<VV> Red Monza 37 today
tonyu at roava.net
Fri Oct 28 13:42:04 EDT 2005
Today is Friday, Oct 28th.
The red '69 Monza in the [your description of Corvair collection
here] was built on this day, shortly before lunchtime on Friday Oct
28th, 1968. It was one of ~48 Corvairs that were assembled on the
regular Corvair line that day, before the line shut down at the end
of the shift, with the tooling being removed and taken to the "ad
hoc" facility which had been a temporary site for building concept
cars and show vehicles, where Corvair production was restarted again
a month later to continue until the following May.
The Corvairs built on the "regular" line were sometimes regarded as
being a bit better built than the cars assembled at the ad-hoc
facility, according to scuttlebutt. The red Monza seemed to be as
well built as any other earlier production late Corvair I've fooled
Humm... built just before lunch... on a Friday... last day of the
week... and last work day of the month, for another month, in this
What better chance to get a Corvair that's just thrown together via a
boatload of shortcuts and "that'll do" assembly? If any Corvair
would suffer build quality, this one would/should have. However, it
This is also the same car that got t-boned at an intersection and
knocked to Hell and back (and me with it), and "totaled" by the
insurance company. We kept the car and since then, it's been beat
and pulled and twisted and tweaked a bit and made runable/driveable
again and windshield and backlite and RR quarter window replaced (all
broken in the accident), and is currently in storage awaiting a BUNCH
of cosmetic sheet metal work, which it's eventually gonna
get. Hey, it's a '69 Monza...
Still looks like Hell but it's eventually gonna get better.
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