Like-New 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Up For Grabs10
Produced between 1969 and 1987, and again later between 1994 and 2007, the Chevy Monte Carlo is a classic General Motors nameplate steeped in NASCAR history, offering up a total of six generations over the years. Now, we’re checking out this fourth-gen example from the 1985 model year, which, despite being nearly 40 years old at this point, looks practically new.
Of course, the condition of this Chevy Monte Carlo makes a bit more sense given it has accumulated only 1,200 miles over the years. Originally sold new by Don Hinto Chevrolet in Wichita, Kansas, the two-door was acquired by the current seller in 2021, and is now listed for sale in a new online auction.
Outside, we find this Chevy Monte Carlo covered in Dark Maroon Metallic (79L) paint, which is complemented by Red SS stripes, and SS-specific grille, and a trunk lid spoiler. This Monte rides on 15-inch Rally wheels wrapped in 215/65R15 Goodyear Eagle GT tires, while a set of power-adjustable sport mirrors are mounted in the flanks.
More Maroon was added for the cloth upholstery, while the cabin space also offers several nice amenities, such as air conditioning, power windows and power locks, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo as well.
Motivation is sourced from a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 engine topped by a four-barrel carburetor, rated from the factory at 180 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. Output is sent rearwards through a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, while the handling spec is covered by full coil sport suspension, front disc brakes, and rear drums.
Now, this 1986 Chevy Monte is up for grabs in a new online auction through Bring A Trailer, and includes the original window sticker, extensive documentation, and a clean title. As of this writing, the auction has collected a total of 11 bids, the highest of which is set at $22,800, while the car’s original listed selling price in the ‘80s amounted to $14,106. The auction is set to end on August 12th.
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Nice car and would love to put this beauty in my garage. The power ratings quoted are off though. The L69 HO 305 made 180 HP and 235 torque for the 1985 model year when the 200R-4 transmission was made standard hooked to 3.73 rear gears.
Nice catch! Thanks for letting us know. Post has been updated accordingly.
Even lower mileage example up for grabs on Dreamcar Giveaway.com.
I ordered the same color with a grey interior in 1986. I couldn’t afford the Buick GN, and I felt that the Chevy was a better choice than the Olds and Pontiac at the time. Although the 305 HO was no powerhouse, it was a sign of better things to come.
Oh man. I had a silver-on-gray ’85 SS when I was a senior in high school and a few years beyond. Bought in the fall of ’96 and re-built the 305 in the summer of ’98 with Edelbrock intake, cam, & carb, Hooker headers, and other goodies. The 80s clear coat had some rough spots (of course) but I loved that car and they still catch my attention to this day. This one here is amazing.
I bought an 84 Monte Carlo SS new in 1984 my 1st brand new car always loved that car the 84’s had a slightly more aggressive cam then the 85 and newer 305’s although the HP rating stayed the same, did a few smog legal mods to it got it to run 14.7’s which was pretty good for the time had it for 31 yrs until it was lost in a garage fire still miss that car
I think a 86 with the curved NASCAR window would be the one to have.
Yea I had one just like that one. I did a little bit to the motor and transmission it was a very nice car it was fun to drive. . Wish had another. Thanks
Still own my 87 SS bought in 88. Just did a full frame on resto and she still gets the looks.
Nice ride would love to have it if I had the cash but then again people would would love to steal an 89s muscle car with the turn key ignition especially in the city