Designed for racing, but made available to the general public, Chevrolet introduced the Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe in 1986. With only 200 produced, which was the minimum number required by NASCAR to run it as a Cup Series body, this automobile is a piece of General Motors and Racing History.
Up for sale is Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe #3 of 200, which has a rich history and impressive pedigree. In February of 1986 it made 4 left turns and came around the infamous Tri-Oval when it completed a pace lap at Daytona International Speedway. This 1986 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe made its home in the foothills of North Carolina, Maryland, and most recently Virginia since 2002. This Aerocoupe was one of the first 20 produced by General Motors, and was complete by General Motors in Arlington, TX in December of 1985. With only 200 of these cars ever made, the opportunity to own one does not present itself very often; much less in this condition, with this few of miles.
Research by prior owners of this Monte Carlo and the GM Heritage Center suggest that this car was one of five Product Evaluation Program (PEP) cars used by General Motors for media test drives and displays at NASCAR Tracks upon the initial launch of the Aerocoupe model. There was a provision in the GM Employee Purchase Program that allowed company employees to designate their newly ordered vehicle for use in this program to receive a larger discount.
This 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe has been driven only 32,934 miles since new and is powered by a 305ci V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. This Monte Carlo is Number 3 on the 1986 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe Registry Finished in white over a maroon cloth interior, this fourth-generation Monte Carlo is now offered for sale
In 1986, a limited-edition 200-unit Aerocoupe model was developed in order to use the design in NASCAR racing. Special exterior bodywork, completed by Cars and Concepts in Brighton, MI, for this model included a semi-fastback roofline, a unique beveled rear window, and a trunk-mounted rear spoiler. This Aerocoupe has a rust-free body and wears its original white exterior finish with a urethane front end, quad headlights, fog lamps, beltline striping, color-keyed sport side mirrors, maroon Monte Carlo SS decals on the doors, and a dual exhaust system.
Factory 15-inch SS wheels are wrapped in 215/65 Goodyear Eagle GT+4 raised-white-letter tires. Handling is assisted by power steering and power front disc brakes.
The interior is fitted with maroon cloth bucket seats, split by a center console and color-matched to the door panels, dash, headliner, carpeting, and floor mats. Amenities include an SS-branded steering wheel, power windows, a radio, and air conditioning.
Instrumentation includes an 85-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges for the fuel level, voltage, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 32,934 miles, which is consistent with the CARFAX report.
Don't hesitate. The opportunity to own this car won't last long, and there is no telling when the next one will be listed for sale!