Chevy was always big on special editions, and when they can tie it in with NASCAR, it makes for a pretty special car. This 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Edition gives the savvy NASCAR fan a chance to own a pretty cool piece of history and with a supercharged engine, it's a lot of fun to drive.
When these cars hit dealer showrooms in 2004, they sold out almost instantly, which tells you all you need to know about NASCAR fans and their enthusiasm. Only 2883 were built, and they were all pretty much identical to the one you see here: Victory Red paint, special graphics, black ground effects package, and a rear spoiler. Custom #8 badges leave no doubt as to who inspired the car and they only came one way: loaded. With just 95,777 actual miles, this one is in just the right condition to enjoy; not a 0-mile time capsule and not a ragged-out used car, but one that will still inspire complements at the local show and look great in your NASCAR-themed garage. It has obviously been lovingly maintained by a guy who knew it was special, because it's in great shape with only a few very minor signs of use. The decals aren't faded by the sun, all the unique Earnhardt special features are intact, and even the big headlights remain crystal clear, a frequent problem on these cars. You'll have to look pretty closely to find the flaws.
The interior got a lot of upgrades as part of the package, too: Ebony leather buckets with custom embroidery, Dale Jr.'s signature on the speedometer, special badges, embroidered floor mats, and custom sill plates that match the side stripes. As with the exterior, the interior is in nice shape with only a few signs of use that are in line with the car's age and mileage. Thanks to reliable Chevy engineering, everything works properly, including the custom audio system that sounds spectacular. Features include power everything, heated seats, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, and a tilt steering column. A full array of gauges seems well-suited to the sporting Monte Carlo and you'll be surprised by how spacious the back seat is, even though it looks like nobody's ever been back there. There's also a giant trunk, making it easy to imagine pulling into the next NASCAR event behind the wheel of this special Chevy.
This Monte Carlo is a mover, too, thanks to a supercharged 3.8 liter V6. Don't scoff, this powerplant makes more than 300 pounds of torque, enough to spin the front tires at will and pull away from some serious rear-wheel-drive muscle. It remains totally stock and these are bulletproof reliable machines, so go ahead and indulge on the next on-ramp, it doesn't mind. It has been properly maintained, with records to prove it, so it's ready to enjoy immediately. It's backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, so it's a fantastic highway cruiser. A nice perk of the Monte Carlo platform is an all-independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes, so it's capable and comfortable at the same time, a great car for road trips. It's incredibly clean underneath, more evidence that it's never been out in the weather, and it looks fantastic sitting on those special edition 17-inch wheels with Michelin rubber.
Documented with the original window sticker, manuals, a certificate of authenticity, and receipts, this is a sure-fire future collectable that will make you the star of the show with NASCAR fans. Call today!