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  1. 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza Spyder

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1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza Spyder
2017 Monical Collection Auction

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: 20927O160994
• First-year example of the top-of-the-line turbocharged Corvair Monza Spyder
• Fascinating design and high-tech turbocharged engine; desirable four-speed
• Bucket-seat interior, comprehensive gauges including tachometer
• Rare, top-specification early Corvair model

145 cid, turbocharged air-cooled, OHV flat six-cylinder engine, twin Rochester carburetors, 150 HP, four-speed synchromesh manual transmission, independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs, independent swing-arm rear suspension with coil springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 108”


Featuring trim proportions and European-influenced bodylines that mark a triumph of Bill Mitchell’s GM design studios, the Chevrolet Corvair debuted for 1960 featuring an air-cooled ‘flat-6’ engine at the rear and all-independent suspension. A truly unique automobile and a daring leap for Chevrolet, the Corvair was in fact quite successful and provided American buyers with a technically sophisticated, nimble, roomier, and better-equipped alternative to the Volkswagens, Porsches, and other European small cars being imported to North America during the late 1950s and 1960s.

The distinctive Corvair was initially offered with a wide range of body styles ranging from sedans, convertibles, wagons, and even van and pickup variants. The launch of the Monza Club Coupe in April,1960, was highly successful, and with its upscale features and available bucket-seat interior, soon outsold every other Corvair model every year until the end of Corvair production in 1969. Fun-to-drive, agile, and available with a four-speed manual transmission, the Corvair found its true niche in Monza form as an economical sporty car that went on to influence the more conventional “ponycars” still to come.

The Corvair Monza Convertible debuted for 1962, but the big news that year was the sophisticated new high-performance Monza Spyder option. Priced at $317, the Spyder option package brought the 150-horsepower turbocharged engine, chrome dress-up items, a shorter final-drive ratio for quicker acceleration, heavy-duty suspension, and a driver-oriented multi-gauge instrument panel including a useful tachometer and brushed-metal trim panels. A four-speed manual transmission and fade resistant sintered-metallic brake linings were "mandatory" Spyder options. No mere add-on, the turbocharged Corvair engine was completely engineered to handle the rigors of forced induction and higher operating temperatures with exotic high-strength metals, tougher internal components, and specific intake and exhaust tuning.

Offered without reserve from the Monical Collection, this top-of-the-line 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza Spyder Hardtop is a thrilling and unusual find in today’s crowded classic-car market. Equipped with a desirable four-speed manual transmission, it is an older restoration in driver quality with an unrestored engine bay, finished in Metallic Green paint with a green interior including bucket seats, an AM push button radio, and a brushed aluminum dash with comprehensive gauges including a tachometer. A rare and wonderful find, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza Spyder Coupe offers a refreshing break from the ordinary.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza Spyder
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