Owner’s Manual, Defrost, AM Radio, AM/FM Radio, Manual Convertible Top, Cloth Interior, Heat, Seatbelts Pop the rear engine lid to find the 164 cubic-inch aluminum flat six. The 110 horsepower rating doesn’t sound like a whole lot at first, but Corvair people know better. Like a Porsche, the power is better utilized because the motor doesn’t turn a long driveshaft. Plus, by maximizing the weight over the rear wheels (engine, battery, and spare tire) it has a true traction advantage. So, maximized for utility, and only weighing 2,700 pounds makes this Corvair Monza plenty zippy. Later cars like this 1966 model are desirable because the troublesome generator was upgraded with a reliable, modern alternator. Plus, the ’66 models take advantage of Chevrolet’s updates to make Corvairs safer and handle much better. This included revised spring rates, a fully independent rear suspension modeled after the Corvette, larger brakes, and a front anti sway bar.
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