Monte Carlo fans rejoice, we've found one of the most perfectly preserved 1988 SS coupes available anywhere. Representing the last of GM's rear-wheel-drive luxury/muscle cars, this amazing survivor has had just two owners and shows just 40,167 original miles. It'll be hard to find a nicer one anywhere at any price.
After GM killed the Caprice 2-door, the Monte Carlo was the last of the full-sized coupes, and 1988 was the final year of the angular body style. Enduring because of its NASCAR reputation and with a handsome, angular look, the last of the SS coupes represents a future collectable that's a lot of fun to own and drive. The original silver paint is wonderfully well preserved, showing only very minor signs of use and appears to be defying its age. Paint quality is surprisingly good given GM's quality control issues of the period, but this silver Monte looks smooth and bright, with one of the best color matches between the various components we've ever seen. The SS package added a modest ground-effects package with decklid spoiler, blacked-out trim, and subtle tape stripes and SS emblems, all of which give it a sporty look.
Burgundy fabric was a popular choice in the SS, and provides a wonderful contrast to the silver exterior. The buckets are modestly bolstered, but remain in outstanding condition, with no wear or damage to the fabric seating surfaces, and they're still supportive and comfortable. A center console gives the SS a performance look inside, an image enhanced by the full array of round gauges in the standard instrument panel. This SS is loaded with features, including A/C, power windows, power locks, cruise control, a tilt wheel, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, all of which work to remind you of the Monte Carlo's luxury car origins. A new AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been fitted in the original dash, and appears to be the lone modification to any part of the car. In back, the massive trunk looks like new and still carries the original space-saver spare and jack assembly.
All Monte Carlo SS models were equipped with Chevy's reliable and torquey 305 cubic inch V8, which was rated at 180 horsepower thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust. As a small-block Chevy, modifications and performance parts are insanely easy to find and install, so it's always amazing when we discover an all-original survivor like this with almost all of its original equipment intact. From the stock air cleaner and intake hose to the original carburetor and cast iron exhaust manifolds, this car has never been tinkered with or abused, so you can buy with confidence. A 4-speed automatic was the only transmission and a set of 3.42 gears were fitted out back to give it impressive acceleration and easy cruising. Handsome alloy wheels wear fat 235/60/15 performance radials.
The last of the Monte Carlos are a sure-fire future collectable, and those at the top of the charts will be survivors like this. Call today!
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