The Chevy Monte Carlo debuted for the 1970 model year. Developed under the watchful eye of Chevrolet General Manager Pete Estes, the Monte Carlo was built on General Motors’ A-Special platform, along with the Pontiac Grand Prix, with an elongated front end that positioned the engine well back from the radiator. The Monte Carlo shared a number of components with the Chevy Chevelle, including the firewall, windshield, decklid, and rear window. The dash was nearly identical to the Chevelle, save for the wood trim.
After a hiatus following the 1988 production year, the Chevy Monte Carlo returned in 1995, supplanting the two-door Lumina as part of the W-body platform. Available in either LS or Z34 trim, the Monte Carlo could be powered by the 160-horsepower 3.1-liter V6 or the Z34’s substantially more potent 215-horsepower 3.4-liter six.
With the 2000 model year, the Chevy Monte Carlo received a restyling for its sixth and final generation. The base Monte Carlo LS utilized a 3.4-liter six cylinder producing 180 horsepower, backed by a four-speed 4T65E automatic transmission.
Our feature 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo LS is nearly new, having been driven a scant seven hundred sixty-five miles since it rolled off the assembly line. It is a one-owner example finished in its factory Superior Blue Metallic hue over a dark gray cloth interior. American Racing Torq Thrust wheels have replaced the originals.
Inside, the Chevy Monte Carlo is equipped with the 1SB option package. It has a handsome dark gray cloth interior with six-way power driver’s seat, AM/FM/CD stereo premium sound system (with a couple of missing knobs), cruise control, power windows, power locks, tilt steering column, and cruise control. Aside from the missing radio knobs, the interior appears to be pristine.
Beneath the Chevy Monte Carlo hood, the engine bay is as new, save for a handful of small spots atop the 3.4-liter V6. All components are correct, and looks to be as it might have appeared when on the showroom floor.
The sale of this Chevy Monte Carlo will include the original window sticker, bill of sale, dealer option list, owner’s manual, and sales brochure. The Monte Carlo will cross the auction block at the Mecum Auctions Glendale, Arizona event taking place March 16th through the 19th.