1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
- White over Blue
- 305cid/180hp 4bbl HO V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Air Conditioning
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“Sometimes, we like to flex our muscles.” Chevrolet showroom poster for the Monte Carlo SS
"In 1984, Dale Earnhardt switched from Ford to Chevy and the Monte Carlo SS started kicking butt on the track, winning the Daytona 500 and Earnhardt's Wrangler-sponsored Monte snatching victory at Talladega." A 2019 Hagerty Media article provided some more background on the racing-inspired SS model: “In 1983, to better the Monte's aerodynamics on NASCAR's super speedways, Chevy developed a sleek aerodynamic nose for the coupe and developed the Super Sport model to get it on the street. It was option code RPO Z65, and it was the first Monte Carlo SS since 1971. Sales lasted until 1988, one model year beyond Buick's run of turbo Regals….”
Presented here is a well-maintained 1984 Monte Carlo SS in white over blue cloth. Showing 105,535 miles on its odometer—under 3,000 miles per-year on average—the car's restrained and respectful use by its prior owners speaks to their pride in stewarding it, and resulted in its current, fresh, presentation. Collectors can be assured the “G” s present in the eighth position in the car's VIN, as well as the listing of “Z65” on the trunk-lid-mounted Service Parts Identification RPO sticker verifying that it was born a true “Z65” SS. (A great deal more Monte Carlo SS-specific model information—including club resources and owner data bases—can be found online at: http://montecarloss.com
The car's exterior white paint—Code 11U one of only two colors offered on the SS—has been very well-maintained. Across all body panels—including the Endura-clad bumpers, lower-bodywork, roof, hood and trunk lid—paint condition is very good--excellent, smooth, and evenly glossy, especially for its age. "Monte Carlo SS" door graphics are undamaged. The bumpers show no parking-lot damage, the rubber body-side rub strip is unscarred, and the black, lower-front chin spoiler is likewise free of abrasion. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The classic and aerodynamically sound) egg crate-style front grille and headlight trim is as-new. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. Factory 15-inch, styled steel wheels (with chrome trim rings and Chevrolet-branded center caps) wear Cooper Cobra® Radial G/T 225/70 performance tires.
Inside, the vertically pleated blue textured-fabric upholstery with blue vinyl trim complements the white body color. The impression of luxury is unmistakable. The optional front bucket seats are separated by a woodgrain-trimmed blue console housing the automatic-transmission shifter with an ample storage compartment (and armrest) to the rear. Blue is the dominant interior-trim color including carpeting, seatbelts, door panels, and the car's dashboard (also generously trimmed with woodgrain). The dash design features squared off “pods” defining the comprehensive analog instrument array (tachometer included) with the heating and air-conditioning and audio-control center forward of the console. An upgraded JVC® audio head unit is mounted in the factory-radio location. A blue, leather-trimmed, 3-spoke steering wheel (with gold-bowtie center) is original to the car. A dashboard Monte Carlo emblem on the woodgrain faces the passenger seat.
Under the hood, the original 305-cubic inch, 180-horsepower, 4-barrel, high-output Chevrolet V8 commands the engine bay from beneath a chrome air cleaner. All components are properly located and all surfaces are clean and original without being artificially shiny from the use of spray-on products. The V8's performance-engine note can be sampled in the accompanying video link. Viewed from below, the car's chassis shows no components damaged from too-aggressive driving. The full-length dual exhaust system and newer shocks are visual focal points.
All original data and VIN tags, the aforementioned Service Parts trunk tag, as well as a number of factory-applied information labels remain in place.
While the more than 140 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '84 Monte Carlo SS in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
This Monte Carlo SS's next owner will delight friends and neighbors with this sharp, well-preserved, and smooth-running piece of GM late-muscle-car-era history. The cars-and-coffee crowd certainly will be drawn to it. Because of all that, Hagerty felt compelled to issue a “don't-snooze” warning: “Finding a Monte Carlo SS… is possible, but it's getting harder every day. If you want to snatch up a great car at a palatable price, the time might be now."