The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an American two-door coupe that was produced by the General Motors division.
They used the Pontiac Grand Prix platform with a 116″ (2946 mm) wheelbase, known as the A-body Special. A new body, comparable in size to Chevrolet’s full-size series, was mounted on this frame, which was fitted with an independent front suspension on A-arms and springs, and a trailing axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs.
It had a two-metre bonnet, a relatively short boot, muscular fenders with raised projections and single round headlights. The radiator grille, vertical tail lamps and other trim elements gave it a similarity to the Cadillac Eldorado, but the shape of the roof and dashboard clearly indicated a connection with the Chevrolet Chevelle. The only body type available was the 2-door hardtop.
For 1971, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo received a tighter grille, standing logo on the bonnet, and rectangular parking lights on the front bumper.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS specs:
- top speed – 206 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 5.8 s
- horsepower – 450 hp
- power density – 258 hp/t
- engine volume – 7446 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1744 kg
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS engine:
It included a standard Turbo-Jet 454 of 454 CID (7.4 litres) with a four-chamber carburettor rated at 360 bhp at 4,800 rpm. A three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox was the only gearbox available for this set-up.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 0 – 100 (Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 0 – 60):
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 5.8 seconds.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS top speed:
The top speed reaches 206 kilometres per hour.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS interior:
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS price (Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for sale):
The car is available from $80000.