1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo – Sold Locally For $19,000
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May 5, 2022 Update – The seller informed us that his 1972 Monte Carlo was sold locally through a friend of a friend, so we appreciate the opportunity to try to sell his Monte and wish him and the new owner nothing but the best.
March 23, 2022 Update: The lone bid of only $200 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $19,000, so we’ve moved this 1972 Monte Carlo to our “Rides Still Available” Page. Once registered and logged in, select the green “Buy Now” option to either agree to pay the “Buy Now” price of $19,000.
Guys With Rides is excited to offer this 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in a reserve-style, online auction on behalf of the second owner. Bidding opened Wednesday, March 9, 2022, and will continue for fourteen (14) consecutive days, ending at 9:00 PM Eastern Time Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
This 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo currently resides in Tacoma, Washington.
Chevrolet produced the first generation of the Monte Carlo two-door hardtop for the 1970 through 1972 model years. Deriving its name from the famous French Riviera city, Chevrolet marketed the Monte Carlo as the brand’s first personal luxury car. From 1970 to 1972, the Monte Carlo used the “A-Special” platform with the Pontiac Grand Prix.
The styling of the 1972 model-year Monte Carlo, the final year of the first-generation model, featured a Cadillac-like egg-crate grille similar to the 1971 Chevrolet Caprice, rectangular front parking lamps moved to the left and right edges of the grille, a wider hood spear without stand-up ornament, and a metal rear trim molding.
The standard powertrain was the 350 cubic inch Chevrolet “Turbo-Fire” small-block V8 with a two-barrel carburetor, rated at 250 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 345 lb·ft of torque at 2800 rpm, mated to a column-mounted 3-speed Synchro-Mesh manual transmission. Front disc brakes were standard equipment. The dashboard was basically identical to the Chevelle except for simulated wood veneer trim claimed at the time to be a photographic reproduction of the elm trim used by Rolls-Royce. Monte Carlos featured higher grade nylon (or vinyl) upholstery and deep-twist carpeting over standard Malibus. With a base price of $3,123 (approximately $21,000 today), the Monte Carlo cost $218 more than a comparable Chevelle Malibu.
For 1972, Monte Carlo engines were largely unchanged, but an industry-wide switch to SAE net hp numbers led to a reduction in the rated power of all Chevrolet engines. The four-speed manual transmission was discontinued from the option list as a line in the Monte Carlo brochure describing its market position as a personal luxury car stated “Sorry, no four-on-the-floor.” The standard three-speed manual and optional two-speed Powerglide automatic transmissions were offered only with the base 350 CID two-barrel engine, with the three-speed Turbo Hydramatic also available with this engine and a mandatory option with each of the optional engines. Mechanically, the most significant change was that variable-ratio power steering became standard equipment for the first time.
Don, the second owner of this 1972 Monte Carlo, says the following:
To help you make informed bids, we’re providing two syndicated pricing sources. First, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool and Collector Car Market Review Online Guide provide this summary of values based upon the car’s condition:
Second, a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:
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If you have any questions about this 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!