Chevrolet Corvair Monza Series photo

1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Series

Chevrolet produced 6,807 examples of the 2-door hardtop sport coupe Corvair Monza and 1,386 examples of the convertible bodystyle. Pricing began at $2,500 for the sport coupe and $2,620 for the convertible. The horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine had a lightweight aluminum block and a 164 CID displacement size. The 'Turbo-Air' Six offered 95 horsepower and most received automatic transmissions. Standard features included a heater and defroster, hubcaps, a glove box light, dual headlamps, carpeting, and front bucket seats. The convertibles had courtesy lights while the coupes had a folding rear seat with had a new and improved latching mechanism.

The Monza Series had a high-grade interior finished in gold, black or blue. Other distinguishing features included rocker panel moldings, full wheel covers, chrome roof gutter strips, wheel lip moldings, and rear panel outline trim strips. To further distinguish the Monza Series, Chevy added Monza inverted delta-wing badges behind the front wheels.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2018

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Price Comparison

1968 Corvair Monza Series
$2,630-$166,900
1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Series Price Range: $2,500 - $2,630

$2,600 - $3,797
$2,630 - $3,240

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chevrolet
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)2,579,509
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)2,420,564
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)1,830,319
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)1,451,305
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)2,092,947
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)2,139,290
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)2,206,639
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)2,206,639
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)2,375,118
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)2,318,619
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)2,237,201

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