1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
The 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was billed as "America's most attainable luxury car." The personal-luxury Monte Carlo flaunted a cleaner front-end appearance with parking lights flanking a fresh wide-mesh grille. Rear ends stuck with tall vertical taillights but added a horizontal bright trim strip above the bumper. Top engine was the 270-horsepower 454-cubic-inch V-8, followed by a 240-horsepower 402-cubic-inch V-8 -- still called a "396”. The 454 V-8 cost an extra $261, while the 402 added $142 to a Monte's sticker. Californians had to be content with a 165 or 175-horsepower 350-cubic-inch V8 because the larger engines failed to meet that state's emissions standards."Owning a Monte Carlo is kind of like having your cake and driving it too," Chevrolet insisted, blending the best virtues of the luxury car and the sporty car. Base-priced at $3,362, the Monte Carlo could be fitted with a long list of luxury conveniences to suit its owner.
For consignment this little piece of writer's birthday cake in a 1972 Monte Carlo and folks its pristine. Rare Tuxedo Black paint special ordered from the factory, this 2 door hardtop example is black and beautiful, and has plenty of nicely preserved chrome trimmings to put the icing on the cake. An egg crate grille, single headlights, a rear bumper that works with the rear quarter to house the taillights and there is nothing but sweetness here on the Classic Auto Mall floor. Not to mention the laser straight panels like each piece was cut like a knife through butter, we can serve up plenty for your satisfaction.
Beautiful black vinyl whips itself up into a frenzy with faux leather panels separated by buttons. A clean door pull and opening handle and armrest are like black butter cream icing on a black vinyl bucket seat, console center original dash cake. To add some extra flavor is a nicely preserved burl walnut applique dash, complete with all the buttons, knobs and levers as the decoration. A Sony aftermarket radio with cassette is carefully mounted into the dash as well as some sweet A/C and pristine black carpet flooding the bottom. On top we note a beautifully tight headliner with nary a mark on it with a large near showroom bench across the back of the car below.
Slicing open the hood, we can look into the cooked batter and see in the form of a big 402ci V8 which is numbers matching. Atop is a Rochester Quadrajet 4-Barrel carburetor, and on back a numbers matching 3-speed TH400 automatic transmission. Waaaay back is a 12-bolt 2.73 posi rear axle… Quick light the candles!!
Not unlike the Teflon pan it may have been cooked in, there is no residue in the form of any surface rust, all strong steel frame, and floor pan construction. For the suspension we note in ingredients such as independent coil springs for front suspension, and 4 link coil springs for the rear. Also mixed into the suspension are front power discs and rear power drum brakes.
Make a wish because we've already lit the candles and they are burnin' strong. We flip it onto gear and also can light up the rear tires on the way to our test track. Here we put it through the taste testing, and it ran smooth, handled the texture of the pavement just beautifully, gave us good acceleration of taste, and sounded just fab with the Flowmaster exhaust.
An example that in my mind takes the cake without the NHTSA bumpers, beautiful chrome, and lots of trim. The black paint is deep dish, and the interior tasteful. With the consigner stated 9,000 original miles you'll be taking an extra piece of this classic serving. Make a wish!
57-2 Door Sport Coupe
U-402ci V8 240hp
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
576098-Sequential Unit Number
ST 72 13857-1972 Monte Carlo 2 Door Sport Coupe
BDY B588366-Baltimore Body #
TR 780 A52-Black Bench Seat
PNT BLANK-Special Order, Tuxedo Black, Not Readily Available On Monte Carlo Models
01A-1st Week January Build
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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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