1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder
164 ci 2.7 L 6 cylinder
Manual 4 Speed
The Chevrolet Corvair Spyder is a very collectible car. There were only 4761 units of the Monza Spyder Convertible produced in 64. Corvair was the only car produced by Chevrolet to feature a rear engine. With good performance, styling, good looks and very economical, it’s a great car to drive around town.
We are very proud to present this classic Monza Spyder. The Corvair was just treated to a complete engine rebuild here in Dallas. It had been in storage for quite some time in the owners garage. The body is in very good condition. It's straight and solid. The paint is in good condition all throughout, there are signs of some chips but nothing too noticeable. The car to our knowledge hasn't been totally restored, but was treated to a paint job not many years ago.
The bright work is in good condition throughout, and the car has the hard to find Spyder hub caps. The vinyl top is in fairly good condition, with two small repair spots on the rear right corner. The interior is original and showing some wear. The door panels and dashboard are original and some parts are showing their age. THe rear engine design gives more leg room in the front.
The convertible top is power operated. Gauges are basic for this years model, they are also surrounded by the auxiliary gauges which they are working as they should. The original AM radio is properly working and there is no A/C. A four speed manual transmission is one of the features that make this little Corvair fun to drive.
The seats as shown in the picture show a little bit of fading. When it comes to the engine compartment, a 164 cu in flat 6-cylinder engine powers this Corvair. Putting out 150 hp. The Spyder models came along with turbochargers. A turbo required no mechanical drive, made no noise or vibration, is efficient in the use of space and it greatly increased the power.
The owners of the Corvair decided it had sat long enough, so they sent it to us to have it totally gone over. The engine was completely rebuilt and the gas tank removed and cleaned and the brakes were completely redone. You will notice that the silver color of this Spyder is not it's original color.