How the heck can a freshly restored mid-60s convertible be this affordable? Corvairs were never high-dollar cars, but this 1963 Corvair Monza convertible hits a lot of high notes, all for less than the price of a used Hyundai. How can you not want this car in your garage? In another part of the world, a 4-seater with a top that goes down and an air-cooled flat-six in back costs a giant pile of money, but even if its competition is six-cylinder Mustangs, the Corvair is a pretty neat trick. Nimble handling and a low center of gravity make it tossable, and you really can''t go wrong with bright Ember Red paint on a drop-top. Looking closely, it''s pretty obvious that the money spent was for love, not profit, simply because of how well-executed everything is. Good gaps, and a shine that will earn your respect when you wax it in the driveway next Saturday, all suggest that nobody was pinching pennies during the restoration. The chrome is good throughout, with some of it still original which speaks highly of this car''s pedigree and condition, and all the unique Corvair features like the louvered deck lid will give you something to talk about at shows. The interior was originally red, but the recently restored white vinyl buckets are a lot friendlier when you''re out in the sun. The detailed seat covers suggest a more expensive car, along with beautiful two-tone door panels with lots of bright trim. Chevy''s twin cockpit styling works almost as well here as it did in the ''63 Corvette, with the driver getting a compact instrument panel that houses all the major controls within fingertip reach. The steering wheel will look familiar to Chevy fans with its bright chrome trim rings, and it''s pretty darned cool to have a Hurst 4-speed with cue ball knob in your Corvair ragtop. A newer digital AM/FM/cassette stereo provides a decent soundtrack for cruising, and a newer white top with crystal clear rear window fits great. Having a trunk up front also helps in terms of space, and there''s no sign of damage in there either, just clean spatter-finish paint and a correct mat (the spare tire actually lives in the engine bay). The 164 cubic inch flat-six is a remarkable little piece of engineering. Today''s GM would never try such a thing, but here it is in all its glory, hanging out by the rear axle where it helps keep the tires planted and doesn''t waste horsepower spinning a driveshaft and U-joints. The NOM engine was rebuilt and dropped back into the engine bay with all its factory equipment intact, from the original air cleaner to the long, snaking fan belt that powers the accessories and the primary cooling fan. It''s linked to a 4-speed manual gearbox and an independent suspension, which gives this modest 4-seater the feeling of a much smaller, more nimble car. It also has that distinctive flat-six sound thanks to a newer exhaust system. The flat underbelly of the car is not detailed for show, but it is solid and ready to go without any additional investment, and the modestly-sized 185/80/13 whitewall radials look sporty with stock wire wheelcovers. How can this much fun be this affordable? Only in a Corvair. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.