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A car produced by Chevrolet from 1970 to 1988 (rear-wheel drive) and again from 1995-2007 (front wheel drive).

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was the car of NASCAR Winston Cup, Nextel Cup, and Sprint Cup driver's champions Richard Petty (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980, 1986, 1987), Terry Labonte (1984, 1996), Darrell Waltrip (1985), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001), Tony Stewart (2005), and Jimmie Johnson (2006 and part of the 2007 season).  It continued as Chevrolet's representative in NASCAR Sprint Cup until it was replaced by the Impala, the switch being made with the Car of Tomorrow being an Impala.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Monte Carlo page on 24 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a two-door coupe manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet from 1970 to 2007 model years (non-continuously), encompassing six generations. Chevrolet marketed the Monte Carlo as a personal luxury car, with the last generation classified as a full-sized coupé.

The car was named for the city Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues.

The first four generations of the Monte Carlo (1970–72, 1973–77, 1978–80, and 1981–88) were of a rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered (a V6 engine from 1978) coupe design, utilizing body-on-frame construction. The later rear-wheel-drive generations did not incorporate the trend of uni-body construction that became more prevalent in the early 1980s as automakers downsized their vehicle lines to satisfy increasing demand for fuel-economy after the 1973 oil crisis and the early 1980s recession. The SS model was reintroduced from mid-1983 to 1988 with a 305 cu in (5.0 L) V8.

After the discontinuation of the rear-drive Monte Carlo after 1988, the nameplate was revived in 1995 for the fifth-generation, a front-drive, V6-powered coupe based on the Chevrolet Lumina sedan. The sixth and final-generation Monte Carlo in 2000 was built alongside the Chevrolet Impala, which succeeded the Lumina as Chevy's mid-sized sedan. The Monte Carlo SS was revived from 2000 to 2007, that was initially powered by 3.8 L V6 (supercharged in 2004 and 2005) and by a 5.3 L V8 for 2006 and 2007.


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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1970
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
McHenry, Illinois Cruise Night:  June 21, 2008 View photo of 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - 4,953KB
1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1972
Photo by Mark Wagner
Spokane Lilac Festival Parade
May 20, 2006
View photo of 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - 275KB
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 1986 SS
Photo by Robert Modys
View photo of 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS - 55KB
Chevrolet Monte Carlos Modified 1972, 1988, and 198?
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
2008 Lakemoor Dollars For Scholars Car Show
September 7, 2008
View photo of Chevrolet Monte Carlos - 5,268KB
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS SS
Photo by IFCAR
December 22, 2006
View photo of Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS - 72KB
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Photo by IFCAR
September 9, 2006
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2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2007
Photo by "Karrmann"
March 3, 2007
View photo of 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - 1,477KB
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Badge Featured Vehicle Image Mid-2011 to January 2012
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Badge Featured Vehicle Image January 2012 to April 2012
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Featured Vehicle Image April 2012 to Current
Cropped from a U.S. Coast Guard photo by Kimberly Wilder - the front of Jerry Nadeau's 2001 NASCAR Monte Carlo
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Jeff Gordon Edition Jeff Gordon Edition
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
26 March 1970NHTSA Recall 70V032000
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Equipment:Other:Labels
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
19 December 1973NHTSA Recall 73V250000
1974 Buick Century, 1974 Buick Electra, 1974 Buick Estate, 1974 Buick LeSabre, 1974 Buick Regal, 1974 Buick Riviera, 1974 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice Estate, 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, 1974 Chevrolet Impala, 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1974 GMC Sprint, 1974 Oldsmobile 88, 1974 Oldsmobile 98, 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1974 Pontiac Bonneville, 1974 Pontiac Catalina, 1974 Pontiac Firebird, 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1974 Pontiac Grand Safari, 1974 Pontiac Grand Ville, 1974 Pontiac Le Mans
Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Arm
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
14 February 1975NHTSA Recall 75V032000
1975 Buick Century, 1975 Buick Regal, 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1975 Chevrolet El Camino, 1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1975 GMC Sprint, 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1975 Pontiac Grand Am, 1975 Pontiac Le Mans
Power Train:Axle Assembly:Axle Shaft
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
8 March 1976NHTSA Recall 76V038000
1976 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Differential Proportional Valve
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
2 September 1976NHTSA Recall 76V132000
1977 Buick Century, 1977 Buick LeSabre, 1977 Buick Regal, 1977 Buick Skylark, 1977 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1976 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Caprice, 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1977 Chevrolet El Camino, 1977 Chevrolet Impala, 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1977 Chevrolet Nova, 1977 GMC Sprint, 1977 Oldsmobile 88, 1977 Oldsmobile 98, 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1977 Oldsmobile Omega, 1977 Pontiac Bonneville, 1977 Pontiac Catalina, 1976 Pontiac Firebird, 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1977 Pontiac Le Mans, 1977 Pontiac Ventura
Steering:Wheel And Handle Bar
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
July 1998Remote Redesigned Air Bag Deployment Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicles - 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 1998 Ford Windstar
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 151KB - 13 pages
classified date 1999Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 26.6MB - 84 pages
classified date 1998In-depth Vehicle Occupant Report
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 10.3MB - 87 pages
January 2006Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Calspan Remote Power Window Investigation
Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,403KB - 17 pages
April 2003SCI/NASS Combination Case Report
Vehicle - 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,700KB - 13 pages
March 2003On-Site Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,072KB - 14 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.6MB - 89 pages
30 March 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 401: Interior Trunk Release
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 308KB - 19 pages
February 2009Remote Not in Traffic Surveillance Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,118KB - 20 pages


