Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963

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Lot 397
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963

€ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 11,000 - 16,000
To be sold without reserve
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Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Carrossée par Fisher
Châssis n° 119965

•Emblématique conception américaine de véhicule à moteur arrière
•Une des premières rares voitures suralimentées
•Magnifique combinaison de coloris
•Autrefois restaurée
•Complète, avec notice d'utilisation et de présentation d'origine

La Corvair, lancée fin 1959, était une voiture compacte à moteur arrière, très anticonformiste pour les Américains. Motorisée par un six-cylindres à plat de 2,3 litres refroidi par air et dotée de quatre roues indépendantes, elle était aussi éloignée des standards de l'industrie automobile américaine qu'on pouvait l'être. Le public commença par la bouder et elle se vendait mollement jusqu'à ce qu'arrive le coupé Monza Club qui transforma son image de petite berline familiale en amusante voiture de sport. Une Monza décapotable vint enrichir la gamme en 1962, alors que son moteur avait été porté à 2,4 litres. Mais l'évènement de cette année fut le lancement du Spyder, dont le nom faisait référence à la présence d'un turbocompresseur davantage qu'à une carrosserie découverte. Connue comme "la Porsche du pauvre", la Monza Spyder de 150 chevaux était la plus rapide des Corvair ; elle est aujourd'hui la plus recherchée des modèles de la série 1 (avant 1965).

La Monza Spyder proposée, faisant depuis longtemps partie de la célèbre collection Nespoli, en Italie du Nord, est d'un magnifique noir avec un délicieux intérieur en vinyle rouge. Elle a manifestement été restaurée il y a longtemps, mais elle a toujours bel aspect et elle présente l'avantage d'être vendue avec une notice d'utilisation de la Corvair 1963, document d'origine, et une brochure "Présentation de la Corvair Spyder", deux ouvrages peu répandus. Cette rare Monza Spyder est proposée avec ses documents d'immatriculation italiens annulés ; c'est une opportunité qu'aucun collectionneur sérieux ne peut se permettre de manquer.

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé
Coachwork by Fisher
Chassis no. 119965

•Landmark American rear-engined design
•Rare early turbocharged car
•Beautiful colour combination
•An older restoration
•Complete with rare original owner's guide and introduction

Highly unconventional by American standards, the compact, rear-engined Corvair was introduced in late 1959. Powered by an air-cooled, 2.3-litre, horizontally-opposed six, and featuring independent suspension all round, the Corvair was as far from America's automotive mainstream as it was possible to get. An initially suspicious public was slow to respond and sales were sluggish until the arrival of the Monza Club Coupé changed the model's image from small family saloon to fun sports car. A convertible Monza joined the range in 1962, by which time the Corvair engine had grown to 2.4 litres, but the big news that year was the introduction of the 'Spyder', although in this case that designation referred to the presence of a turbocharger rather than an open body. Known as 'the poor man's Porsche', the 150bhp Monza Spyder was the fastest of the Corvairs and today is the most sought-after of the 1st Series (pre-1965) models.

A long-time resident of the famous Nespoli Collection in northern Italy, this Monza Spyder is beautifully finished in black with a lovely red vinyl interior. Obviously an older restoration, it still presents well and has the added advantage of being sold together with an rare original 1963 Corvair owner's guide and 'Introduction to Corvair Spyder' brochure, both rare items in themselves. Offered with cancelled Italian registration papers, this rare Monza Spyder is an opportunity that no serious collector can afford to miss.
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Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Coupé 1963
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