The Chevy Monte Carlo was introduced for the 1970 model year as a two-door personal luxury car. It was built on the A-Special platform, sharing it with the Pontiac Grand Prix. The first generation of the Monte Carlo lasted through the 1972 model year. 1973 saw the Chevy Monte Carlo redesigned on the new A-Body intermediate platform. Production of the second generation would last through the 1977 model year.
This second-generation Chevy Monte Carlo is equipped with the matching numbers, optional 454 cubic-inch Turbo-Jet Big Block V8 rated at 235 horsepower. A three-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission, required equipment with the Turbo-Jet 454, puts the power to the ground.
The glossy black exterior of this Chevy Monte Carlo presents quite well. Red painted pinstripes accent the fenders’ body lines. Panel fit is consistent throughout. Chrome bumpers show no signs of pitting or patina. Stainless trim is shiny, free from damage or corrosion. The black landau roof is colorfast, with no pulling or fading noted. Glass and weatherstrip are both in good nick. The Monte Carlo rides on 15-inch Corvette Rally wheels with gleaming trim rings and caps, shoe in Coker Redline Classic radial tires.
This Chevy Monte Carlo is equipped with all the creature comforts one would expect in a personal luxury coupe. There is a six-way power bench front seat, cruise control, factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power locks, and a tilt steering column topped by a deluxe wheel. The black vinyl upholstery shows little sign of use, and there is none of the typical bolster wear usually associated with these cars. Factory rubber floor mats protect the factory black carpet. The dash is free from cracks. The interior lights function properly, as does the clock. An aftermarket cassette head unit resides in the dash.
The Chevy Monte Carlo’s tidy engine bay houses the stock Turbo-Jet 454 Big Block. All the factory correct components are present. A correct Frigidaire A/C compressor was recently swapped for the original. All vacuum lines are in good shape. A battery disconnect switch has been fitted.
A fresh coat of splatter finish trunk paint has been applied the Chevy Monte Carlo’s pristine trunk. A black trunk carpet protects anything you may carry. There is a full-size spare mounted on a fifth Rally wheel, and the jack assembly is present.
The corrosion free undercarriage on this Chevy Monte Carlo is a testament to the superior care and pride of ownership that has been the hallmark of ownership. There are no signs of leaks or seepage from either the engine or the transmission. A heavy duty suspension features sway bars and new rear shocks.
This exceptional Monte Carlo can be found at Volo Auto Museum for $35,998.