Chevy Monte Carlo, BUILT!
Car is on consignment
The ultimate sleeper.
car was built up and painted in 2007.
The engine builder computer
Dyno'd the car at 518HP on motor, and 668HP on the bottle! We have the dyno stats in our file.
Edelbrock Victor Jr Intake
Roller cam and lifters
Steel forged 4340 crankshaft
All ARP fasteners
7qt racing oil pan
radiator and fan
New trans Turbo 400 with all Hughes parts
3000 stall converter
Ford 9" rear end - unknown internals
Hotchkiss rear arms
Fuel lines and plumbing
New timing cover
New valve covers
New air cleaner
NOS system 150hp
Just installed new tires on the rear.
Paint seems professionally done. Body is straight, with no signs of rust, corrosion or rot. Interior
looks to be all original.
Has functioning power
The current owner of the car is a car collector. He doesn't
have too much knowledge of the exact details of the build, other then the list above, is what he received from the builder
and previous owner.
We test drive every car we consign.
With that said, we got a chance to see what this car is all about.
Gary's driving impression:
"When I first saw the car, I thought to myself, hmm, cool cruiser, maybe not my first choice in color, but its
pretty clean and unique. As most know, I'm a diehard Chevy guy, and prefer mostly Camaro's, Nova's and Chevelle's. Then, as
I entered the car, I noticed, it still has the feel of American Muscle car, which kinda made me a little more optimistic.
I noticed race style lap belts, a fire extinguisher, B&M shifter and a shift light on the dash. This all got my juices
flowin'. Upon turning the key, flippin the toggle on the dash and hearing the beast come alive, I realized, this aint your
typical Monte Carlo cruiser. The motor has a nice lope and idle, sounds very solid and strong. After fiddling with the ratchet
shifter, and backing it out of the showroom, I took off on my usual test route. Right out of the parking lot, I immediately
appreciated the power steering and power brakes, feels like a modern day car. Street manners were surprisingly light and nimble.
I assumed it would feel like a heavy tank and sway all over, but somebody obviously took the time to sort out the suspension,
proper coil rates, etc. to make this car handle very well. Throttle response is great. The power is is amazing, and I don't
even feel like I got in to the secondary's. We don't like to go out and abuse our clients cars, but at least to get a feel
for what its got, to hopefully better interpret for the potential buyer. The transmission was set up right. It shifts perfectly,
it downshifts upon accelerating as needed. The tranny was overall, the way it should be, which is few and far between lately.
Lastly, temperature; Wow, I could barely get this car to 190, it sat between 150-180 from dead stop traffic, to up and down
my secret test strip. Overall, the car was a blast to drive. It handled amazing for a larger car. I was very impressed, and
caught myself staring at it, long after I had driven it, thinking to myself, why have I never owned one of these? On top of
that, I really like the color now! In summary, if you're looking for a fun street/muscle car, that doesn't have the stereotypical
look, is easily a sleeper, under $20k investment, and you appreciate well sorted out hot rods.... well, this car is for you!
Fires right up.
on pump gas.