Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:00 am, April 11, 2011
A pair of ‘Vairs — rear-engined Chevy Corvairs, that is. Sitting side-by-side just off the road in Sanborn, N.Y. are a blue ’65 Monza sport coupe, and a white ’66 Monza sport sedan. The four-door was unique in its category as the only four-door hardtop compact. Sales would soon start a fatal downswing, even though safety issues, which were brought to the nation’s attention by Ralph Nader, had pretty much been taken care of by this time. The blue ’65 had a list price of $2,347 and almost 89,000 were produced; while almost 13,000 ’66 Monza four-doors had a starting price of $2,424. The final year for the Corvair was 1969, when 6,000 were produced.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know