The Chevrolet Corvair was built in two generations — the first from 1960-1964 and the later cars built from 1965-1969. The early cars have curves that are softer and more “50s”, while the later cars have a more angular “60s” look, no B-pillar, and an upgrade from the early swing axle rear end to a fully independent setup. The late, great Hunsbloger would always insist that the 65+ models were the only ones to consider, but this next early Monza is so nicely preserved for the asking price that I think he’d give it a second look. Find this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza offered for $6,500 buy-it-now or make-offer in Littleton, CO via eBay.
The second generation Chevrolet Corvair (1965-1969) is one of the cheaper ways to get into a rear-engine aircooled classic with a flat-6 out back…but when people see them on the road they probably assume it is another V8 powered American car. So why not conform to their delusions with a little custom beast like this next car. Find this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair offered for $16,000 in Gloucester, MA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Chevrolet Greenbrier Sportswagon was introduced in 1961 as part of the air-cooled rear-engined Corvair lineup. The Greebrier can seat up to 9 people with an optional rear seat, but don’t expect to get anywhere quickly once loaded up because the air-cooled flat-6 under the rear cargo area only puts out something in the range of 80 SAE gross horsepower. Find this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Van offered for $12,500 in Corona, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Is a V8 powered, front engine Corvair an abomination or an upgrade? I’m sorta torn on that question, but I guess it is better to put a Chevy V8 powering the rear wheels than a transverse Buick V6 pushing power to the front…now that would be a real weirdo. Still…I can’t help but think this […]
Happy St Valentine’s Day! This next Corvair isn’t the fastest Vair on the planet (that’s probably something with a mid mounted V8) ..and I’d prefer the 4-speed manual version to this 2-speed powerglide equipped version, and it would be nice to have a bit more forward ooomph than the base 95 horsepower flat-6 can provide…but…this thing is super clean inside and out. So if your automotive nirvana is more sitting in a folding chair at a car show instead of burning through a clutch at the drags…this is your baby. Find this 1965 Chevrolet Corvair offered for $9500 in Anderson, SC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Corvair is one of the few aircooled classics from the 60s that you can buy for a reasonable amount of money and drive around everyday (helps if you live in a place that is easy on weather.) It had an advanced independent rear suspension under that aircooled engine out back…but today everything is amok […]
Happy Halloween!! On today’s episode of What’ll Kill You Quicker, we’ve got a’66 Corvair that’s been de-clawed of its oversteer prone swing-axle suspension, but it is now sporting a front mounted V8 and enough custom shenanigans to keep you guessing the next failure mode for years…versus an ’84 Fiero that has 20 year newer safety […]
This next car looks to be a good example of the Corvair and is the top of the line Monza trim version…but like the Porsche 912, it is severely lacking in the powertrain part of the equation…because it is a base 110 horsepower flat-6 mated to a two-speed powerglide slushbox. Find this 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza […]
The Chevrolet Corvair was a world changing car when introduced in 1960. Its combination of subtle styling, aircooled alloy flat-6 out back and unibody construction was a fantastic machine that was the unfortunate recipient of the attention of a savvy young lawyer/politician named Ralph Nader who needed to make a name for himself. But if […]
What would a day be like without a crazy V8 Corversion on Daily Turismo — NOT A NORMAL DAY THAT IS FOR SURE. WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING? I DON’T KNOW, IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THIS SHOULD BE IN ALL CAPS…BUT FOR SOME REASON THE CRAIGSLIST AD ISN’T IN ALL CAPS, SO I FELT I SHOULD RUN […]