A unique restomod was made from a 1970 Chevrolet Monte CarloAugust 27, 2020
The owner of an old 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo American coupe decided to seriously modernize her car. A powerful V8 engine from Chevrolet Chevelle was used during the restoration of the car.
The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is one of the most underrated cars of the original muscle car era. And the most formidable of them all, we would call the 1970 LS6 Chevelle. Apparently, someone Adrienne Peters knew this and that is why, when restoring her first generation Monte Carlo coupe, she used parts from the more powerful Chevelle.
It helps that Ms. Peters is the product, marketing and social media manager for GM, which includes Chevrolet, and, as you might guess, her murdered 1970 Monte Carlo is now full of surprises.
Under the hood is an old-school 7.4-liter V8 LS6 that was borrowed from the 1970 Chevelle, which is not a bad start for an epic old-school muscle car building. Although we are not told how much power this engine produces, the original 1970 Chevelle boasted 450 horsepower.
To harness this power, the restored Monte Carlo has massive 34.29cm rear tires. Wheel arches had to be modified to fit them, and with the high-profile tire sidewalls, the car looks exactly like real muscle cars of the last century. The matt black exterior finish gives this restomod a solid look. The car’s interior has been completely built from scratch and yes, there are almost no amenities there. The interior is simple and functional and it’s definitely cool.
Peters bought this old Chevrolet Monte Carlo when she was in college and she describes it as a sinister car with a steampunk touch.
Not so long ago, we wrote that a restomod in the spirit of Pixar cartoon cars was put up for auction. The body of a 1941 Willys Restomod pickup, similar to the cute little cars from the Pixar animated film Cars, was handcrafted.
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