Merchandise

Street Cars

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Johnny Lightning 238-01Monte CarloModern Muscle, small scale, dark red LS
Die Cast - Johnny Lightning 238-03Monte CarloModern Muscle, small scale, black SS


Race Cars

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - AMT/Model King 21876P1972 Monte Carlo Stock Car#93 Dale Jolly
Die Cast - Action 102137Dale Earnhardt #2 Rookie of The YearDale Earnhardt Legendary Series, 1:24, 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Production: 68,016
Die Cast - Action C248316058-1#6 Jim Magill1:24 scale Mark Martin 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Bank, Production 6,500
Die Cast - Action W248316058-2#01 Enduro by Activision1:24 scale Mark Martin 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Production 7,008
Die Cast - Racing Champions 0246424K Gold, 1:64 scale, #5 Kellogg's Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Production 9,998
Die Cast - Winner's Circle 288761:24 scale, Michael Waltrip #15 NAPA Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Model Kit - Revell-Monogram 85-24795 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes Monte Carlo1:24 scale
Die Cast - Racing Champions 773971:24 scale, #5 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Die Cast - Action 103984#15 NAPA / Nilla Wafers1:24 scale #15 NAPA/Nilla Wafers 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Die Cast - Action 104082#99 Aaron's Rent1:24 scale #99 Aaron's 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Die Cast - Action 104537#99 Aaron's / 3 Stooges1:24 scale #99 Aaron's/The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Die Cast - Action 107304#8 Wrangler1:24 scale, Martin Truex Jr. #8 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC Version production 5,556; also 107446
Die Cast - Action 107446#8 Wrangler1:24 scale, Martin Truex Jr. #8 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC Version production 288; also 107304

Model Kits & Die Cast Cars

Street Cars

TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
Model KitMonogram2731'86 Chevy Monte Carlo SS1:24
Model KitRevell85-2862Streetburner'86 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS1:25
Die CastHot Wheels21057-09121999 First EditionsMONTE CARLO Concept CarSmallRed w/silver bottom stripe
Die CastHot Wheels50125-0910 G1Company Cars SeriesMonte Carlo Concept CarSmallYellow w/black stripes & red Chevrolet logo


