1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Regarded as one of the most significant drivers in NASCAR history,
Earnhardt won a total of 76 Winston Cup races over the course of
his career, including the 1998 Daytona 500. He also earned seven
NASCAR Winston Cup championships, tying for the most all-time with
Richard Petty. This feat, accomplished in 1994, was not equaled
again for 22 years until Jimmie Johnson in 2016. His aggressive
driving style earned him the nicknames "The Intimidator", "The Man
in Black", and "The Count of Monte Carlo". Also, his success at the
restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega earned him the
nickname, "Mr. Restrictor Plate".
Our consignment is for a 1 owner 1988 Monte Carlo which was bought
new because the purchaser was a NASCAR nut and loved Dale
Earnhardt. It is all original excluding the tires, it has a NOS
headliner, rebuilt original carb, and a new fuel pump. Always
garaged and never smoked in this adult driven sample is an original
if there ever was one!
With the nickname of "Intimidator" what could be a better color
than black? Well, how about Dark Maroon Metallic? Then throw on
some red striping around the wheel wells and mid sections on either
side and on the bumper tops in front and rear. Add on an SS sticker
on the door panels, blacken the grille, add a window to the B
pillar, a spoiler to the trunk lid and two corner taillights on a
swooping down rear panel. Neoprene body matching colored bumpers
give the car an aero look. The racy look comes from the aluminum
wheels which play with satin and shiny silver paint to accentuate
their form. Raised white letter tires are on all 4 corners.
Maroon crushed velour with maroon vinyl bolsters are seen rarely
ordered front split bench and rear bench seats. A center fold down
armrest is between the front split back bench. Factory air, along
with power windows, power steering and power locks, as well as a
toggle for the driver's mirror are the options that came with the
original car. Some fading is seen on the door panels next to the
window openings, but door panels are in otherwise good condition.
Carpet appears in good condition, and carpeted floor mats are
installed in the front and rear of the car. A new maroon headliner
has been installed due to the original sagging. I can also note a
gauge package for this interior.
Under the hood is a 305ci V-8 with a 4-barrel carb on top and
attached to a 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission that throws
power to the rear wheels via a 3.73:1 limited slip differential.
This was standard setup for the 1988 Monte Carlo SS. All within a
pristine highly detailed clean engine bay.
F41 sport suspension is mounted to a clean and rust-free frame and
undercarriage, (floor pans, wheel wells, and rockers). Independent
coil spring suspension is on front along with power disc brakes and
on back power drum brakes work with a 4 link with coil spring
suspension. Dual exhaust that is nice and clean is noted.
Always a pleasure to drive one of these, and this one is in
fabulous condition. It fired right up and on the test track cruised
and bruised when I put the accelerator to the floor. Solid panic
stopping which was boas free, and good handling. All functions were
functioning as they should.
A 2 owner car, owned by a couple of NASCAR fans who really cared
for this car. Is still in very good condition, and could easily be
a daily driver. Nice colors and aero exterior with the gauge
package interior. Boogity Boogity Boogity! (Can I say that??)
1-2 Door Coupe
G-305ci V8 HO L69
P-Pontiac, MI Assy Plant
108043-Sequential Unit Number
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.