1970 was the peak of the muscle car era, but if youre not into stripes and extroverted colors, this handsome 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an excellent choice. Sporting a great-performance small block, this beautiful Cortez Silver coupe is a great show and go car that still looks awesome and delivers a serious punch under the hood. If a Chevelle is just a little too ordinary for you, perhaps this Monte Carlo is a better choice.
As Chevys big luxury cruiser, the Monte Carlo looks ideal in more subtle finishes like code 14 Cortez Silver, which is this cars original color. The bodywork and paint are quite possibly original and it still presents well with a great shine and only minor signs of age and use. If you really wanted to wake this one up, a professional cut and buff would probably pay big dividends, but overall the car has a very cohesive look that befits its stature at the top of the Chevrolet hierarchy. The chiseled Monte Carlo look was pretty sophisticated for 1970, with a notable lack of ornamentation and muscular-looking quarters that made this personal luxury coupe look anything but tame. Chrome is very good, the stainless has been well maintained, the bumpers are probably new, and the black vinyl top provides great contrast and a hint of formality to the big coupe.
The black bucket seat interior is extremely clean, with a nice mixture of original and restored pieces. The seat covers and carpets are surely recent additions, and items like the door panels and headliner are in very good condition for their age. Youll also note that this car carries the optional factory A/C (ice cold!) and a center console, and all that burled walnut (who cares if its fake?) gives the interior an upscale look. Modern additions include a set of gauges on the A-pillar and a tach strapped to the steering column, as well as an AM/FM/cassette stereo radio, making it a car that you can drive anywhere without a second thought. The horseshoe shifter is perhaps the coolest gear selector ever and the wrap-around dash makes this big car feel very sporty from behind the wheel. One of the virtues of a full-sized car is the giant trunk, which carries what appears to be its original mat and a full-sized spare with cover.
The original small block is gone, replaced by a stout 350 cubic inch crate motor thats been heavily fortified for use in this big coupe. With a smooth idle and big torque, it moves the Monte Carlo effortlessly with a fantastic muscle car soundtrack from the long-tube headers and dual exhaust. The engine bay has been nicely detailed for show, with lots of chrome and polished aluminum, as well as a big Holley carb, a performance camshaft, and HEI ignition system. The a modern serpentine belt drive for the accessories makes for a very clean installation, the A/C has been set up for R134a refrigerant, and power steering and brakes are, of course, standard equipment. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission shifts like it should and feeds a sturdy 12-bolt rear end with highway-friendly gears inside. Proper Rally wheels wearing spinners and 245/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials complete the look that neatly blends performance and luxury in one package.
The day of the Monte Carlo cant be far off because cars this cool cant stay this affordable forever. Take advantage of this opportunity before another one slips by. Call today!