Marketed as the first personal luxury car from the Chevrolet brand, the Monte Carlo was produced over 6 generations from 1970 up until 2007. The 1973 model year saw the introduction of the second-generation Monte Carlo which was named “Car of the Year” by Motor Trend for its new styling, ride quality, and improved handling. This 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo S was originally sold from Padgett Chevrolet Oldsmobile of Kansas City, Missouri, finished in Light Copper Metallic over a Light Neutral vinyl interior. It was optioned with the largest engine available, a 454ci Turbo-Jet V8, as well as a Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission, a Positraction rear axle, a vinyl-covered roof, sport mirrors, auxiliary lighting, special instrumentation, and air conditioning. This Monte Carlo was purchased by the seller about a year ago and is now being offered for auction out of Tennessee.
The second-generation Monte Carlo was introduced for the 1973 model year featuring a new design with an egg-crate grille, frameless door glass, rear side opera windows, flush-mounted door handles, and vertical taillights above the rear bumper. This example came factory-finished in Light Copper Metallic (60) and equipped with optional sport mirrors, a vinyl-covered roof, Soft Ray tinted glass, and door edge guards. The car was refinished in its original color under prior ownership along with the installation of a black vinyl roof cover. It rides on a set of aftermarket 15” Cragar wheels with faux knock-off hubs and Road Max Delta GT tires. The seller notes some minor imperfections are present in the paint, detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The interior features Light Neutral vinyl upholstery contrasted by brown carpets and a brown dashboard with woodgrain trim. The car was factory-equipped with optional auxiliary lighting, special instrumentation, and 4-season air conditioning. Other accessories include a two-spoke steering wheel with woodgrain trim, manual window cranks, center console cup holders, an aftermarket stereo, and auxiliary gauges mounted below the dash. The seller reports all gauges and accessories to be working properly apart from the backlight illumination on the instrument cluster.
This Monte Carlo S came equipped with the largest engine available, a four-barrel carbureted 454ci. Turbo-Jet V8 rated at 245 HP. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission and a Positraction rear axle. Standard features include front and rear anti-roll bars, Pliacell shock absorbers, and front disc brakes. The seller indicates that the engine is original to the car and there are no outstanding maintenance items at this time.
This sale will include a spare tire, a copy of the original sales order, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: “This is a great opportunity to own a true 70's icon. This Big Block bruiser is one of the rare factory 454 Monte Carlo’s built in 1973. This rust-free car features its original interior matching number 454 and driveline along with factory AC.”