1965 Chevrolet Corvair

Monza Sport Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Chassis number 
    105375W215211
  • Lot number 
    120
  • Reference number 
    120
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.

Chassis No.
105375W215211

Estimate:
$ 12,000 - $ 16,000 US

“The Old General Motors didn't get to the top of the heap by playing it safe. It was the style leader; first with the fins, the longest hoods, the big wheel openings created to give the look of motion. A technological leader, too; developing the high-compression engines and the first practical automatic transmissions. The old GM was willing to take risks: Remember the Chevy Corvair, the small car built with an aluminum, air-cooled rear engine? …it was an ambitious car, a bold car, a pioneering move. That passion for cars, that product and technological daring, pushed GM to 45- to 50-percent of the market. GM was unbeatable. So much so that the government even considered breaking it up to protect poor Ford and Chrysler." Jerry Flint, former Senior Editor - Forbes Magazine

It is well known that the Chevrolet Corvair broke the mold for American automobiles and today they deserve to be preserved and appreciated for the technological innovations. This Tuxedo Black over red two-door hardtop (nee Sport Coupe per factory literature) has approximately 13,000 miles on the odometer that are reported as original (title states “exempt”); it is further stated as a “survivor” that has been repainted once. For 1965, Corvair offered eleven power team combinations from four different engines. This car utilizes the standard, normally aspirated Turbo Air 164-cid, 95-hp six-cylinder unit that is matched to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. A Delco AM radio is onboard, as is the Firestone B78-13 spare and jack. New chrome, thin whitewall tires and having the dash, trunk and headliner in "beautiful condition" are further benefits. An excellent car for enthusiasts of all ages; the Monza Corvair is a great way to get out on the town for fun and good times.
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Sport Coupe