1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible

Beautiful Paint & Interior Combo, Factory Turbo, 4-Speed


Harry's Thoughts

The Corvair Monza Spyders are an absolute delight to drive and enjoy, and so far ahead of its time. Imagine what a brand GM would have today if Chevrolet had continued developing the Corvair? Think of its contemporary 356 Porsche and Corvette versus todays Porsches and the C8. A 2023 Corvair Monza Spyder would be incredible to conceive!


This 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible is striking in its Tuxedo Black on red color combination and is sporty with its turbocharger and four-speed manual transmission.  The lustrous paint, black canvas top and the very nice interior create a beautiful color combination that is perfect for tours and shows.

This Corvair Monza Spyder was produced the first week of December in 1964 at the Willow Run Factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan. By 2010, Ron Cooper of Oklahoma City acquired the Corvair and had much of the restoration work performed. During Mr. Cooper’s ownership, the Corvair underwent a fresh complete repaint in its original Tuxedo Black, the engine was rebuilt, the front suspension was rebuilt along with several other upgrades. Wayne Culbertson of Eiley, SC acquired the Monza Spyder approximately two years ago. Mr. Culbertson had driven the Corvair less than 2,000 miles while continuing to update it mechanically and cosmetically.  Today, the Corvair has accumulated 79,000 miles from new and is free of rust.

We love the color combination!  The Tuxedo Black livery is complemented by a single red pinstripe that follows the central body line.  The paint is newer and is nice overall and perfect for local car shows, touring and as a classic driver. The chrome and stainless-steel trim are original and in good condition with some of the chrome showing light pitting.  Overall, the trim looks very nice.  The manual convertible top has been upgraded from vinyl to a high-quality black canvas and it looks fantastic.  The wheel covers are the correct Monza covers and are in excellent condition and look great with the newer modern white walled radials.  This Corvair also has dual side mirrors that are in excellent condition.

The interior features red vinyl seats with a velour insert.  The red velour inserts are really a smart detail for keeping the seating surface cooler in the summer.  The two front seats also have red seatbelts.   The red dashboard and steering wheel are in excellent condition and look nearly new.  The red loop carpeting also appears to be in excellent condition.  The interior components were all sourced from Clark’s Corvair Parts.  The Spyder also features a retro-look digital stereo and a very practical aftermarket center console with two cup holders and storage bins for phones and other items.  Overall, the interior looks very nice and is ready to be enjoyed.

The air cooled and turbocharged 164 CID flat six-cylinder engine developed 150 hp and is in very nice condition after having been rebuilt in 2020.  The manifold pressure is as it should be and the turocharger performs as it should.  The engine has been recently resealed and has minimal leaking of oil. The four-speed manual transmission makes driving the Spyder a blast!  By 1964, the Corvair suspensions were vastly improved and anti-roll bars had been added for safety and handling.  The driving experience is unique on the Monza Spyder, they are very fun and agile.

We have this Monza Spyder Convertible priced well.  The Hagerty No. 2 Value is $24,700: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder | Hagerty Valuation Tools

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or This Monza Spyder is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible


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1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible
1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible


VIN 40667W161150
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 79,085
GEARBOX 4-Speed Manual
DOORS 2-Doors
INT COLOR Red Vinyl and Red Pleated Cloth Inserts
EXT COLOR Tuxedo Black
YEAR 1964
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Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder

In 1962, Chevrolet introduced the Corvairs with few changes at the beginning of the year. The bottom line 500 series station wagon was dropped and the 700 became the base station wagon. The "Lakewood" name was dropped. The ever-popular Monza line then took on a wagon model to round out the top of the line.…
In 1962, Chevrolet introduced the Corvairs with few changes at the beginning of the year. The bottom line 500 series station wagon was dropped and the 700 became the base station wagon. The "Lakewood" name was dropped. The ever-popular Monza line then took on a wagon model to round out the top of the line. In spring of 1962, Chevrolet committed itself to the sporty image they had created for the Corvair by introducing a convertible version, then offering a high-performance 150 hp (112 kW) turbocharged "Spyder" option for Monza coupes and convertibles, making the Corvair the second production automobile supplied with a turbocharger as a factory option, with the Oldsmobile F-85 Turbo Jetfire having been released earlier in 1962.  Corvair station wagons were discontinued at that point in favor the new Corvair Convertible and Chevy II (built at the same assembly plant). The slow-selling Loadside pickup was discontinued at the end of the model year. The rest of the Corvair 95 line of Forward Control vehicles continued. Optional equipment on all passenger cars (except wagons) included metallic brake linings and a heavy-duty suspension consisting of a front anti-roll bar, rear-axle limit straps, revised spring rates, and recalibrated shock absorbers. These provided a major handling improvement by reducing the potentially violent camber change of the rear wheels when making sharp turns at high speeds. The Turbocharged Spyder equipment group featured a multi-gauge instrument cluster which included a tachometer, cylinder head temperature, and intake manifold pressure gauges, Spyder fender script, and Turbo logo deck emblems, in addition to the high-performance engine.



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