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Pick of the Day: 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

This time capsule can be yours


Few vehicles deserve the title “time capsule,” but a four-decade old car with fewer than 4,000 miles on the odometer is worthy of it.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Moody, Maine.

“First year of the G-body SS,” the listing states. “3,361 original miles. The car is super clean inside and out. Still smells like new inside.” At 40 years old, this Monte Carlo is still about as fresh as they get.

The Monte Carlo two-door coupe was classified as a “personal luxury car” when it first went on sale for the 1970 model year. All G-body cars including the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, the Pontiac Grand Prix, and the Buick Regal evolved into their fourth generation beginning about a decade later in 1981. Then in 1983, the Super Sport variant launched with added the special ingredient to the formula: The L69 High-Output 175-horsepower 305cid small-block V8 mated to a three-speed automatic transmission.

Added equipment with the SS package included sport mirrors, dual exhaust, a special F41 suspension package, and more. The included window sticker for this car shows an original retail price of $12,763 including destination. This car was highly optioned from the final assembly plant in Arlington, Texas and was originally delivered to Bob Porter Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Pontiac in Ligonier, Indiana.

The original owner paid a little extra to get power door locks, tinted glass, power windows, a power trunk opener, color-keyed floor mats, air conditioning, cruise control, a ComforTilt steering wheel, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo. While mostly stock in configuration, this MC has been updated with an upgraded Atomic/MSD fuel injection system and later-model 17-inch wheels. The car’s original four-barrel Rochester carburetor and 15-inch wheels are included with the sale.

According to production numbers listed in the book Standard Catalog of American Cars by Ron Kowalke, there were exactly 4,714 Monte Carlo SS units produced for model year 1983. There definitely can’t be many left in this kind of condition, so it’s worth a closer look for any collector.  

The seller is asking $35,000 or best offer for this near-new Monte Carlo.

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

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.


  1. I bought a 1986 aero coupe monte Carlo ss back in 1986 now I own a 2016 chevy SS and truth be told the chevy ss sports sedan is way better than any monte Carlo SS except for maybe the first year 1970 ss with the 454.


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