Thursday, December 22, 2016

Unlikely At Any Speed: 1975 Chevrolet Monza

The Chevrolet Monza was released for the 1975 model year as GM's latest subcompact offering on the H-platform shared with the Vega/Astra/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Starfire.  It was GM's answer to new sporty compact offerings from Ford like the Mustang II, Capri and Dodge's Galant based Colt.  Today, a used Monza offers an interesting level of cool for a bargain price.  Find this 1975 Chevrolet Monza offered for $5,000 in Oak Grove, MN via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!




The Monza was actually quite a strong seller, with almost 750,000 examples of the H-body sold in the first 6 years of production, but GM axed entire line in 1980.  This particular example is equipped with an original 262 cubic inch V8 mated to a 4-speed manual.  With 110 horsepower, it won't be very fast, but it does have 195 ft-lbs of torque, so at least it should burn some rubber.  Maybe.


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3 comments:

  1. Ever since the Roadkill leaf blower episode I've been strangely interested in these. Seems there aren't too many out there with a V8 in this nice of condition.

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  2. Why does this push so many of the right buttons for me? Good thing it's half a continent away! This might be the perfect Concours d'Lemons car: 100% Malaise Era cred while being simple and in good enough condition to use as a DD.

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  3. Have seen them very fast on the track ages ago...
    They were originally designed for the GM Wankle version, but they dropped the project and made a V6 to fit.

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