This is a 1965 or later new style design Corvair Monza 110. (110 hp) The style change greatly helped increase the number of this model sold. It was good to see one parked in the neighborhood. The father said, "You want it." "Take it." "It's my son's car." It's his project." He also said he wasn't sure what year the car was. Maybe you know?
The Corvair was produced from 1960 to 1969. It was the only American car mass produced with a rear-mounted and air-cooled engine. This car fit right in the new import market of smaller European cars that were economical and sporty. I still like the Karmann Ghia.
The Corvair, in 1962, introduced the Monza Spyder with a turbocharged 150 hp engine. It was dubbed the "poor man's Porsche." The 1965 Corvair Corsa came with a turbocharged 140 hp engine. The Corsa came standard with an instrument panel featuring a 140 mph (230 km/h) speedometer with resettable trip odometer, a 6,000 rpm tachometer, cylinder head temperature gauge, analog clock with a sweeping second hand, a manifold vacuum/pressure gauge and fuel gauge.
All of this in a light body. Is it any wonder the Chevrolet Camaro was its successor.
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