Last updated Aug 18, 2009
During the summer of '09 I was rear ended, totalling out my '96 Monte carlo. The past year or so prior I had been wanting to get rid of the car and purchase seomthing else, but really was unable to. After the accident I saw it as a chance to get what I really wanted and started looking for an older Monte. Finally I came across a beauty! A 1979 Monte that had been very well maintained thriughout it's life. After driving 2 /2 hrs to take a look, I fell in love and she became mine! (Aug 1,2009) I have plans to make it even better than it already is, so keep looking for pictures and updates!
Only minor trim changes were made to the 1979 Monte Carlo, which included a slightly redesigned grille, tail lights & front park lights. Mechanical changes included a new Chevrolet-built 200 CID V6 (the ancestor of the Vortec 4300) as the standard engine for the base Monte Carlo in 49 states while the Buick 231 CID V6 remained standard on base models in California and all Landau models. A new 125 hp (93 kW) 267 CID V8 became optional and the 140 hp (104 kW) 305 CID V8 continued as an option but was joined by a 160 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) hp version with a four-barrel carburetor. The same transmissions were carried over from 1978, including a standard three-speed manual and optional four-speed manual, or an optional three-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic. This would be the last year that Chevrolet would offer manual transmissions on the Monte Carlo due to extremely low buyer interest.
A customized 1979 Monte Carlo is featured in the movie Training Day, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawk. A 1979 Monte carlo was used by Micheal Platt and Bill Matix During the 1986 FBI Miami shootout.
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Aug 5, 2009
Well I "purchased" my '79 Monte Carlo Saturday Aug 1,2009....and now I play the waiting game. Since being rear ended in my '96 Monte I have done nothing but the insurance shuffle. (I hate Liberty Mutual) I was not at fault obviously, and so I've been forced...