1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo S Coupe 5.7 350 4bbl V8 from North America
Not the best Chevrolet for performance
Would run good and dependable for a Monte, once it was warmed up and driven long distances, but would refuse to start after being parked and sitting some time. Starters would and carburetor was always in need of work to make it run dependable again.
This was my first car I got back in HS that was bought new in 74 by my ex. I inherited it from him in 79 as he bought a new station wagon at the time and didn't drive it much anymore. It was black exterior, black interior; the S Coupe with power windows options, bench seat, with the standard 350 4 barrel Cali Car. It was luxury and offered a lot of room and comfort for the interior, which I liked. The backseat was spacious for my stuff and the trunk could hold a lot also. I would drive it to work and across state at times with no problems; only some overheating in the hot summers, but it had some good power.
Towards the mid 80's and late 80's as I worked as a waitress and attended workouts at the gym, it was costing me a lot of money that I nearly did not have to keep it running. It would refuse to start and I could not always depend on it; the motor was tired out in need of work. It was then parked in a carport for almost a year without being driven, as I was forced to sell it to a towing co in 92 for fast cash to buy a smaller, newer dependable car. I wonder now whatever happened to it, if anyone grabbed it and restored it before it was junked. I suppose that's where it wound up. I never kept the VIN# or made a spare copy of the title.
I would buy another Chevrolet, but not a Monte Carlo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th May, 2020