<VV> 1968 Monza 140 4 speed Convertible for sale

Jack Kean jkean at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 22 19:19:12 EDT 2017

September 21 update:

I also remembered that this car has a high output alternator, and Koni 
shocks in the rear.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions.

On 9/19/2017 7:22 PM, Elaine and Jack Kean wrote:
> I posted a few pictures of the car, the interior, and engine bay. 
> Pictures of the outside are old, but represent the car.
> Pictures can be found here: https://imgur.com/gallery/6yZhT
> The price of the car is in the body of the advertisement (below). This 
> car also has the high output heater fan motor with the proper relay 
> installed.
> Best regards,
> jack kean
>> Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:04:16 -0500
>> From: Jack Kean<jkean at sbcglobal.net>
>> To: Virtual Vairs<VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
>> Subject: <VV> 1968 Monza 140 4 speed Convertible for sale
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>> 1968 Corvair 140 4 speed Convertible for Sale; Repainted with factory
>> Evening Orchid
>> Bought to become a daily driver 13 years ago. Plan was to finish it with
>> rebuilt suspension/steering/brakes, but life (family, then cancer) got
>> in the way.
>> Originally built by John Polacchi (Manton, California) with a slight
>> custom applied (gas filler in trunk, door latches from 49 Lincoln, some
>> removal of trim). I picked it up from a third party near Santa Barbara
>> California with a "fresh" locally built engine, and new convertible top.
>> A good 25 foot car. Always garaged. Have some of the history of the car
>> from the original owner.
>> Car devoured the OT10 cam shortly after I purchased it in 2004, which
>> abruptly changed my plans. Sat in my garage for a number of years, then
>> underwent rebuild of engine (with some advice from the late Ed Corson):
>>   - 10/10 nitrided crank, 040 Forged pistons, recon rods with Arp bolts,
>> h/p oil pump, deep seat heads (Fumio Fukaya), new valve train, including
>> NOS factory 304 cam, balanced, real Dale distributor with Pertronix,
>> SafeGuard knock control system, deflashed, all oil passages deburred and
>> cleaned up (case halves, rear housing, crankshaft, ...), rebuilt
>> carburetors, high output alternator, new plug wires, mounts and
>> bushings. Probably more stuff than I remember at this point. Never got
>> this engine completely sorted out.
>> New fuel tank, including all hoses and sender, and external front mount
>> electric fuel pump with inertia sensor and fuel pump controller (by
>> David Heath). Rebuilt pressure plate (Larry Claypool), real Dale bolted
>> flywheel, American aluminum 16" wheels with tires that no doubt will
>> need to be replaced. Factory adjustable column (pre-1968 version) with
>> decent wood steering wheel. 3.27 open differential, with Saginaw
>> transmission. Corsa dash (working clock and factory CHT), with Autometer
>> gauges below center console, plus dual CHT (still in box). The
>> non-factory interior is nothing to write home about. Top was new in 2004.
>> This is a complete car that ran and had proper registration/inspection
>> when I stopped driving it in 2013. This is not a barn find.
>> Engine/transaxle needs to be sorted then onto suspension, brakes,
>> steering and finally the interior. Most parts listed as new were
>> purchased and installed prior to 2010. The car has not been driven more
>> than a few thousand miles (or less) since then.
>> *$5000 *(a small fraction of what I have in it); includes all parts that I
>> have acquired and a correct CoverCraft Corvair car cover.
>> Second time I have sold everything and "left" the Corvair family (sold
>> everything I had in 1991 to Chris Langley). Car has always been garaged
>> in Arlington, Texas. I will find a picture or two and post them.
>> I need the space to park my new 435i convertible.
>> Someone needs to be driving this car when it turns 50.
>> Jack Kean Arlington, Texas
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