The Chevrolet Monza was released for the 1975 model year on a chassis shared with the tiny Vega, but it was designed to have power from an exotic rotary GM-Wankel engine. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the rotary was scrapped after GM engineers couldn’t figure out that wankels are total piles of junk, so GM shoved a V8 inside and called it a day…except for the versions that were sent to Michigan Auto Techniques for the “Mirage” treatment. Find this 1977 Chevrolet Monza Mirage offered for $13,000 in McHenry, IL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This Monza isn’t totally stock — but the fender flares and red-blue stripes running down the length of the car did come when new as part of the Mirage package. The 406 cubic inch small block force-fed with a Weiand blower…not stock.
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