Luxury Performance: 1970 Monte Carlo Street Machine – SOLD!
January 20, 2020 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Among GM brands, Chevrolet was the last to join the personal luxury coupe party with its attractive first-generation Monte Carlo such as the example originally listed on Craigslist in November 2019 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey where the private seller asked $15,500 for it. A quick check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the seller has his Monte priced $800 higher than the #3 “Good” estimate.
The Monte Carlo was originally conceived as Chevrolet’s counterpart to the new “G-body” Pontiac Grand Prix, which was a great success in 1969. Pete Estes and Dave Holls raided the GM parts bin; much of the body and structure came from the Chevelle, but the styling of the contemporary Cadillac Eldorado also showed through with a long hood, wider C-pillars, and muscular fender bulges in the rear. While Chevrolet offered an SS454 version in 1970, the overwhelming majority of the first-year cars came equipped with Chevy’s ubiquitous 350 cubic inch small block V8.
We’re a sucker for a black car with polished aluminum rims that really make this Monte Carlo stand out. With a modern sound system, factory air conditioning, and upgraded four-wheel disc brakes, this example will make a comfortable, attractive, and understated cruiser to and from any car show you choose. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“!!FOR SALE!! Wow, A Beautiful Black on Black 1970 1st Generation Chevy Monte Carlo. With a Chevy Small Block 350 and 350 Trans. This Car is Turn Key and Drives GREAT! with stock A.C. It has New Brakes all around with converted rear drum brakes to disk brakes. 12 Bolt Posi Rear, 4 Barrel Carb. Dual Exhaust. Brand New Radiator, Brand New Battery, modern radio, speakers and Amp, But still has the original radio installed also. The Interior is in excellent condition for a 50 year old car. Engine was just tuned up. New Spark plugs, wires & distributor cap. It has 16 inch Aluminum Polished American Racing Wheels with newer tires. 215/65/16 on the front & 265/50/16 on the rear. Please refer to the attached photos. I am Firm on the Price. No Tire Kickers or Low Ball Offers. Only Serious inquiries & Offers. “
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