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1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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For almost forty years, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo was luxurious personal transportation, and in true Chevy fashion, it was frequently available with every performance and luxury option available. Some believe the early cars were the best of the bunch, and when you look at this extremely well-preserved 55,000 mile original piece, it's easy to see why they remain popular today. With trim, unadorned styling that was the opposite of the excessive early '70s, and a smooth-running 350 under the hood, it's a wonderful hobby car that can still be driven every day. With a single repaint in the original Antique White with a black vinyl roof, this car easily avoids the dated color schemes that were so prevalent in the 1970s. Instead, it's a classic, elegant look, which is exactly where the Monte Carlo was positioned in the lineup. Those are original body panels throughout, and looking underneath, it's easy to see that this has always been a dry, rust-free piece that never served time in the rust belt. Never in an accident or disassembled, the body fits together with the same precision installed by the factory. Those long, heavy doors swing easily on their hinges with no signs of sagging, and the hood latches closed with a gentle push instead of a violent slam. The black vinyl top is most likely original and is an excellent indicator of how good a life this car has had-there's virtually no fading or cracking, and there's definitely no sign of rust bubbles underneath. Chrome is also excellent, with good original bumpers and straight stainless trim that's been properly maintained. If you had concerns about the veracity of the mileage claims, the interior will lay them all to rest. The black cloth bench seat interior shows very little wear, not even in the usual places like the driver's seat cushion and footwell. Not absolutely perfect, but certainly above average and well within the expectations of a 55,000-mile car. The burled walnut (simulated, of course) dashboard is an upscale touch, and it's nice to see that this one hasn't been cannibalized for someone's Chevelle SS clone. A column-shifted automatic is the right choice in this luxury-oriented cruiser, as is the factory A/C. A modern stereo system has been installed in the original location, something that would be easy to rectify if absolute authenticity is what you're looking for. The back seat looks virtually unused, and over the past 40 years, surely no more than a handful of people have taken a ride back there. The trunk is nicely preserved, too, with no signs of moisture damaged under the rubber mat, and that very well may be the original spare tire on a matching Rally wheel. Power comes from a bulletproof 350 cubic inch Chevy V8, which moves the big coupe effortlessly. You may occasionally find yourself cruising 10 MPH above the speed limit without even noticing, thanks to the smooth TH350 3-speed automatic and comfort-biased suspension. The engine bay shows signs of regular maintenance and upkeep, although it hasn't been detailed for show. Chevy Orange paint on the intake and valve covers adds a little color in the largely satin black underhood area, and it looks like most of the hoses have been recently replaced. It fires up easily with a turn of the key, and runs with that characteristic GM hum that seems common among cars of the early '70s. Underneath, the chassis is amazingly solid, with no signs of major rust or damage. Things like the exhaust system, brakes, and shocks have all be serviced, so this car is ready to drive and enjoy without another thought. There are worse ways to travel than behind the wheel of a '70s luxury car. The ride has to be experienced to be believed as it glides down the highway virtually immune to bumps and dips in the road. This well-preserved Monte Carlo is an inexpensive way to get into a great car that has a very strong following and a ton of aftermarket support. Drive it and enjoy it as is, or use it as a foundation for something truly amazing. At this price, it leaves a lot of possibilities open. Call now! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 121082

as of 4/4/2011

Car 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
VIN 1H57J2B595292 
Mileage 55,247 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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