HomePick of the Day1988 Chevy Monte Carlo is an immaculate, low-mileage survivor

1988 Chevy Monte Carlo is an immaculate, low-mileage survivor


After spending a week in custom-car overload at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the city of overload, I wanted to find a nice unmolested classic for Pick of the Day. I think I found just such a car, a 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS being offered by a private seller in Cambridge, Minnesota.

In the Chevy’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com, the seller notes that the car, a one-owner car at that, is a 100 percent survivor that has been driven only 751 miles since its purchase in March 1988.

The seller notes that ’88 was the last for the Monte Carlo of both a carbureted engine and rear-wheel drive.

The car is fully optioned, the seller notes, with bucket seats, floor-shift, T-tops, air, cruise, power windows and locks, tilt steering, rear defrost, factory undercoating and AM/FM/cassette audio.

The engine is a 5.0-liter V8 with a 4-barrel carb, automatic transmission and a 3.73 rear axle.

“Everything is all original except battery and oil,” the seller notes, adding that the car has been stored in a climate-controlled building and has never been driven in the rain.

The seller adds that the car is being sold not because of its age, but because of the seller’s.

The asking price is $33,000.

The car comes with all original documentation, and the advertisement includes a series of photos showing the car to be immaculate inside and out, and even underneath.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. That 88 is worth that it’s a classic and a antique so there hits the value but the bueuty is in the eye of the beholder like me I’ve wanted a old school monty carlo since I was 14 an I’m 32 now just bought me a 79 monty carlo with a straight body and all the original decals it came with a paper that came from the factory were it was made that tells all the parts that were original and the part number gotta be a old school monty carlo "LOVE MY MONTY CARLO" it’s my dream car well I actually wanted a 85 or 86 ss but this was a steal as I only gave 1300 for it and it runs perfect and only has a lil oil leak and exhaust leak I need info on restoring it back to factory condition I’m wondering if I go with a different color than the color that it rolled out of the factory will it effect the value would the value of it be more if I painted it the color I want witch is white with 2 red pin stripes down the sides were the curves are or go back factory color any info

    • Learn how to spell Monte you moron!!! b Look at the name on your car IF you even have one, or go back to grade school and learn how to spell … beauty, Monte and which!!! Pitiful!!!

  2. I loved the style of these cars but when racing them at speeds over 90-100 mph they would bounce all over the highway sometimes getting into my lane. They could almost keep up with mm 1984 1/2 Mercury 5.0 liter Capri. Sister car to the Mustang. If chevy would have beefed up the suspension I would have bought one back in the day!!


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