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V8-Powered 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Roadster

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$12,500

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V8-Powered 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Roadster

Winning Bid: $12,500 (USD) by: SPEED

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Chassis/VIN:

30967W284713

Location:

Pleasanton, California

Odometer:

1,229 (Mi)

Lot Number:

3805172

Engine:

283ci V8

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Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

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Winning Bid: $12,500 (USD) by: SPEED

Auction Type:  No Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

30967W284713

Location:

Pleasanton, California

Odometer:

1,229 (Mi)

Lot Number:

3805172

Engine:

283ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1963 Corvair Monza is finished in Saddle Tan over a tan vinyl interior and has been extensively modified with power provided by a front-mounted 283ci V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Professionally built over a two-year period, modifications include relocating the engine to the front, a rear-end sourced from a Chevrolet S10, and Mustang II front end with disc brakes. Currently located in Pleasanton, California, this Corvair Resto-Mod is now offered by the selling dealer on a clear Washington State title.

The body received a two-stage refinish in its factory color of Saddle Tan Exterior during the restoration. Features include a louvered decklid and the addition of a front grille and various badges around the body. The convertible top was removed during the build, but the factory mounting points were left intact. The top frame is included in the sale, complete with the bows, front latches, and other components; however, the canvas top is deteriorated and will need to be replaced. Currently, a custom made vinyl boot cover is fitted in place of the top. The seller notes several areas of orange peel and mottling in the paint; photos are provided in the gallery.

15" Rally wheels finished in silver with chrome trim rings and center caps are wrapped in Primewell tires in the rear and Firestones’ in the front. The front suspension and steering configuration consists of Mustang II components and was sourced from Johnny Law Motors, consisting of tubular A-arms, rack-and-pinion steering, and disc brakes. A solid rear axle with traction bars and drum brakes is located in the rear, and adjustable coil-overs are mounted all around.

The interior features bucket seats upholstered in tan vinyl with a matching custom rear seat cushion and matching tan carpeting and door panels. A polished shifter with a black shift boot and knob is mounted n the transmission tunnel, and lap belts were added as well.

Behind the two-spoke steering wheel, a 160-mph speedometer is flanked by auxiliary gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. The five-digit odometer shows 1,200 miles since completion of the build; true mileage is unknown. 

Power is provided by a 283ci Chevrolet V8 that resides in the front of the car. It features 1.94″ stainless steel intake valves with hardened seats as well as tube headers feeding dual exhausts, finned valve covers, Holley four-barrel carburetor and chrome air cleaner. The 4-speed manual transmission and rear-end were sourced from a 1980's Chevrolet S10 pickup.

Additional photos showing the undercarriage are provided in the gallery below.

The rear engine compartment has been converted into a useable trunk that houses both the battery and fuel tank.

 

AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 1/19/21 5:00PM MST: Photos of the car during the restoration process and the trim tags have been added to the end of the gallery. 

AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 1/21/21 4:00PM MST: Photos of the included convertible top frame, bows, and latches have been added to the end of the gallery.

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Comments & Questions

January 25, 2021
01:26 PM
Seller

Last chance for a special custom at a great price!

January 25, 2021
11:51 AM
Seller

@19_GTCS – What a build! I can only imagine the time that went into converting this to front engine ...

Thanks so much! The car was built by an experienced restorer/hot rod builder who had a particular interest in engineering and designing unique vehicles. You are correct, the car was built at considerable expense, not to mention a substantial time investment. The current bid represents a fraction of the build cost for a car that is sure to be the only one at the next car show!

January 25, 2021
10:50 AM

What a build! I can only imagine the time that went into converting this to front engine

January 25, 2021
10:10 AM
Seller

@Daral – Would have to have windshield wipers or i could not legally drive it in Ontario! ...

We understand. We would recommend you do a quick Google search and you will find a number of inexpensive alternatives to aftermarket solutions for adding wipers and satisfying your local motor vehicle requirements. We have removed the reserve so this unique, high performance Corsairs will find a new home today. Thank you for your interest and bids. We will be available to answer any last minute questions prior to the end of the auction at 12:30pm.

