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Nov 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm
love it ! shoulda never got rid of mine!
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Oct 11, 2009 at 8:55 am
I like the first gen. Monte, I think yours is going to be real nice. More pictures!!
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May 8, 2009 at 6:49 am
Thanks for the kind words. It is taking forever but it needs to be done right.

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1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupe (Monte 72)

Last updated Sep 8, 2010  

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This is my 1972 Monte Carlo. This is not a high optioned car, 2bbl, 350, T350 on column, bench seat, but not only is it mine, it used to be mine.
This is the exact car that my wife and I had our first date in May of 1975, I sold the car in September of 1976 and my wife bought it back for Christmas of 2006, so I am the second and forth owner of this car.
Unfortunately the car has sat outside for the last 30 years and needs a complete restoration.
I am doing a frame off restoration and have been working on the car for the last 14 months, have close to 550 hours and $5,000 in parts invested so far.
This isn't a rare or high option car but has a bunch of sentimental value.


350 CID, 2 bbl carb, T350 transmission, 10 bolt rear, 2.86, 175 HP

Factory Options

Air conditioning, AM/FM stereo, Auto, Solid top

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Today is May 12, 2009 and another milestone, Ok maybe a mile-pepple, BUT... for the first time in 2.5 years the hood is back on the car! Not adjusted yet but baby steps, baby...

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Help!! The Monte is being challenged again, and once again I will probably lose again, (1-5), without your help. There is some progress in the restoration just nothing you can see right now.

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HELP!! The poor old Monte is getting it's butt kicked in all the challenges. Doesn't anyone respect an old fashion restoration project. ;-). Just kidding I am up against some solid nice cars here, someday the Monte will kick butts too. Thanks for the votes.

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