Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946—1975. General Motors has released this statement: On Tuesday, June 19, 2007, the last two 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo models rolled off the line at the Oshawa Assembly Plant. Sports two-tone leather black and red. This edition also got 8 floor mats and headrests. The exterior features large headlamps that have a premium, jeweled appearance with three independent lighting units. This gave the design an unusually long hood design helping the new Grand Prix to outsell its larger predecessor, despite higher prices. Swivel out seats and 8-track were optional.
It also had Turbo 3. The simulated burl elm trim was retained. You can even break the tires loose from a 10-mph roll-on. Sports leather Ebony Black seats with ebony and gray leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 1978 model also had more interior and trunk space than the earlier 1977 model. A four-speed with floor shifter was optional with the 305 V8, the first time a four-speed manual was offered on the Monte Carlo since 1971. Engine offerings were reduced to two engines for 1977.
The Monte Carlo also weighed more. In black or dark navy blue, it is nicely menacing in a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Edition, except the bowtie on the center cap was white this time. The three-speed manual transmission reappeared for the first time in several years as standard equipment on the base model with the , and the automatic was optional. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission, the Turbo Hydramatic 200-4R, with a revised sport rear axle ratio containing 3. Aside from minor equipment changes, the fifth generation remained virtually unchanged during its run.
Cloth interiors were also offered with both bench and bucket seats. The side mirrors are a different style and black. The 1978 model was 700-800 lb lighter and some 15 inches shorter than the 1977 model. Unlike Monte Carlos of previous years, the distinctive bulges to the front fenders and rear quarter panels were gone. The vehicle was discontinued due to declining sales in coupes in general and the company's plans to revive the , which would cannibalize sales of the Monte Carlo. For 1980, the car received a mild frontal restyle, with quad headlights and turn indicators mounted beneath.
The Turbo Hydra-Matic optional and a required option for the 400 and 454 V8s. During those early months, Monte Carlos were in short supply, with full-scale production not happening until February 1970, leaving many would-be buyers disappointed after going to their Chevrolet dealers and finding no Monte Carlos in stock. I own one and I tell ya what. All models receive a sporty rear spoiler. The Car Design Yearbook 4.
The Chevy bowtie on the trunk was white on this edition and another was painted on the front of the hood. Exterior: Superior Blue Metallic with Galaxy Silver ground effects. The new layout was first known as the A-body Special, but would evolve into its own class known as the. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. OnStar is standard across the line. Though derided by some for its indistinct lines called the 'Lumina Carlo' and its front-wheel drive drivetrain, the fifth generation sold well enough for Chevrolet to continue the line with a more original redesign in 2000. A mid-1990s article in the magazine Chevrolet High Performance stated that the first generation Monte Carlo was known to Chevrolet management under the working name Concours.
The 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevy's rear-wheel-drive personal-luxury car, got more power, but for the first time since 1981, no diesel engine was offered in the Monte Carlo. It jumped from 150 horsepower to 165. The front bumper was a large federally mandated 5 mph 8. Find sources: — · · · · September 2010 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Overview Manufacturer Production 1969—1987 1994—2007 1970—1988 1995—2007 Body and chassis 2-door 1970—1972 1973—1987 1995—2007 The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a two-door manufactured and marketed by from 1970 to 2007 non-continuously , encompassing six generations. The separate construction carried over for 1973, as was the basic all-coil suspension.
The Monte Carlo Turbo appeared slightly different from other Monte Carlos that year because in addition to the turbo motor it also was equipped with a small hood scoop on the left side of the hood. The new car rode on an updated chassis shared with the Lumina, Pontiac Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, , and Buick Regal, and by its nature was the first Monte Carlo. I did receive a call a few days later and felt I didn't want to go through that again, three hours of driving and treated poorly. Chevrolet marketed the Monte Carlo as a , with the last generation classified as a full-sized. That brought along 20 extra horsepower, for a new total of 130. The standard interior still consisted of a bench seat with knit-cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl upholstery.