The Monte Carlo is one of the classic brands for Chevrolet. Chevrolet marked the Monte Carlo in one form or another from 1970 to 1999, with the exception of a brief hiatus from 1989-1994. From 1978 to 1988, the Monte Carlo rode the venerable General Motor rear wheel drive G-body platform. The rear wheel G-body would be used by Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick for the better part of the 1980′s for their intermediate cars.
The Monte Carlo of this era, was usually a notch-back coupe. But, in 1984, Ford Motor Company introduced the aerodynamic Ford Thunderbird and Mercury Cougar. These aerodynamic coupes were a step ahead of the Monte Carlo, which traced it basic design to 1978. That difference showed at the racetrack. To compensate, Chevrolet created a fastback “Aerocoupe” in 1986 to compete with the slick Thunderbirds in NASCAR. However, at that time, NASCAR rules required that race cars be similar to production cars. So, Chevrolet produced 200 production Aerocuopes, which was exactly the minimum number required by NASCAR for the Areocoupe to compete. The Aerocoupe began with the Super Sport body and added a new more deeply sloped rear window, a shorter trunk lid and a rear spoiler.
This 1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe is one of the 6,052 produced in 1987. The current owner is the third owner and keeps it stored indoors and covered. It features a power dealer installed sliding sunroof. The interior is all original with ruby cloth bench seat, cruise control and tilt steering wheel.
For other classic Chevrolets, see our post on the 1955-1957 Chevrolet Nomad or the 1964-1965 Chevrolet Chevelle. To find your own Classic Car or to sell your Classic Car, see the listings in Classics for Sale.