For Sale: 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

1971 was one of the peak years of the muscle car era, but if you're not into loud stripes and extroverted colors, this handsome 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an excellent choice. Sporting a great-running, numbers-matching 350 V8 small block, choice options, and a luxurious interior, this beautiful Cottonwood Green coupe is a great-looking original car that delivers plenty of punch under the hood. If a Chevelle is just a little too 'extra-ordinary' for you (in both curb appeal and price point), perhaps this classic Monte Carlo is a better fit.

As Chevy's big luxury cruiser coupe, the Monte Carlo looks ideal in more subtle, period-perfect finishes and the Code 42 Cottonwood Green paint is both period correct and quite fashionable today. The bodywork and paint were done a few years ago and it still present well with a great driver-quality presentation and only minor signs of age and use. It shines up beautifully, letting the clean Monte Carlo shape speak for itself and overall the car has a very honest and traditional look that befits its stature at the top of the Chevrolet hierarchy. It's not a show-winner anymore (at least not past the local level), but it still turns heads, and the majority of the blemishes found could likely be remedied with a professional buff-and-wax over a long weekend. The chiseled Monte Carlo look was pretty sophisticated for 1971, with a subtle ornamentation complementing the bodywork and muscular-looking quarters that made this personal luxury coupe look anything but tame. Chrome is very good and the stainless has been well maintained, with the billet-style factory grille and hood ornament at the forefront leading the way in the 'wow' department. The oversized bumpers with integrated lights are a Monte Carlo staple, as are those beautifully designed taillights out back, and the dark green vinyl top provides great contrast and a hint of formality to the big coupe. Rocker panel trim and wheel arch moldings do a great job breaking up the see of green, and the dual exhaust pipes exiting underneath the rear bumper let everyone know this isn't Granny's grocery-getter.

The Jade bench seat interior is very clean, with a nice mixture of original and restored pieces that are a perfect complement to the exterior. Period-perfect vinyl seat covers replace the drab cloth that originally covered the bench seats, matching carpets on the floors are the correct pile and plush, while items like the stock door panels, taut headliner, crack-free dash, and clean package tray out back all tie the cabin in together and make this Monte Carlo a very comfortable place in which to spend some time. You'll also note that this car carries optional and rare factory A/C (blows cold!) and all that burled walnut (who cares if it's fake?) that gives the interior a very upscale look. The only modern addition inside is the Sony AM/FM/CD stereo in the center of the dash, and the seatbelts fore and aft were likely added during the restoration as well, but not many will complain about those upgrades, as they fit so well with original pieces like the steering wheel and column shifter. One of the virtues of a full-sized car is the giant trunk, which carries a nicely fitted floor mat and a full-sized spare with jack.

The original, numbers-matching 350 cubic inch V8 still lives under the hood and it's a great complement to the Monte Carlo's sporting image. With a smooth idle and big torque, it moves the Monte Carlo effortlessly with a fantastic muscle car soundtrack from the mellow-sounding dual exhaust below. The original engine bay is fairly neat and tidy, although not overly detailed, featuring Chevy Orange paint on the block and valve covers, a correct snorkeled air cleaner, and a Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor and stock intake manifold up top. Plenty of maintenance and regular service throughout the years means that it starts easily and runs great, but it doesn't stray far from the original setup. The A/C uses it's original components and is still blowing cold, and power steering and power front disc brakes are, of course, standard equipment. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission shifts like it should and feeds a sturdy 12-bolt rear end with highway-friendly gears inside. Flashy American Racing Torque Thrust wheels and 245/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear blackwall radials complete the look that neatly blends performance and luxury in one package.

The day of the Monte Carlo can't be far off because cars this cool can't stay this affordable forever. Take advantage of this opportunity before another one slips by. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • Listing ID:CC-1551149
  • Price:$28,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Monte Carlo
  • Exterior Color:Light Green
  • Interior Color:Dark Green
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:85265
  • Stock Number:5214-DFW
  • VIN:138571L125433

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