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1963 Chevrolet Corvair 283 V8 | 2000 Miles 

This 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder has been modified with a front-mounted 283ci V8, a four-speed manual transmission, a Mustang II front end, a solid rear axle, and adjustable coilovers. The project was reportedly carried out over two years by the previous owner, and also included a repaint in gold as well as interior customization with new tan vinyl upholstery. Approximately 1,900 miles have been driven since completion in spring 2019, and the car was acquired by the selling owner in 2021. This modified Corvair is offered in California with a clean California State title.

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VIN: 30967W284713

Year: 1963

Make: Chevrolet 

Model: Corvair Monza Spyder

Mileage: 1,900

Title Status: Clean

Carfax report: N/A

Engine type: 283 V8

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual

Modifications: 

Front engine conversion
independent rear suspension
fully built custom restomod hot rod
V8 small block chevy 283 engine
4 speed manual transmission
8 bolt differential
custom headers
new interior
New wiring
Complete restoration and restomod
Front disc Brakes and rear drum brakes

Maintenance history:

All maintenance done on time since the time of purchase in 2021 with invoices available. 

PPI checklist: Done

Rust?: None

Faults and needs: Some paint chips on the driver door jam

Dings/scratches/paint meter readings: N/A

Exterior condition: 8.5

Interior condition: 9

Drivetrain and engine: 9

 

How does the car drive? (mechanical aspects):

From the first turn of the key to the last moment when you step out of the car, this Corvair is always ready for anything you throw at it. The engine starts up right away every time and sounds fantastic as well, it idles normally and pulls very strongly. The suspension on the car is soft yet firm, and comfortable for long drives. The car handles turns very well and tracks pretty straight. The brakes on the car perform as they should and stop with no problems. 

Ownership lifestyle, how do you feel owning and driving the car?:
This Corvair puts a big smile on your face when driving it and everyone else's face when they see it! A light and nimble car with a big roar, this Corvair packs a punch and makes it a blast to drive.  

 

Why are you selling the car?:

Due to unforeseen business expenses, the owner is forced to sell this Corvair a lot sooner than expected. 

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The body wears a two-stage repaint in Saddle Tan (932), a front grille has been added, while other details include factory deck lid louvers as well as 283 and SS badges. The soft top has been removed and is in need of a new top, however the mechanical aspects function properly. 

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Painted 15″ rally wheels with chrome accents wear Firestone tires up front and Primewell rubber out back. A Mustang II-style front suspension and steering setup was reportedly sourced from Johnny Law Motors and features tubular A-arms, rack-and-pinion steering, and disc brakes. A solid rear axle with traction bars and drum brakes is located in the rear, and adjustable coilovers can be found at all four corners.

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Interior work reportedly included creation of new bucket seat covers, a rear cushion, and custom-fit carpets tailored to fit over the added transmission tunnel. The dash and other exposed sheet metal were repainted in body color.

A stock steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer flanked by four auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 1,900 miles since completion of the build, with actual mileage unknown. The selling dealer notes that no radio is installed, though a speaker grille remains present. An SS badge has been mounted to the glovebox door.

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The rear engine bay has been converted to a storage trunk with a texture-coated sheet metal floor, a battery mounted against the left inner quarter panel, and a fuel tank is positioned behind the forward bulkhead.

The former trunk is now home to a 283ci Chevrolet V8 that reportedly features 1.94″ stainless steel intake valves with hardened seats as well as tube headers feeding dual exhausts, finned valve covers, and a chrome air cleaner over a Holley four-barrel carburetor. An aluminum radiator rests on a fabricated support behind the grille. An oil change was performed in preparation for the sale.

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The four-speed manual transmission and solid rear axle are said to have been sourced from a 1980s Chevrolet S10 pickup. Additional pictures of the suspension, exhaust, and drivetrain components are located in the gallery. 

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