Author Topic: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS  (Read 12877 times)

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83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« on: March 21, 2011, 12:15:31 PM »
Well I figured we will be seeing a few of these types so might as well bring up the one that inspired my SN.

 

  First built in 1983 after a 12 year absence, and has been called the last of the muscle cars built. Designed with a more aerodynamic nose to help pin the nose and increase the aerodynamics nascar, it was the last full frame midsize GM sold on the streets with a V8. While the180 horse 305 was not a beast by any means after all the gas crunches and emmisions  from the 70's it was a powerhouse of its time. Also it brought back the console shifter and strato bucket seats instead of teh split bench with armrest that had been the staple of the g-body





  Then in 1986 a change was added to continue to compete with the much sleeker thunderbirds within nascar, the aerocoupe was born. And extended rear window and shortened decklid do eliminate the buffeting the notch had at high track speeds was put to the street to qualify. Rare to find today the "bubble window" monte's were a top performer within nascar.




 
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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 12:19:39 PM »
I saw an Aerocoupe driving around here last summer. Never seen one in person before that.

I have always loved these models.

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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 02:30:03 PM »
I would still love to own one of these cars, parents owned a 85ss and a 86ss at one point, they got rid of both around 2000.

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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 04:18:50 PM »
My dad has got two of them, not the bubble ones though. One is insane with a built 565 (i think... it's ridiculous and rated at 1000 or so HP) engine, the other has a 383. I thought they looked odd at first but have grown attached. I'd love to buy his 383 one and make it street legal again.

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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 04:36:25 PM »
One of my neighbors has one of these.  It's almost completely blacked out, but I still get a chubby every time I see it.

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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 07:46:45 PM »
Do want.
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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 11:07:40 PM »
My dad had 3 Monte's while I was growing up.  All LSs, but still cool. 

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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 11:18:08 PM »
Is it my imagination, or could the Aerocoupe be the last real homologation car NASCAR had?

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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 11:24:40 PM »
I really think they nailed it with the design on these.

They look great.

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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 08:41:42 AM »
Is it my imagination, or could the Aerocoupe be the last real homologation car NASCAR had?

   It was in a way. After the Monte's you got the Lumina's where the body was but the drive train was fwd so it wasn't a true homologation. When ford did away with the t bird they brought the Taurus in which was fwd and a 4 door.  Pontiac switched to the w chassis grand prix a year earlier then Chevy so they were also on the fwd platform and the 2+2 rwd was put out the same year as the aerocoupe because they were both on the G body platform.
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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 11:22:47 AM »
Pretty cars indeed.

"Then in 1986 a change was added to continue to compete with the much sleeker thunderbirds within nascar, the aerocoupe was born. And extended rear window and shortened decklid do eliminate the buffeting the notch had at high track speeds was put to the street to qualify. Rare to find today the "bubble window" monte's were a top performer within nascar."

it should be noted (and maybe it sorta was) that the reason for the low production numbers in this form and subsequent rarity is, they only made as many as they had to so they could race them in that configuration; per NASCAR's rules
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Re: 83-88 Monte Carlo SS
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2011, 12:18:07 PM »
  Yea I kinda assumed most people here were car guys and knew about the homologation rules within nascar. Plus the model carried on in 87 and there were many more made then needed to qualify for nascar.  Should have laid that out more everyone friendly instead of gearhead friendly.
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