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Photo of a 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza ("Ashley")

"Ashley"

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

 
 

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Description: I bought my 1966 Corvair Monza, "Ashley", on eBay, and found that it would be a lot cheaper for my wife and I to fly to Denver from Philadelphia and drive the car home than it would be to have it transported... Not to mention a lot more fun! Face it: What real "Car Guy" (or "Car Gal") can pass up an adventure like 1,800 miles with their better half and best friend in an antique car that they'd never laid eyes on before except for a half-dozen pictures on eBay? Rose and I love a good road trip, so we made the arrangements with the seller, Harry's Classic Cars, to meet us at the airport in Denver with the paperwork. "Harry's" daughter and office manager, Ashley, met us there and made the entire process easy. The car was easily as good as it was described on eBay, and the dealer was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to do business with them again!

This album shows the entire trip, from our arrival at Philadelphia International through the flight, picking the car up in Denver, and sightseeing on the way home. There are even a few pics of our only trouble on the trip: A blowout in southern Ohio. Not much of a problem until you realize that the car didn't have a spare tire! AAA had us on a rollback to a tire store that had the exact tire we needed (right down to the width of the whitewall!) within half an hour, and we were rolling again just over an hour after the tire blew in the first place. Unfortunately, the car threw a very rare,very expensive wheel cover when the tire let go. If that's the only trouble, I think we did pretty damn well!
By: CorvairJim
Filed under: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza ("Ashley")
Number of photos: 50
Updated: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:55 pm
Trophies: 554 total

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Album photo 21
I don't recall what river this was - Does anyone recognize that...
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Album photo 22
THIS bridge I know: The famous "Chain Of Rocks" bridge across the...
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Album photo 23
Route 66 memorabilia on the Chain Of Rocks bridge.
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Album photo 24
Rose taking a break. Is that a cool bench or what?
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Album photo 25
This antique Ford fire engine is on the Chain Of Rocks bridge for...
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Album photo 26
Comin' atcha!
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Album photo 27
They really did it up right for the newbie to Route 66!
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Album photo 28
Yep, I had to get a shot of Rose there, too.
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Album photo 29
Our first sighting of the Arch.
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Album photo 30
What a magnificent sight!
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Album photo 31
In the parking lot for the Arch, nearly half a mile away. The thing...
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Album photo 32
Walking toward the Arch, I saw it framed through the trees and...
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Album photo 33
Rose at the top of the Arch
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Album photo 34
A kind stranger volunteered to take this one of both of us at the...
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Album photo 35
Downtown St. Louis from the Arch. That's the Missouri Capital...
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Album photo 36
A riverboat on the Illinois side of the Mississippi.
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Album photo 37
That parking lot is where we parked the Corvair. If you blow up...
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Album photo 38
Rose's favorite candy is red licorice, so we had to get this...
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Album photo 39
Our first sighting of a Route 66 sign actually on the road.
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Album photo 40
There she is - Our '66 parked under a Route 66 sign.
Trophies: 13
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Album photo 41
Crossing the Mississippi leaving Missouri. Only 5 states to go...
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