Engine offerings were reduced to two engines for 1977. Transmissions were available in 3 or 4-speed manual and 2 or 3-speed automatic versions. Two unique exterior paint designs were available, and the interior was all-black leather. . This article needs additional citations for. The 1988 model only came with the lay-down style spoiler, unlike the 1987 model, which came with either the lay-down or stand-up type spoiler.
The Aerocoupe featured a shorter trunk, a flat rear spoiler, a steeper rear window and other design changes. Our logbook contained several concerns regarding the Monte Carlo's excessive stopping distance; at 139 feet, our long-term test car needed a considerably greater distance to stop than did the Z34 tested for our March '95 issue, which halted from 60 mph in 122 feet. The simulated burl elm trim was retained. Aesthetically, an annoying seam skirting the dash front looks like a fault line showing a slight downward shift, but overall, the wrap-around design of the dash gives an integrated feel to the interior. When it came time for us to decide which flavor Monte Carlo to add to our long-term fleet, we skipped past the base Monte with the capable 3. This gave the design an unusually long hood design helping the new Grand Prix to outsell its larger predecessor, despite higher prices. Three cars produced at the end of the year received a special Turbo Hydramatic 200-R4 transmission with overdrive.
The engines were replaced with the downsized 231 cu in V6 from Buick, although a Chevrolet 305 cu in V8 was available. The Monte Carlo Turbo appeared slightly different from other Monte Carlos that year because in addition to the turbo motor it also was equipped with a small hood scoop on the left side of the hood. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo has gone through six design generations. There was no rear spoiler. Also, the only transmission offered in California was the Turbo Hydramatic.
The two-door coupe was marketed as a personal luxury vehicle, and it went through a design evolution that ranged from classic muscle car to sleek, modern sedan. The were of a one-piece high-back design with built-in headrests, and could some 90 degrees to permit the driver and front passenger easier entry and exit. The distinctive egg-crate grille appeared on the 1972 Monte Carlo. The auto group carries new cars by great manufacturers including Hyundai, Nissan, Mazda, Ford, and Lincoln and has a huge used car, used truck, and pre-owned vehicle inventory. Engaging the McLeod clutch requires a bit more effort than one needs on a stock Camaro, and letting it out produces a lot more thrust.
Back again was the Super Sport moniker, replacing the Z34 designation of the fifth generation, which was a Lumina Coupe legacy. Also, make sure your transmission cooler lines are not leaking or clogged. Call or e-mail if interested, or to make a reasonable offer. The 1972 model year's production increased to 180,819 to set a new record in the final year for the first-generation A-body. The rear axle came standard with a 3.
Still, the knowledge of the power underhood keeps one from instantly firing the engine. To replace the Lumina coupe in '95, resurrected its classic Monte Carlo moniker and applied it to the newly designed two-door. Our Monte Carlo was relatively trouble free, with the exception of a brief stalling phase, loose rear-view mirror, and the aforementioned sporadic rough idle. Though the Monte Carlo was developed at Chevrolet under the leadership of Pete Estes, it was formally introduced in September 1969 by , who succeeded Estes as Chevrolet's general manager earlier in the year after previously heading the Pontiac division, where he led the development of the Grand Prix. Under the hood was an L67 supercharged 3800 V6 engine. The fact that your transmission runs a little hotter than normal on hills is normal, but if your fluid is worn out, it's killing your transmission. The side mirrors are a different style and black.
After the discontinuation of the rear-drive Monte Carlo after 1988, the nameplate was revived in 1995 for the fifth-generation, a front-drive, V6-powered coupe based on the sedan. This would be the last year that Chevrolet would offer manual transmissions on the Monte Carlo due to extremely low buyer interest. The later rear-wheel-drive generations did not incorporate the trend of uni-body construction that became more prevalent in the early 1980s as automakers downsized their vehicle lines to satisfy increasing demand for after the and the. This car had two color schemes; a black body with galaxy silver rocker panels and front and rear air dams, and an all black body with black ground effects. Serving as a replacement for both the Monte Carlo and the Celebrity, 's front-drive Lumina line was introduced in 1990, featuring affordable midsize coupes and sedans. A thin red stripe above the silver ground effects was also included.
Prominent styling features included an egg-crate grille with a Monte Carlo emblem in front and vertical taillights above the bumper. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was a very popular personal luxury car. It jumped from 150 horsepower to 165. Once full production was underway, Monte Carlos sold well and often at full list price usually being ordered with many extra-cost options , making it a profitable model for Chevrolet and its dealership networks. While there, it was signed by all the current Team Chevrolet drivers who were active in the. Because the Monte was designed as a luxo-themed vehicle, road feel is isolated from the driver by a heavily assisted power steering system and a suspension tuned more for comfort than all-out performance. Archived from on June 10, 2016.
It has not been altered in any way and is now ready for a new garage. Production was finally ended in 2007. The wheels were the same design as the Dale Jr. Though derided by some for its indistinct lines called the 'Lumina Carlo' and its front-wheel drive drivetrain, the fifth generation sold well enough for Chevrolet to continue the line with a more original redesign in 2000. Its features included roomy front bucket seats and classic and powerful V8 engines, ranging in size from 350 to 454 cu in.
Elegance schmelegance-the engine is flat-out blood lust. Facing the mid-'70s stranglehold of tighter emissions and rising fuel-economy standards, the Monte Carlo succumbed to the down-sizing trend in 1978 when a third generation was introduced at 800 pounds lighter and a foot shorter than its predecessor. Exterior: Black with Galaxy Silver ground effects. Chevrolet did not list gross horsepower figures for 1972. A plethora of storage nooks allows plenty of space for tapes, cellular phone, maps, and other motorist trappings. Together they created the 1970 Monte Carlo.