Potential: ’63 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Turbo
This is a fairly rare surviving example of an early Corvair Spyder. It is the Monza, no doubt named after the Italian race track, and it is a 4-speed Turbo. Of course, as you can tell by the photo, it is also a convertible. One might say this version is the closest the early Corvair came to being a real Porsche. There were tweakers of this model and the most famous and probably most effective was built by John Fitch. It is hard to find a real Fitch-built Corvair. You could build one yourself by purchasing the parts direct from Fitch. Therefore it is difficult to know which one is a clone and which one is a period build. We only mention this because this one is a blank canvas that is priced at a point where substantial modifications can be added. Take the Corvair that Classic Motorsports (photo included for reference) built. It looks the same but heavily upgraded to be a really cool piece. The last time we checked the eBay auction for that one, it was at $22,000. Our Hemmings find is priced at $7500 leaving room for mechanical fiddling, cosmetics and accessories. The listing has pictures of the floor and chassis and they all appear solid. It was originally white and we would return it to that color. Click here for the Hemmings listing.