The Fifties and American motoring were filled with the same formula. A ginormous car dressed up in chrome and luxury for the masses. This, however had to change for the next decade. With AMC breathing down their necks by offering a range of compact cars, the big three had to move on and provide something new to keep buyers focused on their products. Chevrolet's answer to this was the Corvair. A completely redesigned car that would shake up the automotive industry, the name was a portmanteau of their popular models Corvette and Belair. With its iconic design, the Corvair became Car and Driver’s Car of the Year in 1960. Looking at this first generation 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 we have today, it's easy to see why.
The Corvair marked a whole new design as well and changed the entire lineup of Chevrolet. The nameplate catered to the masses with multiple body trims and even a commercial van variant. However, the two door Monza coupes are what stole the show and cemented the Corvair name for years to come. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 sports a black exterior and showcases just why the coupes won the hearts of American car buyers in the Sixties. The car rides on a set of new black wheels, affording it a lovely stance. The interior of this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 is black in color and sports all its original components. You get the original steering wheel with the Corvair insignia, as well as a new stereo.
In the engine department of many American cars of the Fifties and Sixties, one recipe was being followed, a big old V8 engine in the front, powering the rear wheels and pushing out just enough power to get by. The Corvair was a complete game changer and, to this day, is the only American designed mass-produced rear-mounted air-cooled engine. Under what would be the trunk lid of this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 lies a flat six air-cooled engine. Power is sent to the car's rear wheels through a manual transmission. The seller reports that the engine has been rebuilt, with the car also sporting a new exhaust.
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