Basic Information

Years of Manufacture: 1959 - 1969

Number Built:
* 1,271,089 (all models)

Price at Introduction:
* Base car: US$1810 - $1920
* Automatic transmission: $146

Body:
* Unitary construction

Models:
* Corvair Monza
* Corvair 4 Door Sedan
* Lakewood Wagon
* Convertible

Original Technical Information

Exterior Dimensions:
* Total Length: 15' 0" (457 cm)
* Total width: 5' 6.9" (170 cm)
* Height at kerb weight: 4" 3.3" (130 cm)
* Wheelbase: 9' 0" (274 cm)
* Front Track: 4' 6" (137 cm)
* Rear Track: 4' 6" (137 cm)

Curb Weight:
* 2415 lb (1098 kg)

Transmission:
* 3 Speed Manual
* Synchro to 2nd and 3rd
* Optional automatic torque converter
* Central gear lever
* Ratios:
1st: 11.43 or 12.53:1
2nd: 6.53 or 7.16:1
3rd: 3.55 or 3.89:1
Reverse: 2.89 or 14.09:1

Rear Axle Ratio:
* Hypoid bevel drive
3.55:1 or 3.89:1

Chevrolet Corvair Engine

Corvair Flat 6 Engine:
* Capacity: 2296cc / 140ci
* Type: Flat six, air-cooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type
* Configuration: Rear mounted, driving rear wheels
* Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
* Fuel System: Two Rochester single barrel downdraft type carburetors
* Bore and Stroke: 3.375 in. (85.7mm) x 2.60 in. (66mm)
* Power: 80 bhp @ 5200rpm
* Torque: n/a
* Compression Ratio: 8.0:1

Ignition and Electrical:
* 12 Volt
* 35 amp hour battery

Suspension:
* Front: Independent, coil springs and anti-dive wishbones
* Rear: Independent, coil springs and semi-trailing arms

Steering:
* Recirculation ball
* Steering wheel: Two-spoke, 16 in. diameter
* Turns lock-to-lock: 5

Brakes:
* Hydraulic duo-servo
* Front: Drum, 9 x 1.75 in.
* Rear: Drum, 9 x 1.75 in.

Wheels:
* 13" Steel

Tires:
* 6.50 x 13
* Pressure Front: 15 lb. sq.
* Pressure Rear: 26 lb. sq.
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