Spyder

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»

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»

Recently Restored: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Turbo

It may seem a bold statement, but I believe the Chevrolet Corvair is one of the most significant vehicles produced by an American manufacturer. There will undoubtedly be howls of protest from some quarters, so it is worth my… more»

Drop Top Fun: 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate

If you have thought about buying a two seater European sports cars, you have probably considered the Alfa Romeo Spider. The two seater roadster was first introduced in 1966 and was manufactured until 1993. The above example is a… more»

One of One: 1958 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Frua

In the mid-1950s, Maserati was immersed in its racing program, and to good effect, since it racked up many podium finishes in Formula One and FIA. But racing stretched its finances. A successful production car would ensure the company’s… more»

Estate Sale Project: 1956 Fiat 1200 Spyder

As is often the case with cars that sit for years and years, titles can often get lost. So, the documentation of what a vehicle is or isn’t may not exist. The seller presents this 1956 Fiat 1200 Spyder… more»

Turbo Terrific: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

The Corvair represented adventurous engineering by Chevrolet because it had rarely commenced engineering a new model from a blank sheet of paper. It suffered some reputational issues, but a well-maintained example can offer a rewarding driving experience. Our feature… more»

Turbocharged Spyder! 1964 Chevrolet Corvair

The Chevy Corvair of the 1960s was one of the most unique cars built by a U.S. automaker, at least up to that time. With its air-cooled, rear-mounted engine, it was like no other domestically produced automobile. And it… more»

Field Find: 1973 Puma GTE Spyder

If you went looking for a Puma, you could find the four-legged variety, according to Wikipedia as follows “they are highly adaptive and can be found in a large variety of habitats, including forests, tropical jungle, grasslands, and even… more»

Turbo Barn Find: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible

The average motorist is content to slip behind the wheel of a car that offers neutral handling or tends to transition gracefully into understeer. Chevrolet’s Monza was a groundbreaking design for the company that also possessed lively handling due… more»

Field Find: 1960s Chevrolet Corvair Collection

Collectors often migrate to one brand or nameplate in their accumulation of the vehicles that they love. In this case, someone had a thing for the Chevy Corvair and may have assembled one from each of its ten model… more»

Spyder Turbo! 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

When it was introduced in 1960, the Chevy Corvair broke the typical U.S. car mold. It was GM’s first unity car mass-produced within the U.S.; it was the first American postwar car to feature independent suspensions front and back;… more»

Turbocharged! 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder

Chevrolet’s first foray into the compact car market was the Corvair, unlike anything else the company had offered. The small auto had an air-cooled, rear-mounted six-cylinder engine, similar to the VW Beetle, one of the cars Chevy had hoped… more»

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»

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»

Arizona Barn Find: 1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

Some classic project cars appear, and even in their unrestored state, they are still achingly beautiful. This 1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is a perfect example. It looks pretty sad at present, but if you look past the baked paint,… more»

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