Pick of the Day: 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The Monte Carlo is painted in the very '70s shade of Sequoia Green
The Monte Carlo is painted in the very ’70s shade of Sequoia Green

The 1970s was the funkadelic decade when folks did the hustle in bell bottoms and drove around in “personal luxury coupes,” best exemplified by the Pick of the Day, a classic 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

This low-mileage coupe wears the factory-correct Sequoia Green and Antique White colors that were so popular during that strange era, and according to the Tampa, Florida, dealer advertising the Chevy on ClassicCars.com, it is a one-owner Florida car in great original condition.

And your ticket back to the disco age can be had for a modest $16,995.

Monte Carlo was the epitome of the personal luxury coupe
Monte Carlo was the epitome of the personal luxury coupe

“Here is a very affordable time capsule at its best,” the seller says in the listing. “This one-family owned 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has averaged less than 1,500 miles annually, and it has truly been a cherished coupe with its factory-correct colors, A/C interior, and plenty of documentation.”

The odometer reads just over 63,000 miles, which the seller notes is about 1,500 miles per year. The car is all original aside from a “professional respray” in its factory colors, and the luxurious interior is “complete and pristine.” Chevrolet’s top-drawer coupe features faux walnut trim on the steering wheel and dashboard, also in good shape, the seller notes.

“The green interior is a nice complementing shade that coordinates nicely with the exterior color,” the seller says. “The dual cloth benches don’t have even a button missing from these original-pattern seats. They seat six in complete luxury, especially since the air conditioner was upgraded to R134a to keep it blowing ice-cold into modern times.

The original interior is said to be in pristine original condition
The original interior is said to be in pristine original condition

“The complete and pristine condition of the green dash, door panels, and even the carpeting makes this feel like a time machine.”

The Monte Carlo retains its original 350 cid V8 rated at 245 horsepower and three-speed automatic transmission, the seller says, adding, “This is Chevrolet’s personal luxury statement, so you get great driving features such as power steering and front disc brakes.”

The car comes with complete documentation, including its original window sticker, Protect-o-Plate, owner’s manual, title documentation and maintenance records, the seller says.

Pride of ownership is strongly evident with this Monte Carlo, and the dealer advises that it is “a well-cared for classic coupe that’s looking for a new owner who understands that its affordability is really an invitation to be the new custodian of its history.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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