1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Club Coupe

1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Club Coupe


Ah, Chevrolet Corvair. Easily the most controversial American car ever madeabout two million models were sold during the 1960s to 1969. It remains one of the standard 1960s Detroit cars in Sheep Chickenthe style of car monuments to date. I found it a game 1962 Monza Club Coupe at the Denver area work site last month.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking yard, fender badge - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsIn 1962, the Corvair was found in three trim levels: no frills 500, out of 700and Monza aka 900. There was also Vans for Corvair, wagonsand microphone This year.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking yard, front view - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsThe 1962 Monza was available as a sedan, coupe, wagon, and adjustable, and came with “deep twist” carpeting and “deluxe” steering wheel as standard equipment.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado yard wrecking, interior - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsThis car has pre-paid bucket seats, which reduces seating capacity from six to five people. Yes, the Corvair bench seat was a six-passenger car, though the six had to be ready to hug.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado yard damage, rear view right - © 2022 Murilee Martin - Car FactsThe entire indoor space was made possible by an air-cooled / rear car engine, which allowed the use of a flat floor.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking yard, engine - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsThis engine was an air-cooled six-boxer, wrapped in twin carburetor and fan tape in a corner that stood very well. This one was estimated to have a capacity of 80 horses in the new era; A turbocharged version of 150 horsepower was available in Monza Spyder. If you have automatic Powerglide transmission in Corvair non-turbo 1962, engine output increased to 84 horsepower.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado yard demolition, relocation - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About VehiclesThe primary distribution was a the third guide on the floorand a four-speed manual and Automatic dual powerglide automatically available as an option. This car has all four down, which cost an extra $ 65 (approximately $ 625 in 2022 frog skins).

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado yard wrecking, interior - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsA 2,500-pound, two-horsepower and two-speed automatic transmission must have been slow (the only Corvairs I have ever driven were a standard manual, and they were not very fast even according to 1960 standards), so. I managed to get one Powerglide Corvair inside 15 years of hunting history in shipwreck yards. Automatically it was also expensive, adding $ 157 to the Club Coupe cost of $ 2,483 (that’s approximately $ 1,515 for a $ 23,930 car in 2022 dollars).

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking yard, radio - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsThis car Je! having AM factory radio, which added $ 48 in price (approximately $ 465 today). These triangular symbols in the range of 640 and 1240 kHz show CONELRAD stationsyou had to agree when the Soviet planes were grounded your favorite songs for show Tsar Bombas.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking yard, gauges - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsOdometer shows 60,848 miles. Is it really 160,848 or 260,848? We will never know.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking, rusty yard - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsKama Many corvairs I find, this one has been sitting outside for decades, facing the weather. The interior is crisp, the color fades and there is little damage to the worms in common areas.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado demolition yard, dealer badge - © 2022 Murilee Martin - Car FactsThis seller’s badge indicates that it was sold for Ed Hammer businessman in Sheridan, Wyoming. It is very close to Montana, about 450 miles from Denver.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking yard, tire - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsI can’t say how long this car was from Wyoming to Colorado, but packed snow tires would be the best choice during the winter season in both states.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado yard wrecking, trim hood trim - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsThe Corvair was supposed to be a compact Chevrolet car for all intents and purposes, however first of the Chevy II front engine in 1962 to end this dream. The Chevy II did not have the space inside as Corvair, but it was cheap and unusual.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado wrecking yard, rear view - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsCorvair Sales peaked in 1961-1962, then declined with Chevy II (more Ford Falcon car and the Dodge Dart / Plymouth Valiant) attracted car buyers.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado demolishing axle lift yard - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About VehiclesCorvair Sales really fell on a rock during the model year of 1966. You can blame more than that for Ralph Nader and his book, though Danger at any speed targeted Corvair in just one of eight chapters. The death of Ernie Kovacs in the 1962 Corvair crash also contributed to the decline and collapse of Corvair. The swing axle The rear suspension – shown in this photo – largely caused the allegedly dangerous handling of Corvair, although the Volkswagen Beetles from the same era had the same issues of lifting and lifting the wheels. However, GM made Ralph Nader a big star by renting private cocks to try to destroy itand Corvair paid the price.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair 900 Monza in Colorado yard demolition, grille badge - © 2022 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsCorvaire it got a real suspension back in 1965 (Followed by US Beetle market a few years later), but at that time it was not very much changing in the theater. Corvair production continued until the end of the decade, mainly because the General refused to acknowledge that he felt any heat from Nader and his model.

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