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Cars > Couch’s Garage > “Monte”


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M –34
Calgary, Alberta


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ChAdDy_FrEsH’s Profile Photo
Jun 27, 2008 at 1:01 am
nice monte. deserves a trophy. check mine out ;-)
OHSKOOL’s Profile Photo
Jun 17, 2008 at 6:21 pm
Trophy, sweet.........
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May 14, 2008 at 5:51 pm
Trophy for sure!!!!!

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Challenges W: 3 L: 6


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Photo of a 1989 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1989 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Owner: newbie

  • Shadow: 21 pts (loss)
  • Monte: 64 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 17
  • Ended: Jun 17, 2008
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2002 Ford Mustang

Owner: vtstang

  • Stangy: 33 pts (loss)
  • Monte: 57 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 18
  • Ended: Jun 11, 2008
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** GAGT **

2003 Pontiac Grand Am

Owner: newfinish

  • ** GAGT **: 45 pts (win)
  • Monte: 40 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 17
  • Ended: Jun 11, 2008

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo z/34 (Monte)

Last updated Jun 17, 2008  

Photo of a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo z/34 (Monte)


My Dad purchased it July 23rd,1998. Here's the story of how the Monte became mine.

A week after it was purchased my dad installed a ground effects kit (some of you will know what it looks like, it's usually on ebay and called racer lip AERO) and replaced the stock spoiler with the one you can see in my album.

The second weekend we had the car my dad let me take it out with my friends for the weekend to go camping.(i was 16) But i didn't tell him i was taking a forest service road up a mountain to get there.

After a wrong turn and a horrible job at reversing i slid right into a ditch. Both front wheels were off the ground and a couple friends with jeeps were able to pull me out.

I did a total of $3000 in damage. The rear fascia was broken in several places, i bent the dual exhaust about 20 degrees towards the drivers side, and folded the corner of the gas tank into the shape of a C. Both side skirts were also cracked. I ended up paying the deductable to get it all fixed, and didn't get to drive the car again until i was 17 unless he was with me.

I wasn't the only person to ditch it though. My dad hit a patch of ice and slid into a ditch in november of 2004. He also did close to $4500 in damage from breaking a tie rod end and scraping a barbwire fence with the passenger side of the car. At least he missed the fencepost.

My dad had sold his car to a friend of his in 2005 when he was living in lethbridge alberta. I moved there shortly after and ended up seeing it a few times around town. I missed it.

We talked to the guy about buying it back from him in early 2006 after he had blown the original motor. he wanted 8000 for it with no motor and the car had around 190000KM at that point. We declined.

But he came around in march and sold it back to my dad for $8000 with a used motor from another Z/34 dropped in it. The new motor only had 135000KM on it. He was excited to have his baby back.

He drove it until late part of April 07 until he fell in love with an 07 Trailblazer SS. He ended up buying it and then the question came up. Did i want the monte carlo?

I didn't think twice. I sold my 2003 Saturn Ion and bought it. The first brand new car i got to drive and now it's mine. :D

I've now put almost 20000KM on the car. Lots of modifications. Lots of roadtrips, and lots more mods to come.


L36 3800 series 2 V6. other then a short ram its probably close to stock horsepower (210 i believe)

Factory Options

fully loaded so AC, power moonroof, 5 spoke alloy wheels, 6 way power drivers seat. and black leather.


Custom painted rear deck lid to match body color
Gts Tailight covers
Pilot Fog lights
Diamond black/clear headlight lenses
billet grille
short ram air intake
eibach pro kit springs (installation coming soon)
flowmaster super 44's

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