Two-Owner Survivor: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The Chevy Corvair was a novelty among U.S-built automobiles. It was the only one in the 1960s to have an air-cooled engine in the back. They were popular (initially) and sold 1.8 million copies in 10 years. But more… more»

True Barn Find: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

The Corvair was Chevrolet’s first compact car. Introduced in 1960, it went down the path less traveled by Detroit automakers. It used an air-cooled engine mounted in the rear, much like the Volkswagen Beetle.  About 1.8 million were produced… more»

47k Original Miles: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Sport Sedan

1965 was a banner sales year for Chevrolet thanks to great styling across the board. The rear-engine Corvair was given its first major design change since its 1960 introduction which resulted in a smoother, more sporty-looking car. Even the… more»

LS Candidate? 1979 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 Hatchback

Some cars from the 1970s don’t immediately spring to mind when contemplating a potential project candidate. However, this 1979 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 Hatchback deserves consideration because it is undeniably cheap. The photos suggest it is rock-solid, and while its… more»

Safer At Any Speed? 1964 Chevrolet Corvair

Chevrolet’s first entry in the new compact market in 1960 was the Corvair. But it was unorthodox compared to the growing list of competitors. It had an air-cooled engine mounted in the rear (like the VW Beetle). This 1964… more»

Sleeper Potential? 1975 Chevrolet Monza V8

Not to be confused with the Corvair Monza of the 1960s, the Chevy Monza was in production from 1975 to 1980. It debuted as a subcompact hatchback in a 2+2 seating configuration and was based on the infrastructure of… more»

Olds 455 V8 Power! 1976 Chevrolet Monza

The Chevy Monza was a derivative of the company’s first subcompact and would be in production from 1975 to 1980. It was similar to the Pontiac Sunbird, Buick Skyhawk, and Oldsmobile Starfire. They were built as economy cars but… more»

Turbocharged Drop-Top! 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder

In the 1960s, Chevrolet offered two compact cars, the Chevy II and the Corvair. The former was thoroughly conventional by Detroit standards (front-engine, water-cooled), while the latter was anything but. Like the VW Beetle, the Corvair had a rear-mounted,… more»

Blazer 4X4: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

If you combined the body of a first-generation 1960s Chevrolet Corvair with a mid-1980s S-10 Blazer SUV, the seller’s vehicle is what you might come up with. He/she bought this as a project and stopped working on it when… more»

One Owner Project: 1978 Chevrolet Monza Spyder 2+2

It seems almost inevitable that an owner will advertise a car that has sat for decades, making an outrageous mileage claim courtesy of its lack of use. That makes this 1978 Chevrolet Monza Spyder 2+2 a refreshing change. It… more»

Original V8: 1979 Chevrolet Monza Coupe

Tidy vehicles from the 1970s have developed a strong following because a new generation of enthusiasts views them as an affordable option to enter the world of classic car ownership. Some alternatives seem obvious, but the 1979 Chevrolet Monza… more»

Flat Top Survivor: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair

The U.S. compact car market was heating up by the time 1960 models were introduced. At that point (and going forward), American-built compacts were technically smaller versions of their full-size counterparts. Except for the Chevrolet entry, the Corvair. With… more»

Malaise Era Coupe: 1980 Chevrolet Monza

Chevrolet dusted off the Monza nameplate in 1975 (it had been a model of the Corvair in the 1960s) and applied it to a new compact. The new Monza, which was produced through 1980, was a mechanical derivative of… more»

350 V8! 1975 Chevrolet Monza Towne Coupe

In the late-1970s, Chevy’s Monza was largely a Vega wearing new clothing. But it was packaged as a more upscale offering than its predecessor and – in 1975 alone – it was offered with a V8 engine! This ’75… more»

GM’s Beetle: 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

Compact cars were all the rage in the early 1960s and the Corvair would be Chevrolet’s first foray into that field. But they wouldn’t take the path most traveled at first, instead creating a small car that had an… more»

Only 2 Owners! 1967 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

As the 1960s approached, U.S. automobile manufacturers were preparing their responses to the compact-sized imports that were coming from Europe and Japan. Ford was readying the Falcon, Plymouth had the upcoming Valiant, and Chevy was developing the Corvair. The… more»

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