You gotta love it when you find a custom car that’s upgraded for performance and actually used as designed. Such is the case with this 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo, which is hitting the street with more than 700 horsepower at the rear tires and puts on a show in the burnout box. Now, we’re getting the full rundown in the following feature video.
The current owner purchased this Monte about five years ago, at which time it was a “running, driving, more-or-less stock car.”
“It was a 350 TBI or a TBI swap, so like a later ‘90s 350 swap,” the owner says. “Still 700R4, open 10-bolt, so more or less stock.”
After the purchase, the car did one burnout, then was immediately parked and upgraded. Inspired by the awesomeness of LS Fest East in 2017, the owner knew that he had to go all in on turning his newly acquired Chevy Monte Carlo into a full-blown monster.
Now, this thing cradles the LSX 376-B8 crate motor from Chevrolet Performance, topped by a 2.9L supercharger. The Holley catalogue was the go-to for a variety of different parts, including a Holley Dominator ECU, Holley Hooker Headers, Holley engine mounts, and a Holley transmission mount. The owner also upgraded the supercharger pulley system to a dedicated 10-rib, while the rest of the accessories are on a separate serpentine.
Output is estimated at roughly 700 to 750 horsepower, all of which is sent rearwards through a 4L80E transmission and Curry nine-inch rear end with a 3.55 gear. Complementary upgrades include new tubular suspension from Detroit Speed and a new four-link setup in the rear. There’s also a set of Aldan American double-adjustable coilovers, offering adjustable rebound and adjustable stiffness. Wilwood brakes help to throw the anchor, with six-pistons up front and four-pistons in back.
As for styling and aesthetics, this Chevy Monte Carlo is now running 18-inch Billet Specialities B-Forged split five-spoke rollers with a bright silver finish, staggered with 245 tires up front and 275 tires in the rear.
Critically, the owner drives this car, and drives it hard.
“The car has seen some things, it has its bruises,” the owner says. “But you know, I’ve embraced them. This is a car I plan to keep my whole life, lord willing.”
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