Christian Mejia was destined to drive this 1965 Chevy Corvair Monza

“Every time you’re talking in your sleep, you’re always talking about Corvairs…”
If ever a person was supposed to own a certain car, Christian Mejia was destined to lay claim to his 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza. Driven to school in one as a child, Mejia knew he loved it before he even truly knew what it was.
Mejia’s mother received the car after it was passed down following a death in the family. Christian begged his mother for the car and she eventually relented. It was his and he’s driven it ever since. It wasn’t an easy road, of course, as the car’s been damaged and eventually sat for awhile.
But a properly loved machine doesn’t sit forever… and Christian sold his daily driver, took the bus, borrowed his girlfriend’s car, and eventually found the time and money to rebuild his baby.
Until he crashed it again, and it sat again.
Today it looks like this, and Christian has his pride and joy on the road. The finished product is gorgeous and it’s clear that the journey has been a labor of love. 
Read more about Christian and his Corvair over at Petrolicious and check out the lovely video above.

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5 responses to “Christian Mejia was destined to drive this 1965 Chevy Corvair Monza”

  1. Joe Dunlap Avatar
    Joe Dunlap

    Good on you, young man! You followed your dream!

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      I typically prefer sedans over coupes, but despite the modest elegance of the 4-door, I think the coupes are strikingly pretty. This example would be much more attractive in a darker color without the door edge trim (to better hide the door cuts).

      1. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1

        For me it’s the E34 and E36.

  2. Zentropy Avatar

    I absolutely love the 2nd-gen Corvairs, and have no idea why I’ve never owned one.