Factory V8: 1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2 Project – SOLD!
September 2020 Update – We’re busy updating our database accurately reflect the status of every car we’ve featured since starting GuysWithRides.com. This Chcy Monza V8 project car we first featured in February 2020 has since sold.
While most Chevrolet “H” body Monzas came equipped with Buick’s venerable 3.8 Liter (231 cubic inch) “Even Fire” V6, buyers could opt for the optional small block 305 cubic inch V8 such as this 1975 project car we came across recently on Craigslist in Essex, Maryland where the private seller had this fresh out of storage project car listed for $3,000. A quick check of the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool as a guide shows the current caretaker has his Spyder edition priced within the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $1,700, $3,400, and $5,975, respectively.
Chevrolet produced its version of GM’s “H” Body, the Monza, 1975–1980 model years. All “H” bodies shared the Chevrolet Vega’s wheelbase, width, and 140 cubic inch inline-four cylinder engine. While Chevrolet originally envisioned fitting the 1975 Monza 2+2 with GM’s upcoming Wankel rotary engine, mediocre fuel-economy and emissions-compliance issues canceled that engine forcing Chevrolet to offer optional V6 and V8 power in the for of its Buick 231 cubic inch V6 and Chevrolet 305 cubic inch V8 engine options.
Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Up for sale is a 99 % rust free 1975 Chevy Monza with the factory V8 small block motor and turbo 350 transmission. The car comes from a 40 year dry storage, believe it or not(see pictures) The car still has original spare tire and “use unleaded fuel only” sticker next to the gas cap. The car has a few dings and dents ( see pictures) from taking the lawn mower in and out of the garage all those years past the car. The car has a new battery and had the fluids changed and the brakes gone through, so it runs and stops very well, but will need to be towed because of the fuel tank. The fuel tank will need to be taken out, cleaned and re installed, it runs off a bottle of gas under the hood gravity fed to the carburetor. It also has four brand new tires on it. Serious inquiries only and I don’t need help selling it.
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