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1979 Chevrolet

Monza

The Chevrolet Monza was a subcompact, four-passenger automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1975–1980 model years. The Monza is based on the Chevrolet Vega, sharing its wheelbase, width and 140 CID inline-4 engine.

The 1979 Chevrolet Monza lineup contained only four models. Added standard equipment for 1979 included an AM radio, tinted glass, body side moldings, and sport steering wheel. Only one Monza model kept the sloped Euro-look front end, the 2+2 Sport hatchback. Others had a freshened grille.

A more-potent standard 151-cubic-inch four-cylinder with a redesigned cross-flow cylinder head and two-barrel carburetor developed 90-horsepower, five more than in 1978. Three optional engines were available: the 105-horsepower 196-cubic-inch V-6, 115-horsepower 231 V-6, or 130-horsepower 305 V-8. Discontinued at the end of the 1979 model year were the Monza wagon, the 196 CID V6 and the 305 CI V8.

The Spyder performance package cost $164.00, the Spyder appearance package added $231.00. All Monzas had a color-keyed instrument panel, and all except the base coupe had a center console.

Sales, however, climbed to nearly 164,000 cars, compared with 138,832. The 1979 Chevrolet Monza continued to appeal to first-time car buyers in particular, thanks to prices starting at a reasonable $3,850.



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Performance Specs

Available Engines
151ci

151ci

1x2bbl

90hp

128 lb-ft

156ci

156ci

1x2bbl

105hp

160 lb-ft

231ci

231ci

1x2bbl

115hp

190 lb-ft

305ci

305ci

1x2bbl

130hp

245 lb-ft

Transmissions
  • 3-Speed Automatic
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • 5-Speed Manual
Engine
0 to 60 MPH
Quarter Mile
Source

151ci

13.7 sec

19.7 @ 71mph

Simulation

196ci

11.8 sec

18.7 @ 74mph

Simulation

231ci

10.3 sec

17.8 @ 76mph

Simulation

305ci

10.7 sec

18.0 @ 76mph

Simulation

Paint & Color

Exterior Colors

Classic White

White

Silver

Gray

Pastel Blue

Light Blue

Bright Blue

Front Blue

Caramel Firemist

Dark Red

Medium Blue

Medium Beige

Beige

Oyster White

Pastel Green

Dark Aqua

Medium Green

Indy Silver

Blackwatch Green

Special Edition Gold

Bright Yellow

Yellow

Light Yellow

Gold

Burnished Gold

Dark Green

Frost Beige

Medium Beige

Pastel Beige

Camel

Dark Blue

Interior Colors

White

Oyster White

Blue

Light Blue

Dark Blue

Midnight Blue

DoeSkin

Saddle

Camel Tan

Dark Camel Tanel

Dark Gold

Dark Brown

Light Gray

Slate Gray

Dark Gray

Dark Slate Gray

Dark Aqua

Dark William Green

Dark Cedar

Dark Carmine

Medium Red

Light Yellow

Yellow

Dark Yellow

Production Numbers

Monza

163,833

Total Production

163,833

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