Race Cars

The Bobby Allison NASCAR Monte Carlo

TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
Model KitAMTT421-225The Bobby Allison NASCAR Monte Carlo1:251972 #12
Model Kit (2)Monogram6391Darrell Waltrip Combo1:241982 Mountain Dew Buick Regal #11
1983 Pepsi Challenger Chevrolet Monte Carlo #11
Model KitAMT8043Darrell Waltrip Monte Carlo Stock Car1:25#11 Pepsi Challenger
Pre-painted Model KitRevell-Monogram85-1310SnapTite24 DuPont Automotive Finishes Jeff Gordon Monte Carlo1:24Pre-painted #24
Pre-painted Model KitRevell85-1325ProFinish24 Jeff Gordon Pepsi Monte Carlo1:24#24
Model KitMonogram2468#87 Burger King Monte Carlo1:241995 Joe Nemechek #87
Die CastActionPlatinum SeriesRacing for Kids 1996 Monte Carlo1:24#14, production 10,000
Die CastActionW249616215Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #31 Mom 'N' Pop1:241996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, "Limited Edition"
Model KitMonogram85-248529 World Championship Wrestling Monte Carlo1:24Steve Grissom
Model KitRevell-Monogram85-252331 Lowe's Mike Skinner Monte Carlo1:24#31
Die CastActionW249716215-1Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #31 Wrangler1:241997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 2,508
Die CastAction101247Action Historical SeriesDale Earnhardt, Jr. #7 Church Brothers1:241997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 5,316 (ARC 5,028/QVC 288)
Die CastAction105071Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Historical SeriesDale Earnhardt, Jr. #3 GM Goodwrench Service1:241997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 24,396 (GM 1,416)
Die CastActionW249816339Steve Park #1 Pennzoil1:241998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 8,500
Die CastActionW249816339-4BankSteve Park #1 Pennzoil1:241998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 3,000
Die CastActionW249816215-3Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #1 Polar Bear1:24Coca-Cola 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, "Limited Edition"
Die CastAction104604Platinum BankDale Earnhardt #3 GM Goodwrench / Bass Pro Shops1:241998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (production 16,944)
Die CastActionC249935216Kerry Earnhardt #40 Channellock1:241999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 2,500
Die CastActionW249916215Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser1:241999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, "Limited Edition"
Die CastActionW249935215Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #3 ACDelco1:241999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, "Limited Edition"
Die CastAction10830Ron Hornaday #3 NAPA1:242000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 4,008
Die CastAction11057Kenny Irwin #42 BellSouth Mobility1:242000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 3,504
Model KitRevell85-237229 Kevin Harvick Goodwrench Service Plus 2001 Monte Carlo1:24Red Numbers Version
Die CastAction102050Kerry Earnhardt #2 Kannapolis Intimidators1:242001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 21,024 (ARC 20,016/QVC 1,008)
Die CastAction102376Kevin Harvick #2 ACDelco / Busch Championship1:242001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 35,004 (ARC 30,000/GM 2,496/QVC 2,508)
Die CastAction102523Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Talladega Win / Raced Version1:242001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 64,676
Die CastAction104974Clear Stock CarDale Earnhardt #3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus1:242001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 6,108 (GM 300)
Die CastAction106171Kevin Harvick #29 GM Goodwrench / Black1:242001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 33,000
Die CastAction102083Kevin Harvick #29 GM Goodwrench Service1:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 115,332 (GM 11,616)
Die CastAction102286Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser1:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 70,068
ARC 67,650 (QVC 2,508)
Die CastAction102403Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #3 OREO / RITZ1:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 112,996 (ARC 102,996/QVC 10,000)
Die CastAction102559Kevin Harvick #29 GM Goodwrench Service / E.T.1:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 64,860 (GM 8,508)
Die CastAction102593Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #3 Nilla Wafers / Nutter Butter1:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 91,512
Die CastAction102681Kerry Earnhardt #12 Supercuts1:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 15,228
Die CastAction102929Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser1:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 18K White Gold, production 5,004
Die CastAction102980Kerry Earnhardt #12 10-10-2201:242002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 9,624
Die CastAction103499Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 RITZ / OREO1:242003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 77,208 (GM 5,004)
