|THIS IS DEFINITELY A ONE OF A KIND HOT ROD, BUILT FOR THE TRUE CAR GUY. 1980 CHEVROLET MONZA SPYDER. 1980 WAS THE LAST YEAR OF PRODUCTION FOR THE MONZA, AND ONLY 7,589 OF THE SPORTY MONZA SPYDERS WERE MANUFACTURED. HOWEVER, THIS IS A RARE CAR WITH A TWIST. THIS QUIRKY LITTLE CAR HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MODIFIED PRO STREET/STREET MACHINE. NICELY BUILT 350, FOUR BOLT MAIN, SMALL BLOCK WITH LESS THAN 200 MILES. UPDATED SUSPENSION. THIS BEAUTY IS A GROUND POUNDER, YET IT IS VERY STREETABLE AND EASY TO DRIVE. IF YOU WANT TO STAND OUT IN THE MUSCLE CAR CROWD, THIS IS THE CAR FOR YOU. YOU COULD NOT BUILD THIS CAR AT OUR BUY IT NOW PRICE IF YOU WERE GIVEN THE CAR FOR FREE! AN AFFORDABLE, FAST, UNIQUE VEHICLE. TRY TO FIND ANOTHER LIKE THIS. THE ADVANTAGE OF THIS CAR IS SIMPLE. AT 2,700 POUNDS, AN UNMANAGEABLE, MONSTER ENGINE IS NOT NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CAR GO FAST. THE ENGINE IS WELL BUILT, BUT SUPER STREETABLE AND VERY EASY TO MAINTAIN. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. FAST AND DEPENDABLE.
VIN NUMBER DECODING: 1R07AA7225780
A- 2.3 Liter Four Cylinder
7- Lordston, Ohio Assembly Plant
225780- Sequential Number
The Chevrolet Monza was a sub compact four passenger car built from 1975-1980, to compete primarily with the Mustang II. The Buick Skyhawk and Oldsmobile Starfire were the other H body models from GM, but the Monza was the most popular. It was the successor to the Vega. The Spyder nameplate was originally used to designate the 1962-1964 Corvair turbocharged model. The 'Spyder' name was introduced for the Chevrolet Monza in 1976. This package included performance equipment and some small appearance items, depending on the choice of Spyder Equipment or Spyder Appearance, or both. For 1980, the option designation was consolidated to the Spyder Equipment Package, with both appearance and performance options. BR70-13C steel-belted radial ply blackwall tires (with option for raised white lettering), Sport suspension, Black front and rear bumper rub strips, Black headlights frames, Black windshield, belt, side and rear window moldings (not available with black exterior), Black painted body sill (also not available with black exterior), Black door and center pillar louvers, Black painted taillight frames, Body color front air dam and rear spoiler, Spyder emblems on front facia, rear lock cover and sport steering wheel (horn button insert), Black sport mirrors (LH remote, RH manual), Rear Spoiler and body stripes with Spyder lettering outlined in accent body colour, Spyder hood decal, Black painted Rally II wheels with bright trim rings and center caps.
There is today a die hard group of Monza enthusiasts. Monza's, both stock and modified, can be seen at shows, cruises, drag strips, and on the streets across the country. The Monza Spyder is at the very top of the popularity scale.
Clean body with driver quality paint. However, the paint has a mirror gloss shine. Striping on the car and hood graphics are done in paint. Dark tinted windows. Scooped hood is all steel and was custom fabricated. Front air dam. Dual sport mirrors. Rear spoiler. Custom chrome wheels with radial tires. Ride stance is excellent.
The heart of this street machine is the drive train. Less than 200 miles logged since rebuild, per previous owner. It starts with a bullet proof block. TXB code 1975 four bolt main truck block. Cast iron heads. Hydraulic cam and valve train. Edelbrock Competition Series carburetor mounted on a Weiand aluminum intake manifold. HEI ignition. Solid engine mounts. Stock exhaust manifolds connected to Flowmaster dual exhaust. Aluminum radiator. Flex Lite fan. Manual steering. Manual brakes- disc in front; drum in rear. Twelve gallon aluminum fuel tank.
Turbo 350 automatic transmission. Ten bolt rear differential. Coil over shocks. Heavy duty rear torsion bar. Rear anti roll bar. Converted from four to five lug wheels with all proper components. Undercarriage is not detailed, but clean, solid, and functionally built.
Interior is all business with no frills. Camaro cloth reclining bucket seat are in good condition. Factory rear vinyl seat in good condition. Fabricated door panels. Complete 1969 Chevelle console including stirrup shifter is installed in the car. Dash pad in good condition. Headlights, tail lights, and brake lights work. Turn signals do not. No radio.
You can hardly buy a running and driving classic car in the $5,000 price range. Here you have a complete, driver quality muscle car with a well built and good running engine, transmission, and differential. You can't let this one get away. It's the best deal around on a vehicle like this. Don't hesitate to grab this one.
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