1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder most desirable Early Model

1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder most desirable Early Model

The year 1964 was the signature year for the unveiling of the State-of-The-Art 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder. This was one of the early first generation Corvair Creations, that reflected noticeable body changes. There were around 12,000 of this particular style of automobile manufactured, and once it rolled off the assembly line, it soon became the most desirable of all Chevrolet Spyder Models.



Even today owners of this automobile get together and form large Internet organizations around this year and model. In addition to this, many have formed physical clubs, and travel for miles to attend meetings and car shows. There is one club in particular called the Corvair Society of America, which is a huge club that has about five thousand members, and it grows every year. Anyone looking to purchase a 1964 Corvair Spyder can expect to pay an average price of $14,206. However, the price fluctuates depending on the condition. One that is in excellent condition can go upwards of $27,100, one that is in good condition will go for the average price just listed. It is possible to acquire one that is in fair condition for around $5000, but be prepared to put money into it, in order to restore it to at least average conditions.



Spyder General Information



This model has an aluminum air cooled engine, located in the rear of the car. The complete induction and exhaust system was tailor made to the engine, and first generation model's of this car had a rear axle suspension. Something special is the fact that GM's Z-body was applied to this model, which appealed to sports car owners, and the Unique Spyder design attracted many European car buyers, and enticed them to change over.



What Made This Car So Desirable


One of the major reasons that this car was so desirable, was the fact that Judson and Paxton fitted the Corvair with turbochargers. Previously, cars of this type had to rely on traditional superchargers for an energy boost. The great thing about having the turbo, is the fact that no mechanical drive was needed. In addition to this, the power was noticeably increased, and the noise level was very low. The power was there if you needed it, and it was very fuel efficient. On the open road, you could tap into a decent150 horsepower reserve, which translated to around 4,400 RPM. The 1964 Corvair Spyder engine displacement was raised to 164ci. Many enthusiasts say the HP of the 1964 Spyder was close to 180HP.


Key Features


Both automatic and standard shifts in this car respond well, there is a durable transmission for manual shifting or a smooth automatic gear change experience. In relation to the overall suspension, the ride is even and level, it corners well, doesn't make knocking noises, and responds well in tight or quick turns. It uses the old shoes and drum brakes, plus it has no problem in quick stops. The setup is very firm, and the steering has a balanced feel to it; there is no play or pull even at high speed



The Overall Appearance - The 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder has a very striking design that catches your eye instantly. Getting in one and taking a ride takes you back in time, when cars were very well constructed and durable. Even though this well-made car does not have all of the modern electronic gadgets of today's different models, this make and model is in a class of its own.




*Prices are from Hagerty.com



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Anthony Johnson is the owner and President of Monza Motion, LLC which owns and operates two companies out of Hamilton, Ohio. Monza Auto Parts which is the retail side of the business and Monza Energy is the powerplant research and development division. Anthony is an avid motorsports fan and classic car collector. He has a passion for the Chevrolet Corvair, which is a car that has forever changed America. He has a degree in Computer Forensics and Network Security from SWFC and is considered an Information Security expert. Anthony has worked with the DoD and major financial institutions across the United States.




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