1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Sport Coupe, Yellow, Low Mileage

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  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Monza
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 48,728
  • VIN: 105375W246533
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 2.7L 164Cu. In. H6 GAS Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


For sale is a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza sport coupe in Butternut Yellow with less than 49,000 original miles on the odometer.

An unrestored driver’s car, this Monza is a survivor-class vehicle that has been meticulously maintained by diligent collectors since it rolled off of General Motors’ Willow Run assembly line more than 51 years ago.

The current owner is a longtime Corvair enthusiast and automotive journalist who has featured this car in The New York Times. The vintage year-of-manufacture green license plate is welcome to stay with the car, especially if the next owner intends to keep it registered in Indiana.

This excellent Corvair wears optional hubcaps with chrome knock-off style spinners. Hubcaps with plastic Monza inserts also come with the car as well as several boxes of spare parts, maintenance books and manuals—including the first owner's original Protect-O-Plate metal stamp and guidebook.

A Monza with its complete chrome bright work, this car sports a 110-horsepower flat-six engine that starts and operates flawlessly. It just received an oil change with fresh high-zinc lubricant and a new oil filter. The car, which is always filled up with premium unleaded gasoline, has been fitted with a replacement fuel tank and a modern electric fuel pump that is not visible within the engine bay. Other tasteful updates include dual exhausts with polished chrome pipes that offer a slightly louder and more pleasant note than the factory's single exhaust.

Originally painted in Crocus Yellow—later called Butternut Yellow which is extremely similar—the car received a respray in 1998. A tiny amount of surface bubbling can be found in advance of the right rear wheel. Some surface rust can also be seen around chrome bright work. Current and prior owners have carefully touched up road chips and other blemishes. The car appears to have received a complete rubberized undercoating and does not show any past body work.

This car is said to be carrying its original Firestone spare tire, which is stored in the engine bay along with the original jack. Inside the trunk, the car is running a new brake master cylinder. The original triangle-shaped windshield washer bottle is stored on board. The trunk was recently given a fresh coat of period-correct grey and white GM-style spatter paint.

Other amenities—including the horn, turn signals, lighting, wipers, Delco AM radio and heating—work as they should. The original black upholstery has a few ripped spots due to its age and originality. Bucket seats contain Fisher lap belts, and the rear seat folds down for extra storage.

In short, this Corvair is a joy to drive and is ready to roll anywhere you want to take it.