From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Featuring a very cool, early 70s vibe and plenty of curb appeal, this 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo represents a pivotal model for Chevy - its lengthy, two door design was a serious break with tradition at the time it was released. The stylistic gamble would pay off - Monte Carlos went on to be very popular for quite some time, especially first generation specimens like this one. It will pull into its next lucky owners garage complete with maintenance records to document the exacting care its received, as well as with its original warranty to add just a bit of historical perspective. The yellow exterior gives this Chevy a bright, vital look and the paint sits over a foundation thats in good alignment - as you circle the car, youll notice that the body lines are on point and the gaps surrounding the doors, hood and deck lid are nice and uniform. Above, the black vinyl top is in downright excellent shape, with no signs of wear and no bubbling in sight. That dominant, egg-crate front grille was added the year this 72 rolled out and it, along with the other exterior fittings, looks very strong. Both the front and back bumpers have likely been recently added, the window and fender well trim have a good shine to them and show no obvious dings and the rocker panel trim on both sides looks very clean. Factor in the clear glass encircling the cabin and clear headlights and taillights and you have a vintage Chevy with a very road-ready appearance. The black vinyl interior has seen plenty of attention to bring it to its current condition. Its really looking nice and, if you take a closer look, youll see a number of components that have either been restored or replaced entirely. The wide front buckets show no tears or pronounced wear spots and they bracket a very clean looking center console that features one of Chevys most distinctive interior styling features at the time - the horseshoe shifter. The door panels and the rear bench seat are also in great shape and the fresh headliner is very well fitted. Up front, the dash area now wears a newly applied burlwood panel that surrounds its collection of factory gauges, which are joined by a trio of aftermarket counterparts just below that are fully functional. The original AM/FM radio still resides at the center and the in-dash vents also on board team with an air conditioning system thats in good form to keep the cabin comfortable. Additional comfort and convenience features include a tilt column, cruise control and power windows. Theres a period correct 402 cubic inch V8 waiting to spring into action beneath the hood. Its been kept in entirely stock configuration, so youll still find the original intake and exhaust manifolds, as well as the original carb in place and performing well. The big block pairs with a 3-speed automatic transmission thats shifting smoothly to round out a very road-ready drivetrain. Theres been quite a bit of diligent maintenance work performed as well - the engine and transmission were pulled and serviced, at which time the rear main seal was also replaced, theres a new radiator up front, along with all new hoses and belts. Power steering makes this stylish classic easy to navigate, while power brakes that feature discs up front bring its set of aftermarket wheels to prompt, low-effort stops. Want a 70s cruiser thats running great and ready to hit the road just as soon as you bring it home? Check out this 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Call today!
Classic Car ID
Classic Car Buyer's Tools
Additional Buying Resources