Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Is That Stock? 1977 Chevrolet Monza Mirage

The Chevrolet Monza was released for the 1975 model year on a chassis shared with the tiny Vega, but it was designed to have power from an exotic rotary GM-Wankel engine.  Unfortunately (or fortunately) the rotary was scrapped after GM engineers couldn't figure out that wankels are total piles of junk, so GM shoved a V8 inside and called it a day...except for the versions that were sent to Michigan Auto Techniques for the "Mirage" treatment.  Find this 1977 Chevrolet Monza Mirage offered for $13,000 in McHenry, IL via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

 This Monza isn't totally stock -- but the fender flares and red-blue stripes running down the length of the car did come when new as part of the Mirage package. The 406 cubic inch small block force-fed with a Weiand blower...not stock.

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  1. Reminds me of a vehicle that would come in the Evel knievel action set from when I was a kid.

  2. Not sure a Vega is tiny this car had a way bigger tranny hump for that planned Rotary don't for get the Corvette was looking @ Wankels also.


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