Chevrolet’s first personal luxury car, the Monte Carlo debuted in the 1970 model year. It was built on the intermediately-sized A-Special platform, along with the Pontiac Grand Prix, until its redesign for the 1973 model year, when it was switched to the A-Body platform.
Believed to have had just two owners from new, and both from the same family, this second-generation 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo shows just 26,842 miles on the odometer. The lovely gloss red finish is contrasted handsomely by the bright white vinyl landau top. Chrome bumpers and trim sparkle in the sunlight, with no pitting or patina of note. Stainless trim is equally shiny. No wiper tracks or chips are visible in the windshield or other glass. The weatherstrip shows very little age, and may very well still be soft and pliable. Rally wheels wear radial whitewall tires.
The interior of this Chevy Monte Carlo is just as sharp as the exterior. The bright red vinyl front bench seat shows no appreciable signs of wear or use. The bright red carpet has been well cared for, with no stains or wear present, likely protected by the factory red rubber mats. A bright red two-spoke steering wheel has wood tone trim in its center and around the rim. It is mounted on a tilt steering column in front of a wood tone instrument binnacle that houses a large circular speedometer and gas gauge, and is flanked with smaller circular warning lights on either side. The Monte Carlo is equipped with air conditioning, an AM/FM/Cassette player, power steering, power brakes, and a tilt steering wheel.
Beneath the hood of this Chevy Monte Carlo is the optional 350 cubic-inch V8, backed by a three-speed automatic transmission. The engine bay has been well detailed, and all the major components appear to be correct, right down to the original Frigidaire air conditioning compressor. It does appear, however, that the cold air intake hose needs to be reconnected to its mount above the radiator.
The trunk of this Chevy Monte Carlo presents every bit as well as the rest of the car, with the correct splatter paint, original trunk carpet, spare, and jack all fitted.
This nearly new 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo is being offered by Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa, Florida for $26,000.