Die CastAction103532Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser1:242003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 105,248 (GM 8,504)
Die CastAction103556Steve Park #1 Pennzoil1:242003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 6,300
GM 504
Die CastAction103607Steve Park #8 Maxwell House1:242003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 6,540 (GM 240)
Die CastAction103768Kerry Earnhardt #12 Hot Tamales1:242003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 5,232
Die CastAction103792Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Tribute Concert1:24The E Concert 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 74,352 (GM 5,004)
Die CastAction104476Dale Earnhardt, Jr. # Budweiser / Staind1:24Budweiser True Music: Staind 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 1,968
Die CastAction105212Steve Park #30 AOL / GM Card1:24America Online/GM MasterCard 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 1,908
Die CastAction105609Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 72,072
Die CastAction105670Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 OREO / RITZ1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 34,728
Die CastAction106369Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Born On Date1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 16,392
Die CastAction106546Robby Gordon #31 Cingular Wireless / RCR 35th Anniversary1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 2,508 (also 106867)
Die CastAction106718Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Born On Date / Twin 125 Win / Raced Version1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 28,884 (also 106730
Die CastAction106730Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Born On Date / Twin 125 Win / Raced Version1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 2,004 (also 106718
Die CastAction106731Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Born On Date / Daytona Win / Raced Version1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 6,000 (also 106782
Die CastAction106762Platinum BankDale Earnhardt, Jr. #81 KFC1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 1,068
Die CastAction106764Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #81 Taco Bell1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 24,768 (also 106846)
Die CastAction106782Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Born On Date / Daytona Win / Raced Version1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 68,808 (also 106731
Die CastAction106846Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #81 Taco Bell1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 3,888 (also 106764)
Die CastAction106867Robby Gordon #31 Cingular Wireless / RCR 35th Anniversary1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 288 (also 106546)
Die CastAction106982Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Father's Day1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 41,880 (also 107044)
Die CastAction106985Kerry Earnhardt #33 Bass Pro Shops / Father's Day1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 7,836 (also 107050)
Die CastAction107044Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 Budweiser / Father's Day1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 5,004 (also 106982)
Die CastAction107050Kerry Earnhardt #33 Bass Pro Shops / Father's Day1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 504 (also 106985)
Die CastAction107446Martin Truex Jr. #8 Wrangler1:242004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 288 (also 107304)
Die CastAction109392Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #81 Menard's1:242005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 7,668 (also 110163 & 109448)
Die CastAction109448Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #81 Menard's1:242005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 1,508 (also 109392 & 110163)
Die CastAction109934Dave Blaney #07 Jack Daniel's / Country Cocktails1:24Jack Daniel's Black Jack Cola 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, ARC production 5,904 (also 110104)
Die CastAction109971Kevin Harvick #21 Hershey's / Pelon Pelo Rico1:242005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, production 228
Die CastAction110104Dave Blaney #07 Jack Daniel's / Country Cocktails1:24Jack Daniel's Black Jack Cola 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, QVC production 504 (also 109934)
Die CastAction110163Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #81 Menard's1:242005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Matco Tools Version, production 72 (also 109392 & 109448)
Die CastMotorsports AuthenticsS187821B2JYJ.J. Yeley #18 Interstate Batteries 2007 Monte Carlo SS Late Model Dirt1:24Production 628


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
13 November 2007Race Cars Available For Purchase From Sheltra MotorsportsChris Knight
18 August 2016Classic Console Shifter Assembly from OPGIOriginal Parts Group, Inc.


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