Clean G: 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo LT1 Swap

In 2018 the number of two door coupes available from car manufacturers are few and far between, but back in the 1980s they were literally everywhere.  The General Motors G-body cars included the Chevy Monte Carlo, Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass, and Pontiac Grand Prix.  With the exception of the Grand National and T-Type, these were not particularly sporting or fast cars. However, they coupes are one of the last rwd body on frame designs which make them desirable to muscle car fans without a baller budget.  Starting about ten years after these cars were discontinued, V8 engines started making a ton more power stock than the roughly 140 hp wheezed out from the factory.  Today’s Monte features a 300hp engine/trans swap from a 1996 Corvette. The G-body cars now also have a host of modern suspension components via the aftermarket that can turn these into a decent handling and much more modern feeling car.  Find this 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo for sale in West Babylon, NY for $6,000 via craigslist. 

The seller shouted out the entire listing here in ALL CAPS leading one to suspect he is far more likely to be a senior citizen than a teen.  The listing does not mention whether the seller performed the swap themselves or list the miles on the donor engine or chassis.

The details of the listing are here:

UP FOR SALE IS A CLEAN G BODY ORIGINAL PAINT CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN
 

CUSTOM COWL HOOD


1996 CORVETTE MOTOR AND TRANS


RARE SUNROOF FACTORY


DUAL FLOW MASTER EXHAUST

 

2 B COOL 4 CORE ALUMINIUMN RADIATOR


DUAL ELECTRIC COOLING FAN

 

CUSTOM PULLEYS AND BRACE

The rear facing cowl induction hood looks pretty trick, but the air cleaner is located at the very front of the engine bay.  The aero style headlights were a very late upgrade to the G-body cars.  The aftermarket steering wheel is the right color and very meaty looking.

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Cory is working on thinning his inventory of vintage Recaro seats and rare Mercedes W124 parts.