- $44,995 Get Financing
- Monte Carlo
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
This 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Restomod lives at the intersection of big muscle car power and upper-class classic coupe. So do you love the big 502 V8 or the piano black paint? The six-speed manual or the A/C interior? The rumble of the exhaust or the confident cruiser ride? We bet the answer to it all is simply: Yes!
We don't really call this one a "sleeper." It does advertise its extra power with the callouts on the rockers, large exhaust tips, and bright Rally wheels. And that's the subtle moves of a sleeper car, this one is more about making sure it upholds the elegant style of the Monte Carlo than hiding the beast within. The black paint is part of an upgrade later in life. It's a professional application that has been treated with care, and the result is an impressive finish that's butter-smooth. So when you take this out for a drive, the sunlight lets this finish radiate and highlight the crisp lines that are the hallmark of Chevy's personal luxury machine. They designed a car to stand out from the crowd with a special badge, a chrome bumper that follows the contour of the chiseled hood, a rear bumper that's integral to the rear end, stylish full-length rocker trim, and even a premium taut vinyl roof. You understand how much this represented a premium machine in 1972 because all the intricate elements look so straight, complete, and clean on this restored hardtop.
When you see the black interior, you realize it goes with the exterior paint and roof to give you an ultra-desirable triple-black package. And because the inside looks as good as the outside, you'll happily show off the full setup. All the right little details are in place, from the walnut wood-like trim to the button-tops of the seatbacks. Even the dome light is working. So this is the kind of car you'll want to share with family and friends. There are also features to keep them all happy like an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo and air conditioning blowing cold with R1434a refrigerant. But as a true restomod, this one puts extra focus on the driver. You have front bucket seats, a center console in-between, a tilt steering column, full gauges w/tach, and aux readout under the dash. And have you counted the gears on the stick shift yet?
The engine bay has a very clean and correct look. But all the callouts remind you this one is superior. After all, a few lucky Monte Carlos left the factory with the big 454 V8, but this one is larger. Not only is a 502 cubic-inch crate motor already desirable, but this one also has the right performance enhancements. There's a Holley four-barrel carburetor, carb heat shield, an aluminum intake, HEI ignition, and Hooker long tube headers that feed a growling H-pipe dual exhaust. You are in full control of this package where the upgrade to the smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission lets you instantly go from comfortable cruising to serious muscle car power with just a downshift. You've even got a strong 12-bolt rear end and an SS-style rear suspension with boxed trailing arms and a sway bar. And with power steering, power brakes, front discs, and wide BF Goodrich T/As make for a solid all-around driver.
Complete with owner's manual, this is speed and sophistication in one full vintage package. Don't let this awesome restomod slip away. Call today!!!