’85 Monte Carlo SS driven only 40,558 miles

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North Carolina state inspections verify that the Pick of the Day, a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, has been driven only 40,558 miles since it rolled off the assembly line at Arlington, Texas.

The car is being advertised on ClassicCars.com for sale by a private seller located in Vale, North Carolina. 

“This 1985 Monte Carlo SS is a complete original survivor with rare silver on silver color,” the seller promises, adding that the original factory color scheme was re-sprayed one time over “an absolutely rust/damage free body.”

“This car was sold new at Enterprise Chevrolet in Newton, NC and has been in North Carolina ever since,” the seller notes.

“The (gray) interior shows no signs of wear attesting to the fact that this Monte Carlo has always been well cared for and maintained.”

Photographs with the advertisement show a car that appears showroom new except for its lowered stance and aftermarket wheels.

“When it was time to give the car the right stance, UMI lowering springs were ordered and installed. Now it was time for a wheel upgrade so a set of 18! Boss wheels were installed.”

The tires are 225/40 ZR18 in front and 265/35 ZR18 in the rear. 

The engine is the original high-output 5.0-liter RPO code BV4 and is linked to a 200 R4 transmission with overdrive and a 3.73 rear axle with limited-slip.

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The car has air conditioning, power steering/brakes/windows, tilt wheel, front disc, tachometer, rear window defroster and Kenwood AM/FM/CD audio.

The seller notes that the car’s VIN verifies that it was a four-generation Monte Carlos SS with the “G” code for the L69 engine.

The car is for sale for $16,500.

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

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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 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

5 COMMENTS

  1. I wish my 1986 Cadillac Eldorado could command and asking price as this Car built by the same Company that by individual Brand is lower on the pyramid ……… I acquired the Cady from a definite twist of fate ( its unexplainable here) and I am truly impressed with the many sophisticated amenities and outside of the non operating periods where the battery dies out ….. once recharged it starts up immediately every time with pure robust …… too bad they seem to have lost sight of this I speak that from their beginnings is what made them great

  2. 16thousand500whaaaaa?!?!
    I love Montes, especially mid-late 80’s Montes, but that asking price is insanely high.
    Average prices for low mileage, all original, pristine examples of these cars is 5 to 10 thousand Max!
    This car isn’t all original and I’m sure there are blemishes not shown in these photos, who ever priced this has been watching too many TV auto auction shows.

  3. That’s a pick of the day? I have a 1983 Monte ss original paint and all with only 28,000 on it first year SS. Only year with the blue interior

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