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1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza


This is a 1969 Corvair Monza 140 hp automatic transmission coupe. It is # 33xx of the 6000 made in the last year of production.

I bought the 87xxx original mile car in Phoenix Az in 2014 and brought it back to Canada.

The colour is Olympic Gold with a black bucket seat interior that includes factory headrests, Soft-Ray tinted glass all around and a very rare AM/FM radio.

This desert Monza runs, drives and handles like new. It has been driven no more than 500 miles since coming north.

Asking $12000.00, will consider reasonable offers. Also listed on Winnipeg Kijiji.

The car will be saftied on sale.IMG_2541.JPGIMG_2543.JPGIMG_2553.JPGIMG_2556.JPGIMG_2561.JPG

 



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Must be among some of the rarest Corvairs, being the last and lowest production year. I have never seen a 1969 Corvair myself. Beautiful car and good luck with the sale. Cheers. George



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Thanks George for the kind words and good wishes!



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I really like this car. It would be interesting to know the production date. After November 15th 1968 production was moved away from the main line at Willow Run to a small (400ft) line manned by 43 "top workers who had an interest in Corvair". About 2600 '69 Corvair's were built this way and are considered the best Corvair's ever built.

 



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Our family  baby sitter at the time got a 1969 Blue convertible, blue guts, blue top for her  16th birthday. ( I believe a Central Chev car)

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Nice car there Oldgoat! The 140 horse was kinda rare. Besides adding 2 carbs to the existing 2 they ended up with a 4-carb engine that also came with a stronger block than other Corvair engines.

It is telling, the effect on sales after Nader's overblown assailing of the Corvair in his book "Unsafe at Any Speed". At the 1975 conclusion of the lawsuit brought about in the mid-60s, the judge actually said that the Corvair was not the dangerous ill-handling car that everyone claimed (except for the 1962 & earlier prior to the retrofit of the camber limiting spring), he said it was the "best handling compact". It is worth stating again, "best handling compact".

Sales of the Corvair were going along great in 1965 and were on course in 1966 until Nader's propaganda was published. After that, annual sales were cut in half from the previous year, every year in turn until the end. The Corvair 500 was low production due to the popularity of the Monza. 500 sales stayed consistent but low; meanwhile the Monza sales kept dropping so that by 1969 they made more 500s than Monzas. The 1969 Models incorporate all the engineering changes accumulated over the years, from stronger front crossmember, improved throttle cable ends, bigger oil cooler, improved rust prevention. Smog pumps on the 1968+ models were not very good and put extra load on the already iffy fan belt that snaked around on several planes. It is kinda strange that the 1969 Corvair didn't share the door guard beams or ignition/steering interlock (because it wasn't actually required by law until 1970 so they didn't bother).

A neighbor from 1970 - 1974 owned a nice 1968 Corvair Monza with the 140-horse engine & Powerglide. Painted Cordovan Maroon, it was one of the rare later models with side marker lights. There was also a Grotto Blue '68 Monza convertible in town, although I never saw it after 1972.



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Thanks fellas for the kind words. The build date of this one is 01C which I believe to be the 3rd week of January. It is indeed one of the cars built on the dedicated Corvair assembly line. Previously they were built along with Novas. With so few being built it was problematic scheduling production.

It gets along fine and is very smooth with the irs and when those secondary carbs open up....  



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Awesome car   



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Aw gee shucks, Thanks Carl!



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She's a beauty!  Good luck with the sale!



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