First generation Monte Carlos are perhaps the most sought-after iteration of the Monte Carlo model, or at least of the A-body Monte Carlos. They have unique styling, clean lines, and were available in a variety of exciting configurations.
This particular 1970 Monte Carlo just so happens to be one of those exciting configurations; it's not some small block car, instead it's powered by the #s matching 402 cubic inch big block under the hood! With a classy feel on the inside and clean lines on the outside, this car is all business under the hood. Once this puppy gets warmed up, she really moves! Driving this car is a pleasure, everything is dialed in just about the way it should be. It runs and drives just the way you would expect it to! This is the correct 402 cubic inch big block V8 hooked up to a Turbo 400 transmission and 12-bolt rear end.
The interior is gorgeous, comfortable, and in fantastic condition overall. Aside from the luxurious bucket seats, the only thing that stands out is the SS steering wheel. A classic interior styling attribute of this era GM cars is the thruster-style automatic shifter—it really makes you feel deliberate about shifting! The power windows function properly, and add to the “gentleman's muscle car” feel of this Monte. The simulated wood dash insert is the final touch that really makes this Monte Carlo feel like a Monte Carlo. Overall, the interior is full of original and original-style parts to keep that classic feel!
The exterior is clean and straight, just how most people seem to like them! You won't find any major flaws in the exterior of this car. Even the vinyl top is in excellent condition; rust is not at all familiar with this car. The only exterior change from factory appearance is the tasteful addition of larger American Racing 17” GM-style rally wheels. This car is in its original sheet metal with factory splatter paint in the trunk. As a final fun exterior fact, it has the optional factory passenger side mirror!
If you're looking for a fun cruiser that's all business in the engine bay, and all class on the inside, this just may be the car for you! After all, when was the last time you saw an original sheet metal first generation Monte Carlo?
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light N/A
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES