1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo For Sale. 402 Cubic Inch V8 engine ( engine block has matching VIN / Hi-Perf passenger casting / and factory rated at 330 horse power), TH400 automatic transmission, chrome engine dress up package, highly detailed engine bay, Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor and intake, dual exhaust, power steering, power disc brakes, HEI ignition, 12 bolt rear end, 15” Rally wheels with Cooper white letter radial tires, code 17 shadow grey metallic exterior, black vinyl roof, dual chrome sport mirrors, black bench seat interior with cloth inserts, wood grain dash trim, Grant steering wheel, AM/FM/Cassette radio, power windows, power locks, shoulder belts. Absolutely beautiful and a rare big block factory sleeper performance vehicle!!!
The Monte Carlo was originally conceived as Chevrolet’s counterpart to the new “G-body” Pontiac Grand Prix, which was a great success in 1969. Pete Estes and Dave Holls raided the GM parts bin; much of the body and structure
came from the Chevelle, but the styling of the contemporary Cadillac Eldorado also showed through with a long hood, wider C-pillars and muscular fender bulges in the rear.
A labor strike at Chevrolet’s Flint, Michigan assembly plant (where most Monte Carlo production was scheduled) during the early months of the 1970 model year immediately following the car’s introduction on September 18, 1969 limited overall model-year sales to 159,341; short of the projected 185,000. During those early months, Monte Carlos were in short supply, with full-scale production not happening until February 1970, leaving many would-be buyers disappointed after going to their Chevrolet dealers and finding no Monte Carlos in stock. Once full production was underway, Monte Carlos sold well and often at full list price (usually being ordered with many extra-cost options), making it a profitable model for Chevrolet and its dealership networks. SS 454s, however, did not sell so well in 1970, with only 3,823 of the 1970 Monte Carlos being the most powerful model in the range.