I bought this car back on March 22, 2007 with 76,000 miles on it. It was one of the best lookin cars on the lot and i was absolutley obsessed with it. I traded my old 1998 Monte Carlo LS for it, they gave me $1,500 for it. It didn't take long for the mod bug to hit me, and by the time summer hit, it was far from stock.
Over the summer it sat in a garage with a friends dad's Corvette, as i had to leave for the Army for 4 months. When i got back, i got my military bonus and 99% of that money i had decided was going into the car, and sure enough it did.
this car started a lowly and sad life, was one of 61 created espically for a company called "national car rentals". it was below the base model, and as ive gotten all the history on my car it was used, abused, wasnt even taken back to the dealership for its recalls. so after many years of being abused as a rental car it was purchased by my father at some sort of auction back in 04. feburary of 05 my father came to me and gave me this car to drive while he took my 45mpg honda away with him...well needless to say a 97 monte vs a 86 accord of course i suckered my way into getting the monte from him...BIG MISTAKE! within months the engine blew a lower intake gasket and flooded with coolant so i got that fixed, and then it did it again a few months later so the car sat for many months until i decided "its time to drop a L67 into this car" so i took out a loan and did just that. well the poor tranny couldnt handle the engine so $2280.04 later (And yes AAA transmissions made me pay the 4 cents b4 they would hand over the keys) i now have a bulletproof transmission that can handle this engine. so with the powertrain handled i decided its time to go with looks, so i lowered the car almost 3", installed a billet grill, and chrome euro headlights, customized *most* of the interior,(im still looking for black leather seats), guages on the a pillar and under the ashtray, installed a dual flowmaster exhaust setup with high flow magnaflow cats and resonator deletes. put some american racing wheels on the car with some goodyear rubber. wing and gfx *yes i know people hated it and their gone now*, and then i got real crazy and dumped 6 12s in the trunk and a trunk lid to finish the trunk off completely. the list goes on and on but i took a below base model made for rental monte carlo ls and turned it into a show winning, eye turning, neck poppin monte carlo ss clone and its finally getting the respect that the monte carlo name deserves.
now as to whats next... i wanna do a side exit exhaust, tint the windows 20%, hop up to 17s or 18s, and a bodykit. and hopefully those leather seats im still searching for lol
3800 Series II Engine
Stock: 200HP @ 5200 RPM and 225 ft/lbs. at 4000 RPM
Last 1/4 was a 15.1 at 93 mph, this was at an altitude of 900 feet in Colorado
No specifications listed.
Kelley Blue Book Price $5,575 - $6,025
Original Retail Price (MSRP) $20,635
Original Invoice Price $18,881
Engines & Power
Standard Engine 3.8L 200 hp V6
Torque (lb-ft) 185 @ 4000 RPM 225 @ 4000 RPM
4-Speed Automatic Overdrive Std.
City MPG 19
Highway MPG 30
Air Conditioning Std.
Power Windows Std.
Power Door Locks Std.
Max. Seating 5
Number of Doors 2
Steering Wheel Radio Controls
Airbags Driver and Passenger
ABS Brakes Std.
none its a frieken ls i had to do everything myself
ZZP SS M90 Kit w/ 3.6 Pulley
ZZP Short Stack Intercooler Kit
ZZP Billet Fuel Rails
Full 2.5" Exhaust w/ 24" Glasspack, and dual 3.5" Tips
Drilled 180* T stat
Custom 3" fenderwell Intake
R1 Concepts Cross Drilled/Slotted Rotors w/ Hawk pads all around
GTP Shifter w/ Performance shift button (not hooked up)
DHP Powrtuned (Im willing to sell my DHP Tuner aswell w/ the car, included in price)
RK Sport Body Kit
A Pillar 3 Gauge Pod
Electrical Oil Pressure and Tranny Temp
Black Ebay Chrome Headlights
quite obvioius LOL
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