About Monte Carlo
The American automobile changed the way people move around the world since the Industrial Revolution. Chevrolets have been an American staple for decades, sought after worldwide. According to its advertising jingle in the 1970s, ‘Hot dogs, baseball, apple pie, and Chevrolet’, the Chevrolet has long been a symbol of the wholesome American life. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an American-made two-door coupe that was first introduced in model year 1970 and was manufactured over six generations through model year 2007, with a few years on hiatus. For most of its history, it was marketed as a personal-luxury coupe, with only the coolest of drivers. The last model version classified as a full-sized coupe. While it was discontinued in 2007, it managed to outlive dozens of its competitors, which were either fully discontinued many years earlier or changed in concept to a four-door sedan more suitable for a family. The classic Monte Carlo is up there with the Chevelle and the Cutlass of its generation. Though marketed as a luxury vehicle rather than a true ‘muscle car’, the Monte Carlo was known to be large, particularly the front hood section. The rear trunk of the car was also quite sizeable in comparison to similar sports models. Despite the gas shortage of the 1970s, when millions of drivers turned to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, and its notably poor gas mileage, the Monte Carlo remained a popular choice among car enthusiasts. Further, the Monte Carlo remained a good seller and even regained the SS version, which was initially offered for 1970-71 with 454-cubic-inch V8 and, from mid-1983 to 1988, the high-performance 305-cubic-inch V8 engine. As most other vehicles are 4-cylinder or sometimes 6-cylinder, an 8-cylinder vehicle has notable power, speed, and of course, torque.