Remember when you could get a Continental Mark II or a first-generation Buick Riviera for $15K? Those days are long gone, and more than a few experts are predicting that the first-generation Monte Carlo will soon join them. This awesome big-block 71 features a matching-numbers drivetrain, beautiful fresh paint, and a ton of luxury options that make it the best of 70s luxury/muscle. Like those two cars I mentioned above, the first generation of any luxury/performance coupe tends to be the one people remember, and the Monte Carlo is no exception. This one has been carefully maintained by just two owners in Georgia, so its nicely preserved and ready for your closest inspection. Take one glance at the reflections in the paint on this Monte Carlo and youll understand how amazing it looks in person. Cortez Silver is this cars original color, enhanced not only by those stripes but by pinstripes that emphasize the muscular fenders and long front end. The black vinyl roof is also in excellent shape, with no popped seams and no evidence of rust underneath, which is a notorious problem on cars like this. With six-passenger comfort, the Monte Carlo was definitely a full-sized luxury car. This one wears fresh seat covers front and rear, as well as a new carpet set, but the door panels are original, giving you a better picture of this cars previous life. The burled walnut dash is certainly part of the luxury equation, but the round-faced gauges whisper performance, and its common to use this dash in fake Chevelle SS models. This is a factory A/C car which always adds value, and some smart-thinking tinkerer decided to leave the original AM radio in the dash and put the modern AM/FM/CD unit underneath. A single look in the trunk shows a completely rust-free floor still wearing its original spatter-finish paint, along with a complete jack assembly thats likely original to the car. Chevy was still calling the engine a 396, but in truth its a 402. Whatever the actual number, the nicely detailed big block under the long hood of this Monte Carlo runs exceptionally well, smooth at idle and when youre not running hard, but with a great wallop of torque when you dip into it. Aside from the open element air cleaner, its completely stock in the engine department, but in 1971, stock was still a potent combination. A heavy-duty TH400 3-speed automatic was standard equipment, as was the 12-bolt out back. The all-original chassis is shockingly clean, with solid floors and not even a coating of road grime that youd expect after four decades. Handsome Rallys look right and wear Cooper white-letter radials to complete the performance look. Documentation includes an original tank sticker and manuals, which are always cool to have. Make your move today, because in a few short years, youre going to look back and remember when Monte Carlos were a screaming bargain. Call now! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.
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