Monte Carlo SS
WELL-PRESERVED SURVIVOR, 58K ORIGINAL MILES, LOADED, VERY STOCK & CLEAN SS!!!
The last of the V8 rear-wheel-drive Monte Carlo SS coupes have a strong following, and they seem to be the right muscle car for guys who have outgrown their Camaro fixation. This 1985 SS is a very tidy survivor that's been well-maintained but not modified and shows just over 58,000 original miles, making it the one to own if you've been looking for one of these cool coupes.
To my eye, white was the most attractive of the SS colors, since it shows off the stylish Monte Carlo shape as well as the unique SS details without hiding them in a monochromatic paint scheme. The original paint is in very good condition showing only light signs of age and the urethane ground effects and bumper covers aren't damaged or cracked. The factory stripes are still bright and crisp and aren't peeling from the body and they showed remarkable restraint with the subtle lip spoiler on the trunk lid. It does not appear to have ever been hit or repainted, and with the way those giant doors fit, there's little doubt that this is a solid car in all the areas that matter. Some of these cars got T-tops, but for a solid structure and a quiet interior, a hardtop like this is what you really want. It has lived its life in the south, so the dreaded tin worm is obviously a non-issue. For such an affordable car, this one's in really good shape.
All SS models got the same GM burgundy cloth interior with bucket seats and a console, lending the formal Monte Carlo a sporting character inside. The upholstery is in excellent condition with only very minor signs of use and age on the driver's seat and a passenger's seat that looks almost new. Headliners were always a problem on these cars and they tend to sag after a few years, but you'll be pleased to learn that the headliner in this car is brand new, as are the sun visors. The Monte Carlo came loaded, and this car includes power windows and locks, A/C, a tilt steering column, and cruise control, al befitting its luxury car heritage. The original Delco radio is gone, replaced by a Sony AM/FM/CD head unit that was professionally installed so the dash wasn't hacked up. And as the last of GM's big rear-wheel-drive luxury coupes, it offers a cavernous trunk complete with original space-saver spare.
Chevy's 305 cubic inch small block V8 was the only engine available, and in 1985 it used a 4-barrel carburetor to make 180 horsepower and a nice wallop of traditional V8 torque. Despite being one of the most modification-friendly engines ever created, this one remains entirely stock which is good news for guys who value authenticity. Even the cold air intake for the stock air cleaner remains intact. The engine bay is tidy and well-maintained, including the A/C system, and everything works properly. Backed by a 200-R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and acceleration-friendly 3.73 gears, it's surprisingly quick around town, yet just loafs along on the highway. The undercarriage is quite original but shows no obvious signs of trouble, and while it currently wears chrome Corvette Rally wheels and 225/70/15 radials, the factory wheels are also included with the car.
We sell every one of these we can get our hands on, so there's obviously a strong following out there. Clean, low-mileage Monte Carlo SS coupes are getting harder to find all the time, so don't delay, call now!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Cloth Interior
- Cruise Control
- Front Disc Brakes
- Numbers Matching
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Tilt Wheel
- Owner's Manual
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