1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe
One Owner, 11k Miles
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe
- One Owner
- 11k Original Miles
- All Original Sale Paperwork
- 305 V8 with Automatic Transmission
- White Over Red Interior
- One of 6,000 Made
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“'Win on Sunday, sell on Monday' wasn't just an advertising tagline. It was a showroom reality.” – Journal of Classic Cars, October 2018
The Journal of Classic Cars writers continued describing the mid-Eighties origins and racing history of the Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe: “…Chevrolet was among the General Motors divisions benefiting from a more aerodynamic redesign of its NASCAR-eligible cars. For the Monte Carlo... the LS trim package included a more aerodynamic nose, flush-mounted headlamps, new mirrors and even stiffer rear suspension components. The Aero Coupe was a two-year offering only for the 1986 and '87 model years, and was successful in racing. Dale Earnhardt Sr. won the 1986 and 1987 NASCAR championships driving the Wrangler Jeans (1986) and Goodwrench (1987) Chevrolet Monte Carlos for Richard Childress Racing.”
Hemmings detailed the model's unique points: “In addition to the special sloping rear window and 305/automatic driveline, every Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe (RPO Z16) included a rear deck lid spoiler, F41 sport suspension, 15 x 7-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a 3.73:1 performance axle, gauge package with tachometer, and a sport steering wheel. The Aero Coupe models used a unique package shelf and trunk lid. To maintain access to the trunk, Chevrolet engineers specified piano-type hinges that did not intrude on trunk space, and, for 1987, a pair of gas struts to hold it open.”
Presented here is a beautifully preserved 1987 Monte Carlo SS in white over burgundy cloth. Showing just 11,600 miles on its odometer—under 500 miles per-year on average—the car's restrained and respectful use speaks to its prior owners' pride in stewarding the car. The car's current, almost showroom-fresh presentation is exemplary. Collectors can be assured the “G” is present in the eighth position in the car's VIN verifying that it was born a true “Z16” SS Aero Coupe. Just 6,052 of these Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupes were built in 1987.
The car's exterior white paint—one of only four colors offered—shines as though it had only just arrived from the factory. The condition of its red beltline striping and red model-designation emblems on the front fenders and rear decklid is equally impressive. The bodywork and bumpers show no parking-lot damage, and the front lower chin spoiler is likewise free of abrasion. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. Factory five-spoke alloy wheels (with Chevrolet-branded center caps) wear 215-65/15 GoodYear Eagle GT performance tires, a subtle reminder of the tire brand Earnhart drove into victory lane so many times.
Inside, the vertically pleated burgundy velour upholstery with burgundy vinyl trim complements the black body color. The impression of luxury is unmistakable. The front bucket seats—first offered in the Monte Carlo SS model in 1985—are separated by a burgundy console housing the t-handle automatic-transmission shifter, and an ample storage compartment to the rear. Burgundy is the dominant interior-trim color including carpeting (protected with GM-branded matching carpet floor mats), seatbelts, door panels, and the car's dashboard. The dash design features squared off “pods” defining the instrument array (tachometer included) and the HVAC and audio-control center forward of the console. The black-leather trimmed, SS-identified steering wheel is original to the car. A red dashboard Monte Carlo emblem facing the passenger seat visually ties into the Monte Carlo's exterior red striping. All interior surfaces are in near-perfect, as-new condition.
Under the hood, the original 5.0-liter Chevrolet V8 commands the engine bay. All components are properly located, and all surfaces are clean without being artificially shiny from the use of spray-on products. The V8's Eighties-style performance-engine note can be sampled in the accompanying video link. The car's chassis, viewed from below, shows no components damaged from too-aggressive driving. The full-length dual exhaust system is properly mounted. The car remains entirely original from top to bottom.
All original data and VIN tags are present as well as a number of factory-applied information labels.
The virtually showroom-like condition of this '87 Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties—or their representatives—at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors. Our showroom is not open to the public. Feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions you may have.
Hemmings summarized the SS Aero Coupes this way: “Some cars just have the look.” Combine its appearance—especially in white—with its historic NASCAR resume, and it's no wonder the limited number of Aero Coupes are sought-after collectibles. This particular car's extremely low mileage and outstanding condition overall, mark it as a real prize for one of those loyal fans of the bowtie brand.