1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 Convertible Colorado Rust-Free Survivor Excllnt

1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 Convertible for sale in Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Item location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvair
SubModel: Convertible
Type: Convertible
Trim: Monza 900 Convertible
Year: 1962
Mileage: 102,400
VIN: 20967W317159
Color: White
Engine size: 6 cylinder-horizontally opposed-102hp-normally asp
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Corvair 1962

My 1962 Corvair Monza 900 Convertible is looking for a new home. Time for the next generation to own and enjoy.
3 Speed Manual, 102hp "Crossed Flags" emblem** aka the normally-aspirated High Performance motor. I've owned this wonderful rust-free car for 15 years. I brought it home from Colorado in 2003. Always stored for 15 yrs in my A/C'd garage... since I've owned, it's never spent the night outside. I've driven it approx. 5000 miles... now @102,400 miles. It's a true survivor, with its original engine/drive train, neither of which has ever been removed. A groovy dream to drive, and, of course, ALL heads turn when driven by. As you'll see in the fotos here (links below to 70 more fotos and video), it's a uniquely beautiful car. I have all receipts since I purchased the car.
-- Please note that the fire extinguisher seen is there only because it's required for car shows or displays.
**Two Trivia Facts:
1. The 'crossed flags' emblem used on the high performance motor is actually a cross-sectional view of the engine block and cylinder heads.
2. Ralph Nader owned Corvairs... it's true. This included a 1960 butt-ugly 4 dr sedan (Still being driven) and, rumor has it he owned the convertible he's driving.... see picture!
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Ok - now back to our car, by category:
Paint: Well-prepped older repaint. Contains various imperfections, including touched-up scratches / chips from over the years. Largest is a touched up quarter-sized chip on the engine lid edge... kayak vs. car = kayak won (see picture). But, it still gets TONS of attention at shows and on the road, as the paint shines very, very nicely. Remember, the Corvair back in the day was an 'everyman's car.... It's usually the only Corvair wherever I bring it, so, it often starts more conversations than any other classics in the area.
Body/Floor, etc: No Rust. Fortunately, a Colorado car nicely rust-proofed back in the day (Ziebart, etc). Engine compartment also has zero rust, including battery box (with new plastic tray).
Brakes - Rebuilt wheel cylinders, replaced brake hoses, shoes, converted to dual-chamber master cylinder.
Chassis - Replaced F and R shocks. Otherwise, the usual sounds from a 60 year old chassis.
Engine/Drive Train: Small Leak at main seal. Noticeable when car is not run regularly. I've used the same piece of cardboard for years - still intact. Minimal effect on oil level, certainly not enough to consider removal/rebuild, etc. Pushrod tube seals were Viton-replaced 8 yrs ago. Transmission shifts perfectly. Replaced Gear Oil with Amsol API/GL4 lubricant. Also, when tunnel was opened for inspection, shifter linkages were cleaned/lubricated and transmission input shaft seal replaced. Replaced U-joints / rear wheel bearings - both strongly recommended on the '60-'62 cars. Replaced muffler.
Electrical / Lighting - All systems/circuits excellent (Starting/charging/ignition/lighting/lamps, etc). Rebuilt Generator, replaced V/R (original AC Delco V/R included), Petronix electronic ignition. Battery replaced in spring 2018. Original radio in excellent condition. Remember the "civil defense markers" on the dial? Upgraded to dual-style speaker. Replaced all light lenses, including parking/front turn lenses. Upgraded yellow hi-beams. All interior and exterior lamps function perfectly. Added headlight warning chime circuit (best project ever).
Instrument lamps replaced with LED. Equipped with a two-speed wiper/washer and cigarette lighter. Instrument panel is original / virtually perfect, with the addition of a well-placed Tach - very handy to have, but more importantly... it looks cool :-)
Fuel - Replaced fuel tank, rebuilt carburetors, replaced fuel pump, added primary stage fuel filter.
Glass - Replaced windshield and Seal. Original windows clear and in A+ condition (see picture).
Interior - Mostly original. Replaced carpet, front seats partially reupholstered. Replaced kick panels. Original front door panels, visors, rear seat, rear armrests, and all cranks/handles. Convertible top replaced approx 20 yrs ago. In VG condition due to indoor storage and LOTS of Armor All! - no tears. Convertible top tape repair along new binding (see picture). Replaced binding and end caps. Rear Window is supple and approx 80% transparent (see picture). When top replaced, in an attempt to keep as original as possible, owner left the original very worn side pads in place (see picture) - Although only visible from inside, still an odd decision, so they remain until the new owner is ready to replace current top down the road. All bows and hardware in exc. condition. Period seat/lap belts in Exc. Condition. Why a picture of the shift knob? Original 3-speed pattern knobs (and repros) are virtually impossible to find. I actually caught one unfortunate soul trying to steal my shift knob at a car show (He likely won't try again.) Included is a shift knob made from a #11 billiard ball (red/white), and a generic small black knob. I use them when the car is publicly parked.
Wheels/Tires - Original 2-prong spinner wire wheel covers in VG condition. Whitewall tires in Exc. condition. Spare is also VG, but, not a match with the 4 installed tires.
Trim - Bumpers and optional bumper guards VG - Exc. All trim and emblems are VG-excellent. Original rocker panel covers and door sill plates in VG condition. Headlight bezels are VG - Exc. Very rare NOS stainless headlight Stone Guards look GREAT over the dual-colored headlights. Replaced all rubber - door weather seals, trunk, engine lid, and engine compartment rubber heat seals. Original rear grill is Fair - Good condition. New, this style is rare and very expensive... used for 1962 only. Most folks replace these with the 1964 style... readily available. I'm a 'semi-purist', so I kept the original grill!
The car will include lots of extra goodies and accessories - OEM hubcaps, lenses, bulbs, fuses, complete shop manual set, bezels, factory keys, etc. Plus... the all-important #11 billiard ball!
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Please note that there are no warranties/guarantees expressed or implied in this listing.
While shipping is the responsibility of the winning bidder/buyer, I'll assist in any way I can to ensure a smooth ship.

If you're in the market for a beautiful and unique head-turning classic, consider this '62 Corvair Monza 900 convertible. For those new to the Corvair, take a few minutes and read or YouTube about the history of this very unique American classic, produced from 1960 - 1969. One of my favorite American car stories.
Listen to the guy in the video... You won't be disappointed!

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