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Made To Drive | S12 E06

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza: Handed Down And Modified

Passed down through generations, this low-riding American is far from '60s stock.
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Charles W. Moss
Charles W. Moss
3 years ago

I love Corvairs and I love this video. I have a 1965 Corvair Corsa that has been tastefully modified. The lines on the late model coupe is a great template to create something even more unique. Air cooled is very cool.

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland
3 years ago

No set back stopped him to fulfill his childhood dream… the epitome of an enthusiast – perfectly captured in this wonderful video.

David Hu
David Hu
3 years ago

Beautiful car. Also, props to the DoP for the subtle touches in the film!

James Tucker
James Tucker
3 years ago

This is a really neat story. I hope this man gets everything he wants out of life with his corvair.

Don
Don
3 years ago

Like very much what he has done, and his talents. Never saw one this nice even back in the day !

Bertram Wooster
Bertram Wooster
3 years ago

One of your best ever!

CMart
CMart
3 years ago

Wow! Fantastic car and lovely story!

P-Nut
P-Nut
3 years ago

Great film.

Chris Leighton
Chris Leighton
3 years ago

Love it when the lemons outshine the princes. Great design killed by media noise.

That guy and car are all class.

James
James
3 years ago

A++++++

HIP deluxe
HIP deluxe
3 years ago

Wonderful film (as pretty much always!), lovely guy and great passion shown for these FUN cars…took me back to the late ’80s/early ’90s and my 1960 4-door. Not as cool as a second series 2-door…but lots of great times were had with this little cutie!

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer
3 years ago

In the late 60’s in was fairly common to see a couple of tricked-out Corsa models running in the autocross scene around LA. Of course back then an autocross was called a “slalom.” I used to think a pastel yellow Corsa with black interior was at least as cool as a 356 Porsche. I still do.

cbell92129
cbell92129
3 years ago

Nicest Corvair that I’ve ever seen…great shop as well! Nice to see someone keeping them on the road and full of passion for the model.

Dennis White
Dennis White
3 years ago

I guess this is a bit of a resto, and while I’m normally not big on restos, this car is just the coolest with the subtle mods. Great job, Christian!

Dennis White
Dennis White
3 years ago
Reply to  Dennis White

Thank you Petrolicious monitors so I didn’t have to lower myself!

flyfast69
flyfast69
3 years ago

Love his passion for these cars and the story behind it. It’s great to see s story about the “average Joe”, that makes his dreams come true. Stunning car that is tastefully redone. Fantastic Job. Hats off to him.

Michael Squeo
Michael Squeo
3 years ago

Great story and as always, well told. When in college and for a few years after, I owned a ’65 Corsa. What a fantastic car but ultimately rust caught up with it. Light blue with a white interior. I added a great free-flow exhaust system and we used to take it through the Lincoln Tunnel just to listen to it echo.

James Jensen
James Jensen
3 years ago

Awesome car. Beautifully done. (And yes, I do have little bit of garage envy). As a happy owner of a 65 Corsa and a 71 Chevelle, I can attest to how unique the Corvair is to the American car scene. It was figuratively and literally the polar opposite of what Detroit was doing at the time.

tonydization
tonydization
3 years ago
Reply to  James Jensen

…and that boxer flat six was used years before one was used in a 911.

Larry Kirkpatrick
Larry Kirkpatrick
3 years ago

Great story. Done in very good taste.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
3 years ago

The Corvair was such an interesting experiment. The car could have evolved into an American Porsche. Somehow the US market just wasn’t having it back then. Front engine V6s and V8s with live rear axles dominated the enthusiast market. Much of the Heartland where I grew up is blocked out on a grid with straight roads intersecting at 1 mile intervals. On straight, flat, two-lane black top the advantages of rear or mid engined cars with flat-opposed engines do not come to the fore. In the mid-west there were few places to drive them.

Jared
Jared
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert in LA

Such is my conundrum of living here; I love old muscle cars but because I’m in the Midwest it’s ALL I get to see. Show me something different and I’ll take notice.

Austin Powers
Austin Powers
3 years ago

Stunning car. GM got it right with the second gen version, but unfortunately the car’s fate was sealed with its past history and the eventual intro of the Camaro.

Corvair guys are really unique, they have a real passion for these cars and are not afraid to turn their own wrenches.

I like this guy, his work and taste are above par. Would have really loved to have seen all the bicycles that were stored on the second floor of his ultra clean shop.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
3 years ago
Reply to  Austin Powers

Wonderful shop. I watched him open the upper drawer of his tool chest with envy. So much space. Everything laid out in neat rows. My box is the old style. The ‘highboy’ type that everyone used during the last half of the 20th century. Narrow, tall, and completely full.

Sean Smith
Sean Smith
3 years ago

What a great story, what a great car. A legacy that will live on So very cool!

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay
3 years ago

Thanks to this righteous dude for the education on the Corvair.. ! fantastic .. !! Kurt

Marc Fischer
Marc Fischer
3 years ago

Love this!!!

jeff duval
jeff duval
3 years ago

What a kewl dude and vid; how refreshing 🙂 !