This 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was built to be a premium personal cruiser. So when one of these sophisticated hardtops comes with some nice upgrades and the right original features (like the numbers-matching big block V8) then you know you're looking at a desirable classic at an affordable price.
There is an instant appeal to this coupe. It has the pillarless hardtop profile, understated white paint, and Rally wheels that you love on its muscle car sibling, the Chevelle. But there's also a more cultured tone, too. You see it in the intricate grille, full rocker trim, and intricate styling on the hood ornament and badging. And because this was built in one of the last few years before federal bumper regulation, those chrome kings fit snug like an intricate part of the car's design. So the result is everything you love about a classic American hardtop, but with a hint of the upper class.
Inside, more of this dual sporting and luxury nature can be seen. It starts with the upgrade to bucket seats. These are armchair comfortable, and the center console in-between has a horseshoe shifter that you usually found on Super Sport models. There's plenty of room for family and friends, but as Chevrolet's personal coupe, the driver will always be king. That's why the dual-spoke steering wheel gives you a fantastic view of the Monte Carlo's round gauge package (another feature usually reserved for cars like the Chevelle SS.)
Under the hood is the original 402 cubic-inch V8. With an appearance this honest, it's great to know that the low 65,842 mileage is actual (averaging about 1,400 miles annually.) According to the consignor, this was rebuilt during its lifetime, so it knows how to run on today's fuel. Plus, the V8 inhales deeply through a Rochester four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority from headers that feed a new stainless dual exhaust. So this big block has the kind of power and plentiful torque to move this big coupe with ease. And this Monte Carlo keeps its comfortable cruising nature with great driving features such as power steering, front disc brakes (recently serviced), and its original three-speed automatic transmission.
The classic car world is beginning to catch on to how special these Monte Carlos are. That means a big block example like this will not remain so affordable, or available, for too long. Call today!!!