Ah, the Chevrolet Corville.easily The most controversial American car of all time, nearly 2 million examples were sold in the 1960-1969 model year.It’s still one of the most common cars in Detroit in the 1960s sheep chickenA graveyard of style cars to date.I find it sporty 1962 Monza Club Coupe A job site in the Denver area last month.
Available as a sedan, coupe, station wagon and convertible, the 1962 Monza comes standard with “deep twist” carpets and a “luxury” steering wheel.
The car comes with premium front bucket seats that reduce seating capacity from six to five. Yes, the Corvair bench is a six-seater car, although the six must be willing to huddle together.
All interior space is made possible by the car’s air-cooled/rear engine, which allows the use of a flat floor.
The engine is an air-cooled boxer 6 with dual carburetors and fan belts in the corners that hold up really well. This new power rating is 80 horsepower. The Monza Spyder is available in a turbocharged version with 150 horsepower. If you use the Powerglide automatic transmission in a non-turbocharged 1962 Corvair, engine output increases to 84 horsepower.
The base transport is Manual threesome on the floorand Four-speed manual and Two-speed Powerglide automatic available as an option. The car, with all four on the ground, costs an extra $65 (about $625 for the 2022 Frogskin).
A 2,500-pound car with double-digit horsepower and a two-speed automatic must be very slow (the only Corvairs I’ve driven are naturally aspirated manuals, and they’re not even by 1960s standards) especially fast), so I managed to find a Powerglide Corvair 15 Years of Hunting in Shipbreaking YardsThe automatic transmission is also expensive, adding $157 to a $2,483 Club coupe (about $1,515 for a $23,930 car in 2022).
this car Yes There’s a factory AM radio that adds $48 to the price (about $465 today).These are represented by the triangular symbols in the circles at 640 and 1240 kHz CONELRAD Stationyou should agree when the soviet planes were interrupted your favorite track go through raining tsar bomb.
The odometer showed 60,848 miles. Is it really 160,848 or 260,848? We will never know.
as Most Corvairs I’ve found, this one has spent decades sitting outside, exposed to the elements. The interior is brittle, with faded paint and a little tin bug damage in the usual places.
This dealer badge indicates it was sold to Ed Hammer Dealership in Sheridan, Wyoming. It’s very close to Montana, about 450 miles from Denver.
I can’t say how long it took this car to get from Wyoming to Colorado, but studded snow tires would be a no-brainer during the winter in either state.
The Corvair was supposed to be Chevrolet’s compact car, for whatever intent and purpose, but 1962 Debut of the front-engine Chevrolet II end this dream. The Chevrolet II’s interior isn’t as spacious as the Corvair, but it’s cheaper and less quirky.
Cowell Sales real Fall off a cliff for the 1966 model year.You can blame most of it on Ralph Nader and his book, though Dangerous at any speed Focus on Corvair in only one of eight chapters.This Ernie Kovacs’ death The decline and fall of the Corvair also played a role in the 1962 Corvair crash.This Swing shaft The rear suspension – seen in this photo – is largely responsible for the Corvair’s allegedly dangerous handling, although a swing axle-equipped Volkswagen Beetle from the same era had the same oversteer and wheel lift issues.GM made Ralph Nader a big star anyway Ruin it by hiring a private cockCorvair paid the price.
Corvare Get a true independent rear suspension in 1965 (Followed by American Market Beetle a few years later), but the showroom didn’t change much at the time. Production of the Corvair continued until the end of the century, largely because the general refused to admit that he felt any heat from Nader and his ilk.
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