350 V8 · 32,677 miles
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo As a contemporary homage to the classic muscle car, the 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS followed the letter of the law, if not the spirit. The Monte SS was indeed a midsize car crammed full of big-car engine, however the EPA was putting heavy restrictions on big car engines. This Monte Carlo SS presents in good condition. Thwarting the EPA, and their power robbing legislation, customizing has been done to it mainly to prepare it for a street race. A B&M automatic shifter, aftermarket radio, and keyless and handle-less entry which took this writer some time getting accustomed to, but in the end thumbs up! Also added are AB mag wheels, and performance radials, this car has been well maintained, and garaged. Some surface rust is seen underneath as well as on the mounting bolts for the front buckets. Otherwise the car presents nicely. Exterior A menacing red covers the outside of this car. Black accents, and Black vinyl badging are seen throughout. A matching red skirt bands the bottom and makes up the front and rear crash bumpers. Headlights, brake lights, grille are all in good condition, and have no marring. No door handles here, as a remote entry system opens the shaved doors for you. New front BF Goodrich Radial T/As 235/60R15 and Firestone Firehawk 275/50R15 all wrapped American Racing Rims. Interior Gray crushed velour bucket seats, with vinyl side and bottom skirts, as well as a gray crushed velour bench seat 5 adults comfortably. A tear is evident in the vinyl on the drivers bucket. A gray vinyl console with a B&M floor shifter is between the front seats, as well as a flip up storage console. Dash has been replaced with a clean interior Intellitronix digital dash with red readouts. Gray cut pile carpeting, with some fading and staining finishes off the passenger compartment floor. Custom carpet floor mats are installed to protect the original carpet. Gray vertical stitched vinyl as well as gray carpeting. Chromed electric window, joystick remote mirror and electronic entry sensor are also seen in each door, as well as the usuals...power steering, power brakes, power windows and cruise control. Drivetrain A 350 CI Small Block V8 engine nests in an engine compartment that shows mostly original. Looks are deceiving as the engine features a few upgrades: a 3-angle valve grind, ported and polished heads, a hi flow water and oil pump, an oversized oil pan, Headman Headers, A double roller timing chain, and a performance cam. It is topped by a K&N intake and attached to a 4 speed GM Turbo Hydramatic overdrive transmission actuated by a B&M transmission shift kit. A frame independent front suspension, and coil spring rear suspension make up the drivetrain. Front Disc and rear drum brakes are seen. A very good underside view reveals no rust on floor pans side panels, rocker area. Some surface rust is seen on frame and suspension, but nothing remarkable. This driven example of a 1985 Monte Carlo SS shows that a consigner can have fun using a car, as well as presenting it well when they have had their fun. Possibly in the category of sleeper there are lots of stealthy upgrades that are under the hood. All around very red racing inspired example of the Monte Carlo, with a good interior, and solid custom-built engine with 32K miles on it.