Saturday morning I drug Mikhaila out of bed, fed her breakfast, and then drove her thirty miles south to see if a 1964 Corvair Monza 4-door Sedan would strum her heart strings. Once we arrived at the garage where my buddy, Dave, was waiting for us, we had to move the car out from the corner where it had sat undisturbed since the 80s. After Mikhaila got a good look at the exterior with its unique overhanging rear roof and the interior with its red vinyl bucket seats in front and folded-down bench in back, she was sold. Dave then took us on a tour of the attic of this garage where Mikhaila spied a pink door and matching hood. “It’s off one of the Packards,” Dave told her. He then asked her, “wouldn’t pink and gray look good on the 4-door?” She agreed, and now I’m trying to figure out how we’ll be able to make pink and greay work with the oxblood red interior. Looks like there may be some vinyl dying and interior painting in our future.
Thrown in with the deal is the back portion of a Lakewood and some EM sheetmetal to fix the right front collision damage on the 4-door. That damage, by the way, was far less than I’d anticipated, but it will require replacing a good portion of the right front fender.
Until Mikhaila provides a suitable name, this new addition to the fleet will be called TwoTone. Now we just need to borrow a trailer (hello Jonathan) and find a Saturday or Sunday when we’re all available.