January 25, 2021
08:48 AM

@Daral – Before I bid I need to know how much it would cost me for you to get the top fixed/ restored, windshield wipers working, and a heater/ defroster working so I could drive it home to Thunder Bay Ontario, Would also need it stored until May. Can you tell me why top was not done.? ...

Would have to have windshield wipers or i could not legally drive it in Ontario!

January 23, 2021
11:23 AM

@CLASSICCARSLTD – Daral, thank you for your interest in the Corvair. The car was built as a Resto-Mod for use in fair weather and the "weather" items were not deemed necessary as is often times the case with many street rods/hot rods built for top down use. While the restorer / builder chose to delete the top but did not alter the original mounting points so that it could be installed should a new owner have an interest in doing so, but he preferred the clean, custom look of the rear boot cover and interior upgrades. We will be posting photos of the top that includes the top bows, frame, fasteners and fabric (that will require replacing). The windows are fully functional front and back. The cost to add a heater and windshield wipers would vary considerably depending on the part of the world where the work is performed, who completes the work and other factors. From our experience, the addition of aftermarket components for heat and/or air and wipers would be the most economical approach but is something we are not going to complete as most prospective buyer view the Corvair as a highly specialized, fair weather, limited use Resto-Mod. As to driving the car to Ontario Canada, the state of California has strict requirements when it comes to a new owner driving a vehicle in the state without the payment of local taxes and fees. We would be glad to answer any additional questions by telephone and can be reached at 925-846-1451. Thank you, Classic Cars Ltd. ...

Thanks for the reply I guess I already have too many toys ( my kids view and girlfriend) 6 actually

January 21, 2021
10:09 AM
Seller

@gsmallassociates – What is conditiion and fitment /operation of the top? ...

Please refer to our reply to Daral on 1/19/20 listed below. We have sent photos of the convertible top to Auto Hunter to post as part of the listing. Please note while the convertible top will require restoration to bring it to the level of the remainder of the car, the major components are intact and the mounting points on the car remain in place. Thank you for your interest in the Corvair.

January 21, 2021
09:04 AM

What is conditiion and fitment /operation of the top?

January 19, 2021
04:07 PM
Seller

@Daral – Before I bid I need to know how much it would cost me for you to get the top fixed/ restored, windshield wipers working, and a heater/ defroster working so I could drive it home to Thunder Bay Ontario, Would also need it stored until May. Can you tell me why top was not done.? ...

Daral, thank you for your interest in the Corvair. The car was built as a Resto-Mod for use in fair weather and the "weather" items were not deemed necessary as is often times the case with many street rods/hot rods built for top down use. While the restorer / builder chose to delete the top but did not alter the original mounting points so that it could be installed should a new owner have an interest in doing so, but he preferred the clean, custom look of the rear boot cover and interior upgrades. We will be posting photos of the top that includes the top bows, frame, fasteners and fabric (that will require replacing). The windows are fully functional front and back. The cost to add a heater and windshield wipers would vary considerably depending on the part of the world where the work is performed, who completes the work and other factors. From our experience, the addition of aftermarket components for heat and/or air and wipers would be the most economical approach but is something we are not going to complete as most prospective buyer view the Corvair as a highly specialized, fair weather, limited use Resto-Mod. As to driving the car to Ontario Canada, the state of California has strict requirements when it comes to a new owner driving a vehicle in the state without the payment of local taxes and fees. We would be glad to answer any additional questions by telephone and can be reached at 925-846-1451. Thank you, Classic Cars Ltd.

January 19, 2021
03:18 PM

Before I bid I need to know how much it would cost me for you to get the top fixed/ restored, windshield wipers working, and a heater/ defroster working so I could drive it home to Thunder Bay Ontario, Would also need it stored until May. Can you tell me why top was not done.?

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