1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Over the past 105 years, Chevrolet has built such a vast empire of lovable offerings that some of them just seem to get overlooked. Possibly the most substantial victim of that unfortunate phenomenon is the storied Monte Carlo. Introduced in 1970, and proudly parked in over half a million driveways during its first three years of production, the brand's personal luxury coupe was decidedly cool. And, not as ostentatious as a Corvette or as boorish as a Camaro, the car spent most of its life as the poster child for evolving automotive tastes.
This classy Monte is a solid cruiser that's benefitted from careful use only on an as needed basis, and as a result has a mere 21,200 original miles. An un-restored original car that presents very nicely, you simply won't find more muscle for the money!
Taupe metallic paint done right from the factory, plenty of brite work, and a chamois vinyl Landau top drape this '73 “Luxo-Mod”(“Look! Up in the sky, it's a muscle car!…no its a luxury car!..). True to form 1973 second gen Monte Carlo through and through, it sports a long long hood, and almost as long trunk deck. All badging trim work and chromed bumpers are very clean and dimple and rust free. A slight frown for the landau top which show some areas of the top color coming off and getting darker, though the top remains rust free underneath. Rally wheels and tires are noted on all 4 corners, and consigner states that Turbine 2 wheels and original tires will also come with the car.
Cream or off white is the color for the interior, and this is mixed with dark brown on the dash and floors. A combination of vinyl and cloth also in the off white/cream, in the form of a front split bench and rear full bench have virtually no marks or stains and certainly no rips or tears. The door panels are very clean vinyl covered with all working cranks and a toggle for the exterior mirror. A brown vinyl padded dash covers the passenger side, and faux burl veneer fronts the dash from centerline to driver's door. All gauges, which are a tachometer and gauge package upgrade, reside within the burl. Standard GM Monte Carlo steering wheel fronts the dash. Air conditioning, power steering, and power brakes are installed. Brown carpet, showing very well, is beneath all the seating. A nice tight tan cloth headliner is above all this luxury and originality.
Taking a gaze into the engine bay one sees a numbers matching orangish-red block, 350ci V8 engine, with a factory 4-barrel carburetor on top. A 350 Turbo Hydromatic automatic transmission is on back. Engine is well preserved and just a slight bit of dust and some minor corrosion can be seen throughout.
Up on the lift we can see the meat of the operation from underside, and note power steering, front disc brakes, and Turbo muffler and the usual suspects having some surface rust. Frame is sturdy as are rockers and floorpans. Power drum brakes adorn the rear wheels, and independent with coil springs in front, and 4 link with coil springs has the rear covered.
I love test driving these low mileage large Detroit iron cars, and this one left me with a smile on my face. It fired right up, idled without a trace of being on, and took off in a flash. It is a very smooth ride, with nice acceleration and decent handling. All functions were indeed…functioning. We did not see a trim tag, which has been mysteriously removed much to the chagrin of my expert decoder.
The 73 Monte Carlo is easily the nicest A-Body car that General Motors ever produced. This example, with its great stance and deep rumble, all original paint and interior and a numbers matching engine and you could not ask for anything else….well..you could and it delivers with super low mileage. An almost new 46 year old car, now that's something to be said.
K-350ci V8 4bbl
1-Oshawa, Canada Assy Plant
620617-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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