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1980 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 1980 Chevrolet Monza brought down the curtain on the Monza's six-year run, and did it with a smaller lineup. The lineup consisted of a base 2+2 hatchback and notchback and 2+2 Sport hatchback.

The 1980 Chevrolet Monza lost its Vega-based wagon variant, reverting to two-door hatchback and notchback coupe body styles. It also lost its V-8 option. The 151-cubic-inch four-cylinder engine remained standard and the only engine option was the 3.8 liter Buick V6.

Sporty looks substituted for horsepower, and the Monza hatchback embraced this philosophy though the Spyder package.

Front and rear spoilers and hood and flank decals made the Spyder look fast. But even with a four-speed manual transmission backing up the 3.8-liter V-6, a Spyder could run 75 mph in a ¼ mile.

Production of the Chevrolet Monza actually increased slightly in 1980, reaching nearly 170,000 units. But, it was not good enough to save the Monza, however. Chevrolet decided to shelve the antiquated design and let the Chevrolet Camaro and new Chevrolet Citation X-11 absorb whatever was left of the sporty-coupe market.



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Performance Specs

Available Engines
151ci

151ci

1x2bbl

86hp

128 lb-ft

231ci

231ci

1x2bbl

110hp

190 lb-ft

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

151ci

14.2 sec

19.9 @ 70mph

Simulation

231ci

10.7 sec

18.0 @ 76mph

Simulation

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