Monte Carlo SS
16K ACTUAL MILE SURVIVOR, ALL-STOCK, LOW OWNERSHIP GA CAR, CLEAN CARFAX, BEAUTY
Monte Carlo fans rejoice, we've found one of the most perfectly preserved 1985 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 16,727 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 1985 was a very good year, with upgraded handling and an overdrive transmission. Enduring because of its NASCAR reputation and with a handsome, angular look, this Monte Carlo SS coupe represents a future collectable that's a lot of fun to own and drive. The original black 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, and this sinister black Monte looks smooth and bright, with the best color match between the various components we've ever seen. The SS package added a modest ground-effects package with deck lid spoiler, blacked-out trim, and bright red tape stripes and SS emblems, all of which give it a sporty look.
Gray fabric was a popular choice in the SS, and provides a wonderful contrast to the black exterior and works with GM's formal styling. 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, 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 factory AM/FM/cassette stereo remains just below the climate controls and has that warm sound that characterized the GM/Delco systems of the time without the complexity of all those buttons that came later. 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. 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 100% 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. Heck, there's still a catalytic converter under there, so no worries registering it anywhere in the country, and a pair of Flowmaster mufflers appear to be the lone modification. A 4-speed automatic was the only transmission available in the SS and a set of 3.42 gears were fitted out back to give it impressive acceleration and easy cruising. Handsome SS wheels with polished trim rings wear fat 215/65/15 Uniroyal performance radials.
Documented with its original window sticker and owner's manual, Monte Carlos like this are sure-fire future collectables, and those at the top of the charts will be low-mileage survivors like this. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 305 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Monte Carlo
- 16,727 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Center Console