1970 Monte Carlo - The First Year

Chevrolet alien the 1970 Monte Carlo as an acknowledgment to the restyled 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix, and to attempt with the Ford Thunderbird. Both cars were based on the mid-size GM A-Body platform, and rode on the aforementioned 116 inch wheelbase as the four-door Chevelle and the El Camino. The 1970 Monte Carlo was alone accessible as a two-door coupe, and it holds the acumen of accepting the longest awning anytime installed on a Chevrolet! It was billed as a "personal luxury" car, or a "gentleman's performance" car.

The accepted engine was a 250 HP 2-barrel adaptation of the all-over baby block 350 CID V8. It could be ordered with a 300 HP 4-barrel 350 baby block, a 265 HP 2-barrel 400 CID baby block V8, or a 330 HP 4-barrel 402 big block V8 that Chevrolet for some acumen marketed as a 400. There was aswell a Monte Carlo SS adaptation accessible that came with a 360 HP adaptation of Chevrolet's cast new big block 454 V8 engine with a stiffer suspension, foreground disc brakes, and some alert badging. The SS-454 was a alive performer, with a aught to sixty time of 7.5 seconds. There were reportedly ten cars that year appropriate ordered with the 450HP LS-6 454 engine. The baby block able cars about came with the Turbo-Hydramatic 350 transmission, while the big block cars about had the heavier-duty Turbo-Hydramatic 400.

The abject 1970 Monte Carlo advised in at 3460 lbs, about 200 lbs. added than a comparably-equipped 2-door Chevelle with the beneath 112-inch wheelbase. Abounding Monte Carlos however, were able with added affluence options than the archetypal Chevelle, such as air conditioning (yes, in 1970, air conditioning was advised a affluence option, clashing today!), ability windows, and added items that added the car weight. Fender skirts were aswell a accepted option.

There were about amid 130,000 and 146,000 Monte Carlos produced in 1970, depending on what ability you reference. Alone 3,823 of those had the SS-454 package, and those cars are awful approved afterwards today by enthusiasts. The aboriginal cars (1970-1972) accept an alive following, with several clubs and online forums committed to them. Since it aggregate the aforementioned belvedere as the Chevelle, abounding aftermarket high-performance locations that were advised for the Chevelle will fit the Monte Carlo. Even admitting it was marketed primarily on the base of luxury, it became a accepted archetypal for banal car racing. Several big names in NASCAR collection Monte Carlos, such as Bobby Allison and Neil Bonnett.

The 1970 Monte Carlo succeeded actual able-bodied in its aboriginal purpose: to attempt with the Pontiac Grand Prix and the Ford Thunderbird. There were added 1970 Monte Carlos awash than the Pontiac Grand Prix and the Ford Thunderbird combined! The sculpted body, continued foreground fenders and slight "Coke Bottle" appearance fabricated it a muscular-looking, chic car, and to me it is abundant bigger searching than the Chevelle. It is one of my admired physique styles; I just ambition they had fabricated a 9/10 admeasurement adaptation of the car!