Mating speed and luxury in equal parts, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo has the right stuff to stand out amongst its classic Chevy brethren. Now, this 1970 restomod doubles down on that combo with a host of unique touches.
The first thing to catch our eye is the color. This 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was originally the recipient of special order Hugger Orange paint, and luckily, the previous owner saw fit to keep it throughout the restomod process.
Up top, we also see this Chevrolet Monte Carlo rocking a custom-made cowl hood slot that flips up with liberal application of the throttle, while the corners sport 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich tires.
Meanwhile, the cabin is all black, with a new carbon fiber dash adding some composite tastiness to the mix. There’s a new stereo too, while the bucket seats were recovered, padded, and equipped with new springs.
Taking a peek under the Chevrolet Monte Carlo’s hood, we find a new fuel-injected LS3 V8 engine producing 430 horsepower, with additional carbon fiber dress up pieces adding to the chromed-out bits. The LS3 breathes through a Performance Tuned Dynomax dual exhaust system, which comes with electric cutouts that dramatically increase the sound on demand.
A new Tremec five-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear, while the original 3.31 rear end was tossed in favor of a 3.42 12-bolt setup.
The suspension was also upgraded, with pieces from Hotchkis working to make the coupe handle “more like a Vette than any Monte you have ever dreamed of,” according to the vehicle listing. Final touches include power assist steering, plus drilled and ventilated power disc brakes at all four corners measuring in at 13 inches in front and 12 inches in back.
Now, this 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo restomod is up for sale now by Duffy’s Classic Cars in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, listed at $43,950.
Source: Duffy’s Classic Cars