. Whatever the case, they were a pretty radical departure from the typical GM design and excess at the time… more»

Cheap Project? 1979 Chevrolet Monza Spyder

It’s always a surprise to come across a particular car that you haven’t thought about in a long time – one that has slipped off of the radar. The find is made more interesting by encountering a model with… more»

GM Executive Owned: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

Every time I see a Corvair I think of the prowess that was GM in the 1960s. They were not afraid to go in a different direction while still trying to match and beat their competition. That approach to… more»

Affordable Classic: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible

The owner of this 1964 Corvair Monza Convertible says that it is a barn find that runs like a top. It also seems to present quite nicely and would suit the person who is looking to secure a 1960s… more»

Solid Californian: 1976 Chevrolet Monza Spyder V8

There is no disputing the fact that this 1976 Monza Spyder is bright. It isn’t clear whether the car is wearing its original color, but there’s no doubt that it would stand out in a crowd. Barn Finder Taylor… more»