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


1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza


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Description: While Rose and I were on vacation at our timeshare in the Poconos this past October, we visited the friend of ours who had bought my '66 Corvair Monza, "Ashley", from us in August of last year. He told me that the car didn't seem to be running right, so I offered to check it out and see if there was anything wrong. He suggested I take it for a few days to get a good feel of how it's running, and I jumped at the chance! My first reaction was to be kind of disturbed that 1) he hadn't even begun the restoration that he said he had planned for it and 2) it was parked outdoors under a carport instead of in a garage - He has plenty of garage space. It was parked with the driver's window halfway down, so the interior was dusty and dirty, and there was some mold and mildew on the rug and seat belts. I spent an hour cleaning the car before we ever took it out on the road. Long story short, the only thing wrong with the car was that he drives like a little old lady, and just doesn't know how to get the most out of a performance car! About 10 miles into our drive back to the timeshare, we got caught about 5 cars back in traffic moving about 35 in a 45 zone. When we got to a passing zone, I downshifted to 2nd from 4th, signaled left and planted my foot in it. By the time we got to the front of the line, ol' Ashley was motoring along at about 70 per! Nothing wrong with that!
By: CorvairJim
Filed under: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza ("Ashley")
Number of photos: 38
Updated: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:33 am
Trophies: 501 total

Album photo 21
There was some beautiful scenery this year, and the fall leaves...
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Album photo 22
These Pocono mountain back roads are always a pleasure to drive,...
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The rock formation that gives Delaware Water Gap it's name.
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Album photo 31
WE found this old girl alongside route 611 on our way home.
Trophies: 12
Album photo 32
Inspiration for a future model!
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Album photo 33
This one will take a bunch of work, but it looked like it was all...
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Album photo 34
Another roadside find, this '42 Ford was complete and for sale
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Album photo 35
Believe it or not, the Caravan in the background (also for sale) is...
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Album photo 37
Here's the info on the old Ford if you're interested...
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