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1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Base Coupe 2-door 5.0l on 2040-cars

US $3,500.00
Year:1986 Mileage:100000 Color: of the car

Aurora, Illinois, United States

Aurora, Illinois, United States

OK, up for sale is my 1986 Monte Carlo. Originally purchased this last year as a project for my son and I, but alas, money and time got in the way.
Bad news first:
  • The original carburetor (Rochester Quadrajet) was replaced by the original seller to an Edelbrock Performer. Edelbrock works fine but since it is not connected to the ECM, the timing keeps advancing and it is nearly impossible to get her running smoothly.
  • Landau top needs to either be deleted or repaired
  • The interior of the car needs help (interior door panel on passenger side is detached, have most parts for it. Dash pad is cracked. Gauges work fine. Seats are solid but dirty)
  • Exterior of the car - paint is there but most likely it was a cheap Maaco paint job as some parts are visible and the original cream color of the car can be seen in the jambs and stuff.
  • Body - panels are solid, front end needs to be shimmed and aligned properly. Bondo on Passenger door by mirror and bondo on left fender. Couple of small rust spots that can be ground out and filled (nothing through the panels)
  • Exhaust - leak in the exhaust, needs replacement.

Good news time:
  • Windshield is brand new, replaced by Safelite last summer
  • She starts up well and idles well but then once she reaches temp, starts to run too rich.
  • Tires are good
  • No rust in the trunk
  • Overall good condition, just needs someone who knows what they are doing to have this car - NOT me. :-)

I am including a bunch of body parts:
  • Two front fenders from an SS (I think it was an 86 or 87)
  • Two doors (rusted bottoms but complete interiors) from same donor SS
  • Hood
  • Trunk
  • Front clip and lights assembly from the SS

Additionally, I am also including the following parts:

  • Rebuilt Rochester Quadrajet E4ME (From Mountain Man carbs - HIGHLY rated) (300 bucks)
  • Replacement headliner and visors from Mike's Montes and replacement radiator overflow tank (300 bucks)
  • MSD Pro-Billet RTR Distributor for Small Block Chevy (from Summit, $289)
  • MSD Coil Blaster for RTR Distributor ($50)
  • Street Fire spark plug wires (Summit, $40)
  • LH and RH Exhaust manifolds (Summit, $225)
  • Set of Autolite Xtreme Performance plugs (Summit, $60)
  • Additional parts and pieces from the donor car (some interior parts, Chrome dressup kit, hood hinge, wiring harness for lights, etc.)

If you can do body work and minor mechanical stuff, you can have a sweet ride in no time. I don't do any body work so I'd lose a ton of money paying someone to do it.

Heck, you could part this out to the Monte Carlo community and make twice my asking price back - I just need to get it out of here and don't have the time to take this project to completion. By my estimate, it's pretty darn close and is still unmolested enough that you could make a really sweet ride out of it. She drives, shifts, brakes, and steers fine. Just wouldn't recommend taking her long distance until the timing issue is worked out and the exhaust leak is fixed.

Parts and car alone totalled me over 4000... you have 1300 bucks in unused parts also included that you could either use or resell. She's got great potential, I just don't have the time. Son needs a reliable car NOW and really doesn't have the interest in this project that I hoped he would. 

NOW - for the legalistic stuff:

  1. If you commit to buy, it is committing to buy - NOT committing to come over and inspect and kick the tires. I have described everything to my best ability and am always available via email or eBay messages to answer any questions, take additional pictures, etc.
  2. If you purchase, I need 500 down and the remainder within one week. Car needs to be picked up within one week of the close of sale. I will not arrange shipping, I do not have a trailer. I *will* however, help load it up.
  3. Car is sold as is, where is, no warranties expressed or implied; no returns.

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