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Chevrolet (USA) Monte Carlo 1st and 2nd generation cars were built between 1970 and 1977. Of the decades of the Monte Carlo name, these years are the ones that are most sought after by collectors and muscle car enthusiasts.
Chevrolet model Monte Carlo 1st generation belongs to the grand tourer class. The car was offered with notchback coupe body shapes between the years 1970 and 1972. Cars were equipped with range of engines of 5733 – 7443cc (349.8 – 454.2 cui) displacement, delivering 123 – 335.5 kW (167 – 456 PS, 165 – 450 hp) of power.
The standard powertrain was the 350 cu in (5.7 L) Chevrolet “Turbo-Fire” small-block V8 with a two-barrel carburetor, rated at 250 hp (186 kW) (gross) at 4500 rpm and producing 345 lb·ft (468 Nm) of torque at 2800 rpm, and using a 3-speed Synchromesh manual transmission. Front disc brakes were standard equipment to stop all that speed.
One particular edition of note was the 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 350 V-8 Turbo-Fire. It was of the 2-door coupe body type. It was front engined and had RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a manual 3-speed transmission. The engine ran on petrol (gasoline) and had displacement of 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cui, advertised power: 123 kW / 165 hp / 167 PS (SAE net), torque: 380 Nm / 280 lb-ft. Top speed was 189 km/h (117 mph.) The 0-60 mph time was a quick 9.6 seconds and the 0-100 km/h time was 10.1 seconds. The 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) was a respectable 17.4 seconds.
Over its early run, it had several performance engine offerings like the Turbo-Jet 400 CID 6.9 liter V8 with a 4-bbl carburetor. It produced 300 horsepower. Or one could choose the massive sized Turbo-Jet 454 CID 7.44 liter V8, with a 4-bbl carburetor, producing a hefty 365 horsepower.