The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was enormously popular going into the 1970s, a so-called “personal luxury car” that hit the right spot during the early days of the disco era.
While most Monte Carlos were equipped with the standard 350cid V8, there were a few performance options that turned these boulevard cruisers into bona fide sleeper muscle cars. One of the top models came equipped with the Turbo Jet 400 engine, a 402cid (6.6 liters) V8 with a four-barrel carburetor that cranked out 330 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
The Pick of the Day is a 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo factory equipped with the beefy 402, TH400 automatic transmission, Edelbrock carb and intake, dual exhaust and 12-bolt rear end. Although there were 454 SS versions of the 1970 Monte Carlo, rated at 360 horsepower, these were not great sellers and rarely seen today.
This Monte Carlo in its original Shadow Gray metallic paint, has a black vinyl roof, chrome sport mirrors and 15-inch Rally wheels. The “highly detailed” engine bay is fitted with a chrome dress-up kit, according to the Clearwater, Florida, dealer advertising the Chevy on ClassicCars.com.
As befitting a premium craft, the interior is fully accessorized with power and convenience goodies, with a woodgrain-trimmed dash, AM/FM cassette radio and an aftermarket Grant steering wheel.
The mileage shown is a very low 44,445, and the car is largely original. And the numbers match, the seller notes.
The asking price for this enjoyable and attractive coupe is just $29,900.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.