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Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Coupe
#14 of 23 '86 Monte Carlo SS - up for grabs...
Apr 02, 2001 (7:21 pm)
Andre, In just reading over your last few postings, are you interested in an '86 Monte Carlo SS? I'm looking to have it restored but may decide to part with it instead. I currently use the car everyday, which has 141k on the original engine, and transmission. I'm only the second owner. The original owner was a civil engineer and kept the car in pretty much pristine condition. It had only 70k on it when I purchased it about 2-1/2 yrs ago. If you may be interested or know anyone, write to me at sixthflickhotmail.com I've just taken some digital photos of the car, so I could e-mail them to you if you want.
Apr 04, 2001 (10:54 am)
I do admire the Monte Carlo SS, but unfortunately I'm in no financial situation right now to afford one.
Where are you located at? I'm in Maryland, near DC/Baltimore. If I hadn't bought a brand new car (well, that was almost a 1 1/2 years ago, so it's not exactly new anymore I'd probably be interested! I do know a couple people with cars that are on their last legs, though, so if you're not too far away, I'll ask around.
The '86 my mother gave me had 192K on it when it got totaled, and was still running strong, so I'm sure 141K is just getting broken in!
#16 of 23 Coming from New York
Apr 04, 2001 (6:21 pm)
Andre, I'm between Newburgh and Middletown in upstate New York. I'll send you some photos that I just took this last weekend if you want to ask around. I still owe about $3000 on the loan, but am willing to part with it for a bit less. If you know of anyone or hear any word of someone interested, let me know.
#17 of 23 I used to own an '85 Notchback SS - liked it.
Apr 07, 2001 (8:36 pm)
About 14-15 years ago I had an '85 Notchback SS. Nice car, but bad in the winter. It had 4000 miles on when I bought it. Interesting thing about this one was it was driven by a GM Exec. It was black with none of the graphics, and it had 16 inch IROC wheels with Goodyear 50s on it instead of the standard rallys. When I sold it one person wanted to put the stripes on it, and all I could think was "why, it looks good without them." Sold it to someone else who was going to lower it or use to tow his race car.
I miss it sometimes. Wouldn't mind having one for daily use, if I lived somewhere that didn't get snow. Only problem I had was electrical problems with the wipers. Took a while to get that fixed.
Never was too crazy about the aerocoupes though.
Apr 13, 2001 (5:59 am)
You're starting to make me wish I'd taken more pics of my '86 Monte Carlo when I had it. Unfortunately, the only pics I have of it were after it got wrecked! Strange priorities, huh?
#20 of 23 STILL A LOT OF CAR FOR THE MONEY
Apr 26, 2001 (6:33 pm)
I have either owned them or been sorry I sold them,but one things for certain when you see one on the road(especially pulling away from a stoplight) admit it, you lower your radio and drivers window a bit just to listen to it rumble off and to hear the one to two shift.So its not an eyeball flattening car I admit that,but I always feel great about driving them.It has a back seat thats pretty decent and a great trunk.Lets not forget that this is a full frame body on chassis car with a V8 Auto trans and Posi Trac rear (LOOKOUT IN THE RAIN).If you have opportunity to grab a decent one,you know one that can either be driven daily or restored pretty easily,you might as well take it.It is a lot of car for the money,and if you want to drive it now and restore it later thats an option too.P.S. I just bought my fifth one;1988 SS Notchback 305 H.O. Silver Exterior with Maroon interior from a 59 Year Old Original Owner.LUV,LUV,LUV IT. VROOOOOM
#21 of 23 option numbers
Apr 28, 2001 (1:34 am)
if Z16 was the aerocoupe option number for the Monte Carlo SS does anyone know what the option number was for the Pontiac Gran Prix 2+2 Aerocoupe. Thanks
#22 of 23 STILL A LOT OF CAR FOR THE MONEY
Sep 27, 2001 (1:17 pm)
I have been trying to tell people that for a long time. I have an 86 Olds 442 that I have been trying to sell and a lot of people complain about the price. My car is priced at 10,500 because it has the 307HO, posi, 33k original miles and the usual options. Other people are asking so much more with the same mileage, and I keep saying that 10 grand really isn't that high priced for a car like this. How many RWD, V8 cars with 30k miles and posi are you gonna find for this price? I also agree that they sound good, but they don't have what they need to back up that sound. You can see it here.
#23 of 23 Not really meant to sell anyway
Nov 28, 2001 (5:10 pm)
These were done to help the ageing Monte keep up with the T-bird on the NASCAR tracks. They technically had to sell some before they were legal in NASCAR. If I remember right, NASCAR let them on the track before any were sold anyway. A very sore spot for Ford fans at the time. It led to comments like:
NASCAR - National Association of Southern Chevrolet Auto Racers.
Similar to the production of the Superbird and Taladega Torino.
Maybe the illusion of "it's a racecar" is why people ask so much for them.