This 1964 Chevy Corvair Monza Spyder is a 77k mile survivor, sporting its original black paint and even its original 1964 Virginia plates. The seller says a repaint would get the car to show like new again, but how many 1964 survivors are left? If they weren’t scrapped, they’ve probably been restored.
Highlights of the Monza package were vinyl bucket seats with matching door panels and color-keyed carpet. The Spyder brought along the turbocharged flat six with 150 horsepower at 4,000 rpm. Throw in a 4-speed and we have a decent little sporty car, despite the bad rap the cars were stuck with thanks to Ralph Nader’s auto safety/publicity campaign.
Some light surface rust is visible underneath the car, which appears better than typical for a car this old. The seller says the original black paint “has several flaws.” Scratches and nicks surround the fuel filler door. The red interior is in decent condition. The passenger’s door panel is fraying at the bottom as is the rear seat cushion behind the driver.
“This car always starts right up and drives great.” That’s one of the first things you want to hear concerning old cars. The only items noted not to work are the radio and heater.
In the past year, 75 1964 Corvairs sold on eBay Motors. Good to excellent examples averaged from $5k to $9k. Monza Spyders are the most desirable from that year, with convertibles higher on the totem pole than coupes. Click here to see this one’s listing.