1962 Chevrolet Monza 900 Convertible Colorado Survivor Excellent Condition

1962 chevrolet corvair

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Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida
Year: 1962
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvair
Trim: Monza 900
Engine: 6 cyl High Performance 102HP Normally Aspirated
Drive Type: RWD Rear Engine Transaxle
Mileage: 102400
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Red
Number of Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual 3 Speed
Body Type: Convertible
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: Clear
Options: Convertible
Fuel Type: Gasoline
For Sale By: Private Seller
Drive Side: Left-hand drive
VIN: 20967w317159
VIN Number: 20967w317159
Deposit amount: 500.0
Deposit type: 1

Recalls for 1962 Chevrolet Corvair

71V224000 - Visibility:defroster/defogger system

None found for 1962 Chevrolet Corvair

None found for 1962 Chevrolet Corvair


My 1962 Corvair Monza 900 Convertible is looking for a new home. 

3 Speed Manual, 102hp "Crossed Flags" emblem** aka the normally-aspirated High Performance motor.  I've owned this amazing rust-free car for 15 years.  I brought it home from Colorado in 2003.  Garaged-stored always - including 15 yrs in my A/C'd garage.  Since I've owned, it's never spent the night outside.  I've driven it approx 4000 miles during that time; 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. 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.

** Trivia ** The 'crossed flags' emblem is actually a cross-sectional view of the engine block and cylinder heads.

Quick Facts by Category:

Paint: Very 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 (see picture).  But, it still gets tons of attention at the shows and on the road, as the paint shines very nicely.

Body/Floor, etc: Rust-Free (see undercarriage pictures).  Fortunately, a Colorado car, nicely rust-proofed back in the day.  Engine compartment also rust-free, including battery box.

Brakes - Rebuilt wheel cylinders, replaced brake hoses, shoes, converted to dual-chamber master cylinder.

Chassis - Replaced F & R shocks.

Engine/Drive Train: Small Leak at main seal.  Noticeable when car is not run regularly.  I've used the same piece of cardboard for 10 years - still intact.  Minimal effect on oil level, certainly not enough to consider removal/rebuild, etc. Pushrod tube seals were Viton-replaced 7 yrs ago. Replaced muffler. 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 recommended on the '60-'62 cars. 

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 is approx 4 yrs old.  Replaced StarterOriginal 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).  Interior & instrument lamps replaced with LED.  As a Monza 900, the car is 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 most 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 are perfect and clear (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 90% 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 mine at a car show (He likely won't try again...). Included is a shift knob made from a #11 billiard ball (red/white).  I use it 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 Good.  NOS, they're super-rare and 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!


Slightly Goofy, but relevant videos:

Parking Lot Demo
Love those whining gears
Idle Demo

Please be sure all of your questions are answered. before placing your bid.

Legal stuff:  Please note that this car is being sold as is/where is - No warranty/guarantee is expressed or implied in this listing.  Winning bidder to pay $500 via Paypal within 48 hours of close of auction.  Please note that the Corvair is listed locally, so I reserve the right to end the listing if necessary.  If you're in the Tampa Bay Area and would like to see the car, please feel free to contact me.

If you're in the market for a beautiful and unique classic, consider this '62 Corvair Monza 900 convertible. For those new to the Corvair, take a few minutes and read about the history of this very unique American classic, produced from 1960 -> 1969.  One of my favorite American car stories. 

While shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, I'll assist in any way I can to help you get this baby in your driveway.

Listen to the guy in the video... You won't be disappointed!  Thanks so much for visiting.  Steve G.

On Dec-23-17 at 16:32:25 PST, seller added the following information:

Lowered reserve.  Motivated seller.

On Dec-25-17 at 09:23:50 PST, seller added the following information:

Additional info: valve cover gaskets also replaced during pushed tube seal replcement.  Thx!

Current Price: $14,995.00

20967w317159 Completed 2017-12-27 12:26:37