You have never seen a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS as wild as
this. The stealthy outside appearance hides a performance-built LS3
motor making 460 hp. And this coupe has all the right upgrades to
make sure it handles like a precision instrument while you stay in
Building a cool speed machine out of a fourth-gen Monte Carlo SS actually makes a lot of sense. The design was all about being aerodynamically enhanced. The front end was reconfigured to cut the air, and there's a small ducktail spoiler on the rear. Even the badging was kept aerodynamic, so it correctly wears its SS designation in bold red decals on the doors and rear. This looks great with the wraparound triple stripe that goes from a bold red and fades into the dark paintwork. The body is excellent, and the factory paint even looks terrific. Of course having an ultra-low 15,263 miles on the body helps keep this so well preserved. But this coupe is far from factory spec, and those shiny Billet Specialties wheels help clue everyone in about the enhancements within.
Burgundy fabric was a good choice in the SS. It matches the bold but sophisticated tone of the exterior. The buckets provide good bolstering, but still give the same all-day comfort you expect in any Monte Carlo. Plus, there's a center console for added relaxation. It's a luxury performance car, so you get plenty of comfort features such as power windows, power locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, and the original AM/FM/cassette stereo. The air conditioning has even been converted to R134a for easy servicing. The driver faces a black factory performance steering wheel, and in front of that is a sporty full gauge package with tach. In fact, the whole arrangement just feels like a nicely preserved SS. But then you grab the performance shifter and twist the key, and the full picture begins to become much clearer.
One look under the hood, and you can instantly tell there is a lot more Chevy power than the factory installed. This fuel-injected 6.2-liter LS3 crate motor would be a great addition to any coupe, but the upgrades don't stop there. It has been tuned and upgraded to produce 460 hp, and we have the dyno sheet to prove it. But more than just big power, it's backed up by reliable components like a new radiator and serpentine belt system. The motor roars to life thanks to the Pypes SS X-pipe dual exhaust. And you have complete control over the sound and the fury of this modern muscle V8 thanks to the TKO 600 five-speed. This is part of a custom performance package that includes an LS7 clutch kit, custom driveshaft, Quick Performance Ford 9-inch rear, Eaton Truetrack Posi 31 spline axle, and a 3.91 ratio for fast takeoffs. To make sure that this SS is not just great in a straight line, but also a blast on the twisty roads, too, there have been plenty of suspension enhancements. It includes a Savitske Custom suspension kit, which has their Street-Comp 2+ engineering, tubular A-arm front suspension, Bilstein shocks, and Hellwig rear sway bar. The brakes are now four-wheel discs with a C5 Corvette caliper pack. The final part to remember is that the LS3 is a modern V8 that knows how to settle nicely into everyday life when necessary. Combined with the overdrive transmission and power steering, this custom coupe is also as easy to drive as any other commuting machine.
We only just scratched the surface into the huge investments that have gone into this wild ride. But give us a call and we can go over all the details that will prove to you that this stealthy Monte Carlo SS is the coolest machine you can get your hands on today. Call now!!!