When it comes to the modern collector car market, there are a few models out there that are just now beginning to see the recognition and appreciation they deserve. It’s possible that the fourth-generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS may be a good example of such a vehicle. Of course, for a collector car to be appreciated, it has to be in tip-top condition, and that’s exactly what we find with this particular example 1988 model currently on sale on eBay.
According to the seller, this Monte Carlo SS “looks as good as it did the day it was sold on the showroom floor. If there is a nicer one in existence I’ve yet to see it.”
We’re inclined to agree. Typically, we find these fourth-gen Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS models absolutely thrashed, with a bajillion miles on the clock, rusted body panels, random “performance modifications” haphazardly applied under the hood, and interiors that need an absolute overhaul. Luckily, that’s not the case here.
Although it’s more than 30 years old at this point, this Chevrolet Monte Carlo registers just 30,485 original miles on the odometer. The exterior’s deep black paint is polished and chip free, and thanks to a de-striping job from the original dealer, it looks super clean as well.
With big, blocky styling elements that simply scream late ‘80s, this two-door Monte coupe looks intimidating, while the optional T-tops add extra rarity as well.
Moving inside, we find a tan interior that matches the high-quality condition of the exterior. The upholstery and dash look superb in the photos, without any noticeable rips, tears or wear. There’s also an aftermarket headunit, because nobody plays tapes any more.
Under the hood, this Chevrolet Monte Carlo is equipped with GM’s old-school 5.0L (305 cubic-inch) V8 engine, which produced 180 horsepower when new. Output is sent to the rear axle by way of an automatic transmission. Again, judging by the photos, the powerplant looks pristine.
Chalk it up to the fact that this is a single-owner car which has “always been meticulously maintained and garage kept.” Hilariously, the owner states the vehicle was “only driven in nice weather.”
Of course, all this goodness does come at a price. As of this writing, the car is priced at $22,000 with a little over six hours left in the auction. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is located in Moscow, Tennessee, and listed for sale by the original purchaser.