Thursday, December 30, 2010

1962 Corvair Monza Wagon - A Major Project

This is not a car that you could make presentable and get back on the road with a weekend's worth of work. It's a major project, but one that I hope someone takes on.

The Monza version of the Corvair station wagon was built for just one year, 1962. The Corvair station wagon in general was not a huge seller for Chevy (they built it for just two years; 1961 and 1962) and not many people ponied up the extra cash for the Monza version. Out of a total of close to 300,000 Corvairs built in 1962, just over 2300 were Monza wagons. If I remember correctly (I used to own a bunch of Corvairs, including a Monza wagon), that makes it the second rarest Corvair model ever. (The 1969 Convertible being the rarest.)

This car is a basket case (more like a "Rubbermaid case" as many parts are in rubber bins), but it's all there and looks to be fairly solid.

The asking price is an extremely reasonable $500.00. If you start working on it right away you could have it finished in time for its 50th birthday.

Located in Oakland, CA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

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