1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Over the past 105 years, Chevrolet has built such a vast empire of
lovable offerings that some of them just seem to get overlooked.
Possibly the most substantial victim of that unfortunate phenomenon
is the storied Monte Carlo. Introduced in 1970, and proudly parked
in over half a million driveways during its first three years of
production, the brand's 'personal luxury coupe' was decidedly cool.
And, not as ostentatious as a Corvette or as boorish as a Camaro,
the car spent most of its life as the poster child for evolving
For consignment, an example of a 1972 version of the Monte Carlo
purchased by our consignor 18 years ago as a decent conditioned
drivable car then turned over to her father for a complete redux.
Presented back to our consignor for her 40th birthday and enjoyed,
it's time to pass this one along for the next owner to enjoy. This
car has a few faults but remains original and has been the apple of
our consignor's eye since she took over ownership. A rebuilt engine
and transmission are just some of the highlights of this last year
first gen Monte Carlo.
A respray of Light Blue now covers the once Sequoia Green steel
panels. The paint presents well with a few minor inclusions and an
unfortunate area of body filler chip off on the passenger's rocker
panel. Otherwise, the panels are straight, gaps are good, and a
black vinyl top is looking good all around. The bumpers, grille,
and headlight bezels remain shiny, as does the stainless rocker
trim and wheel well highlight molding. We do note some heat marks
on the rocker trimmings, possibly due to over aggressive polishing
and buffing. A Coke bottle design is seen and the body lines
forming the bumped out front and rear quarter panels remain
flawless as well as timeless. 15-inch deep dish Chevrolet rally
wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich raised white letter radial rubber are
on the corners and give a nice muscle look to this skate.
Hand-applied white and red pinstriping highlights the hood,
fenders, doors and trunk lid and a freehand script "Daddy's Girl"
adorns the left side of the trunk.
Black vinyl abounds inside with it appearing on the door panels in
buttoned tuck and roll form along with some black highlight carpet
down low. Black vinyl with a buttoned tuck and roll pattern covers
the front bench seats with smooth black vinyl bolsters and looks
nearly new. The rear bench mimics the front buckets in material and
design, and all is in good condition and could easily be just as at
home in your mid-70's conversation pit. A nice wood applique dash
houses all original gauges, airflow levers, and various control
buttons and knobs. Also within the applique fronting is a digital
AM/FM/Cassette player and a JVC CD controller. A black covered top
dash has nicely preserved padding and shows no cracking. Black
carpet is on the floors and remains in nice condition, and the
black headliner above remains tight but with some of the stitching
Lifting the long blue hood, we see a rebuilt but not original 350ci
V8 circa 1969-1979. It is fed a fine-tuned mix of air and fossils
by a 4-barrel carburetor which sits atop an Edelbrock manifold and
is backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic that is indeed numbers
matching and also rebuilt. A 10-bolt conventional rear axle
weighing in with 2.73 gears rounds out the drivetrain. The engine
bay is well detailed and looks near factory fresh with its
orange/red painted block, chrome add ons and supple hoses.
Some surface rust is noted on the frame and support crossmembers
but only where the nicely applied black undercoating has chipped
off. A dual exhaust system is in charge of removing spent fossils
and is aided by a pair of glasspack style mufflers. Power disc
brakes are up front and power drum brakes are on the rear and for
the comfortable ride we note front independent coil spring
suspension working with a rear 4 link coil spring system.
A smooth-running car, quick starter, and comfortable interior all
work together to make this a nice well restored car that offers up
a smooth ride. Braking remained bias free during our panic stop
tests and the steering was tight and responsive. All functions save
for the heater blower were working.
An overall nice stock redux on a car that runs great and looks
nice. Well maintained by the owner, whose father was the shining
star of the restoration and now ready to pass along this gem along
to the next owner. Gracing the South mallway of our Hallowed Halls
right here at Classic Auto Mall and ripe for the picking.
57-2 Door Hardtop
H-350ci V8 2bbl
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
635455-Sequential Unit Number
ST 72 13857-1972 Monte Carlo Hardtop
BDY B233633-Baltimore Body #
TR 70? A52-Black Bench
PNT 48-Sequoia Green
03D-4th Week March Build
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.