Drawing inspiration from Monte Carlos of the past, the sixth-generation of the Chevy Monte Carlo was highlighted by its unique styling design, NASCAR roots, and various special edition packages. Now, we have the opportunity to purchase a like-new 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Dale Earnhardt Edition that’s recently been listed for sale.
Also known as the Intimidator Edition thanks to its connection to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., this 2002 Monte Carlo SS has been posted for sale in Indiana, Philadelphia. With just 20 miles on the odometer, this coupe appears to be in brand-new condition.
Starting with the exterior, this Dale Earnhardt Edition stands apart from the rest of the Monte Carlo lineup due to a black paint job that features galaxy silver rocker panels, black ground effects, front and rear air dams, and a thin red stripe above the silver ground effects. Positioned just behind the side-rear windows is a Dale Number 3 logo, which is underlined by Earnhardt’s signature.
Moreover, there are silver Intimidator SS badges found on the right side of the rear trunk, along with “regular” Monte Carlo badges just in front of the rear tires. Speaking of rollers, the Dale Earnhardt Edition rides on unique five-spoke diamond-cut wheels.
Moving to the inside, the interior features an Intimidator badge with another Number 3 logo on the dash, while Earnhardt’s signature makes another appearance in the gauge cluster. Meanwhile, a charcoal black interior colorway adorns the leather seats.
In regard to powertrain, this 2002 Monte Carlo SS is equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.8L V6 L36 gasoline engine, rated at 200 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to the front wheels via the GM four-speed automatic transmission.
Notably, later SS units were equipped with a supercharged V6 or a naturally aspirated V8 engine.
So, what do you think, dear reader? Is the nearly $34,000 asking price worth the legacy of Dale Earnhardt? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!