Sweet Ride Vol. 37 (reader submitted)

The reader writes:

“Pretty sweet Monte Carlo on Capitol Hill, right outside the Rayburn building. I’m not sure about the year, but it looks all stock, except for the sound system. Paint job is in great shape, which contrasts nicely with the wear and tear on the interior.”

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  • It is the first generation, the 70-72 series. Had a 77 in high school and always so preferred the cleaner look of the original series cars.

  • that is a sweet ride. can you allow the pictures to be clicked on so us readers can get a better look?

  • Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin’ right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet, 390 horsepower. We’re talkin’ some f*ckin’ muscle.

    • …but it can’t go round corners and would be left in the dust by a Renault Clio.

      • True but compared to the equivalent small car of those days, say a Renault R4 or Honda Z600, it would be much better both accelerating and handling. The first gen Monte Carlo was not totally bloated like the second.

        People do have to remember how much better cars are these days. Something like a 1971 V12 Jaquar XKE would loose a road course race to a mundane modern car, say a 4 cylinder Civic. Plus the Civic would be much safer and comfortable.

        Whenever anyone says “they don’t make them like they used to” the reply should be “thank God.”

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