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1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Ss T-tops Daily Driver Lots Of Recent Work Done! on 2040-cars

Year:1988 Mileage:134322 Color: Silver /

Suncook, New Hampshire, United States

Suncook, New Hampshire, United States
Body Type:Coupe
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:305 V8
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 1G1GZ11G2JP127193
Year: 1988
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Monte Carlo
Trim: 2 Door Coupe
Options: Cassette Player
Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Mileage: 134,322
Sub Model: SS
Exterior Color: Silver
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Gray
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

I have too many cars and have just finished this project. And it is time for me to move onto my next project. You are looking at a 1988 Chevy Monte Carlo SS with T-tops, bucket seats with a floor console. I am only the 3rd owner. The gentlemen that owned it before me, is a 76 year old man who bought it in 1996 with 52K on it. I have the title to prove it. About 50K ago (at around 82K) he put in a GM 305 replacement motor. The car runs and drives excellent. It has a lifter tick at idle. The previous owner told me that it has always done that, even when the motor was brand new. If you bring the motor up to 1500 RPM it goes away. Transmission shifts beautifully. Mechanically it has always been well maintained. It gets good gas mileage and has just enough power. Has a nice posi 373 gear rear end. The interior is in good condition. Certainly the upholstry on the seats could use some attention. But the good news is, the interior is 100% complete in unrestored condition. Everything works in the interior & exterior, except for the cruise control and the A/C. The previous owner did a great job maintaining the car, but did not maintain the rust. And that is where I came in. I have two friends that own a professional body shop and I spent $3,000 in paint & bodywork alone to get the car to look this good. Yes the frame, tranny mount and floors, especially behind the front seat have been patched (sheet metal.) But welded in, fiberglass and done right. I would call it a period correct restoration. As you can see no shortcuts were taken on the body. And it came out great! There are several paint imperfections, that need to be touched up or finished. Most are unnoticable. The car has brand new SS decals. The raised white letter tires are in great shape. The rims were sandblasted and look new. The T-tops do leak some during heavy rain (they all do.) 1988 was one of the last full frame Chevrolets ever produced and 1988 was the last year for this body style Monte Carlo SS. The last Monte Carlo SS to roll off the line, was a Silver T-top just like this. This is within one of the last few thousand made. It only cost me $32 to register due to it's antique plate status. I get thumbs up and comments everywhere I go. My reserve is very low and I have much more into it. Bid with confidence. Check my feedback. Thank you

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