Crocus Corvair: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Convertible – Sold!

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

February 20th Update:  preparing for our latest Topless Thursday update, we came across a fresh post for this Crocus Yellow 1965 Corvair convertible we first featured on December 12th.  The latest post features the exact same pictures, description, and price.  Good luck with the purchase!

With their fully independent coil spring suspension, the second-generation air-cooled Chevrolet Corvair introduced in 1965 such as the Crocus Yellow over Black example found on Craigslist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is competent handlers.  The private seller for this 52K original mile survivor is currently asking $8,900 for it, which relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide confirms he has his Monza priced slightly more than halfway between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $12,500 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $6,500.  

Chevrolet introduced a thoroughly redesigned second-generation Corvair for the 1965 model year that featured nicely updated styling yet, more importantly, a new fully independent coil-spring suspension that replaced the original swing axle setup Ralph Nader unfairly criticized in his book Unsafe at Any Speed.  Unfortunately by this time, Nader’s book combined with the huge popularity of Ford’s Mustang led to a rapid sales decline.

We like this Corvair Monza as these cars still represent a great entry-level car if you like a nice convertible for the summer that handles more like a modern car and can fit nicely in your garage.  Also, this car features the dashboard shifted automatically if you prefer not to own your own gears.  While the paint from an older restoration has its flaws, the completely rebuilt brake system, new carburetors, and fresh tune-up have this Corvair ready for you to enjoy in the spring.  The seller provides a nice walk-around video of his Corvair in the link below.  Good luck with the purchase!


Here’s the seller’s description:

“Nice car in good condition. Many new parts including New tires, new gas tank, new brake lines, new brakes, new carbs, new battery, oil change, full tune up. Runs great.
Solid car with very little bondo. Has been repainted not sure when. Automatic. 52,000 miles. Odometer works and speedometer works sometimes. Interior is in very good condition.

Full walk around video available here.

More pics available.

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