Featuring a cool vibe and plenty of curb appeal, this 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo wears a fresh, high impact exterior and offers a very clean and comfortable vintage driving environment inside its doors. This Chevy's nostalgia-inducing appearance will draw plenty of admiring glances, while its smooth, solid running condition makes it well suited for frequent outings.
Recognizing that a ready supply of gasoline might not always be available due to a series of embargos overseas, Chevy trimmed a bit of size off the model the year this '78 debuted, but put it side by side with one of its predecessors and it will be evident that they left every bit of its '70s style very much intact. In fact, with its wide track unaltered, the modification actually accentuates its appealing stoutness. Despite its 40-plus years of service, it's a fresh, capable looking car, with its exterior refreshed in eye-catching black paint that's a perfect complement to the interior and wearing a collection of chrome trim that's in consistently good shape. Take a closer glance and you'll notice that this Chevy benefits from a precise body alignment, with doors, hood and decklid that open and shut smoothly, and body panels that sit flush with even gaps between them. A pair of ultra-sharp, staggered aftermarket wheels provide some added flair and will no doubt attract plenty of attention on the boulevard.
Inside, the teal interior is nicely preserved, with a split bench seat in front that features a well-fitted vinyl cover with button detailing, and a bench seat in back that looks nearly unused. Above, the headliner still fits snugly and the door panels to each side are fresh and flush to their surrounding steel frames. This Monte Carlo represents one of those rare instances where a reduction in exterior dimensions exacted no toll at all on interior space - in fact the cabin is a bit larger than in previous incarnations of the model. There's quite a bit of real estate separating the two rows of seating, so your backseat passengers will have all the legroom they'll need in this stylish cruiser. The dash area remains in largely original configuration, with factory gauges inside the instrument cluster that are still easily readable, and an AM/FM/CD stereo has been added to tend to your audio needs. This Monte Carlo also has all of its factory air conditioning components intact, but the feature will require a bit of attention to get back up and running.
Sitting beneath the hood in a stock but orderly engine compartment is a 305 cubic inch V8 that's topped with a 4-barrel carburetor and mated with a durable TH350 3-speed automatic transmission to make up a rock-solid drivetrain - this Chevy runs with all the confidence inspiring smoothness you'd want in a frequent driver and sends a deep, resonant note out of its aftermarket dual exhaust. With power steering and power brakes that feature front discs on board, navigation is easy and the stops are prompt and fade-resistant. This great looking, late-'70s Chevy rides on a set of jaw-dropping staggered Billet Specialties Dagger wheels.
Searching for a stylish cruiser that's fresh and ready to hit the road just as soon as you bring it home? Check out this 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Call today!