#'S MATCHING 350CI MONTE CARLO, BUCKET SEAT/CENTER CONSOLE INTERIOR, NICE!
This 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is one impressive luxury coupe. It offers numbers matching V8 power, plenty of luxury features including cold A/C, and a period-perfect color combination, making it a fantastic example of Chevy's best in 1970.
The car was originally blue, so there's no pretense of this being the car's original color. But actually, there's a little bit of Mojave Gold and more than a little Orange Flame in the finish, which was sprayed not too long ago and does look right for 1972. Today it shows very little wear, and if you want a dazzling Monte that will have people wondering why it looks so darned good, this is your car. It looks like it could be an original color, but park it next to a standard car and this one will glow without looking too radical. Of course, as a car that spent its life someplace warm, the body panels were already in great condition, needing little more than a block sanding to get them flat and smooth before the paint went on. There's a black vinyl top, giving the clean first gen Monte Carlo shape a formal air and neatly disguising the fact that this really is a rather large car. All the chrome, including the grille and emblems, is in excellent condition, and even the bright rocker panel moldings show very little road rash.
The black vinyl is a rare find with bucket seats and a console in a non-SS model. It's a big upgrade over the standard bench and perfectly suits the Monte Carlo's luxury/performance mission. The seats show very little wear and no damage, the carpets are so nice that I have to believe they've been replaced at some point, and they're protected by a set of monogrammed floor mats. It's also loaded with options like A/C, power windows and locks, as well as an upgraded Alpine CD stereo with MP3 capabilities that's cleverly stashed out of sight so the dash looks authentic. The burled walnut dash appliques are upscale and the round gauges look sporty and are in good original condition with bright letters and pointers. The back seat has plenty of room for three across seating and the massive trunk is clean and tidy, needing only a new mat to be finished.
Under that ultra-long hood is the car's original, numbers-matching 350 cubic inch V8. The air cleaner and valve covers are aftermarket chrome units that add a little flash, and you can see that the repaint was quite through, as there's no trace of the original blue under the hood. The original factory A/C system is complete and fully function with R12 refrigerant inside, and many of the maintenance items look recently serviced. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission shifts easily, giving the Monte Carlo its luxury car personality, but a quick jab of the throttle summons an authoritative downshift that makes this big luxury cruiser feel light on its feet and the sound of the recent Flowmaster exhaust system is downright intimidating. Underneath, it's a super clean southern car so there are no surprises, although it hasn't been detailed for show. Rounding out the list of features are a set of giant 20-inch wheels that look reminiscent of a late-model IROC Camaro's rolling stock, and they're wrapped in low-profile performance radials.
These are handsome, comfortable, and surprisingly fleet coupes that are gaining popularity as the mainstream muscle cars continue to appreciate. With lots of performance and a great look, this one is a great alternative. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Numbers Matching
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Vinyl Interior
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