Friday, October 18, 2019

110 Horsepowerglide: 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

This next car looks to be a good example of the Corvair and is the top of the line Monza trim version...but like the Porsche 912, it is severely lacking in the powertrain part of the equation...because it is a base 110 horsepower flat-6 mated to a two-speed powerglide slushbox. Find this 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza offered for $8950 in Grover Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
VIN: 105378W102678
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 86251
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe
Beautiful 1968 Corvair Monza 110hp, powerglide automatic in excellent condition.

I bought this lovely blue Corvair in 2015 in its present restored condition from Shade’s Classic Cars in Hastings, NE. The car is beautiful and clean inside and out. And it runs as well as it looks with all systems working as they should. The car starts, idles, shifts, drives and brakes with no issues.

The body is extremely clean and nearly rust free with only a small amount of rust showing on the left side of the engine opening under the rubber seal (see photo). Underside is clean and floors are solid.

Interior features custom cloth upholstery, center console with padded armrest and a stock pushbutton AM radio that works. The clock is not working.

Other features are dual mufflers, luggage rack and rear-mounted antenna.

Odometer shows 86,251 miles – actual miles unknown.

Since purchasing, the following items have been installed:
• New battery
• New Maxxis 185/80-R13 tires
• New fuel tank
• New fuel pump

See a better way to drive a slow classic?


  1. This thing looks so clean that it might be fun to tool around town as is.

  2. My first car @ 15yo was a 61 Corvair 2DR with a 4 speed paid $25 bucks from my neighbor was not running put a new coil in it and it ran fine smoked a little @ high speed. Was a blast to drive the powerglides not as much fun keep a extra fan belt in the boot you will need it very soon.

  3. Doesnt look like the correct seat pattern or materiel, anyone know otherwise? Unless you bastardize it, not much you can do with it. Probably owned by a sporty AARP aged farmer back in the day. Just needs two more doors.

    1. That is not the factory seat/door panel pattern, but it does look pretty good for being incorrect.


    2. ^^ Actually, it looks a bit like the Levi's Edition that Gremlins and Jeeps used to have.

  4. Great find, beauty.

  5. 95 Horsepower is the base engine. With the 4-speed, the 110 is pretty peppy in this car. Never tried one with a 'glide though. According to my mechanic, the 110 is also less finicky than the 140 or 180.



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