1970 454 monte carlo or 1987 monte carlo

1970 or 1987

  • 1970 monte carlo

    Votes: 27 77.1%
  • 1987 monte carlo

    Votes: 8 22.9%

  • Total voters
    35

phantom69

Member
Dec 16, 2020
56
i cant decide which one to buy! the 1987 is a nice black ss with a 402 th400 nice rims the 1970 is like a gloss dark gray with a 454 each have their own standard issues that need to be fixed but im at a loss!
 

mallard

Veteran Member
Oct 3, 2013
1,807
SK, Canada
I voted ‘70 Monte Carlo but that’s a very subjective vote without knowing more details. Especially if you’re looking at a project with an emphasis on more originality.
 

72BIGBLOCK

Veteran Member
Feb 2, 2008
2,913
SF
That is a tough one…. I imagine the 87 is probably more of a daily driver type of car because of the size and the different components.

If I was daily driving the 87 also keeping in mind what state because if it needs smog then I would go the 70

If it’s just a weekend car the 70
 

DougD

Veteran Member
Dec 2, 2014
493
Bradenton, FL
Having had a 71 and 85,I personally would choose a stout 87. The 70-72 are huge boats and handle poorly. Fan shroud is 2/3 of a 55 gallon drum to give you an idea of the length of the front end alone. Without serious suspension & steering upgrade, that poor weight distribution makes it wallow through turns.

I don't regret letting it go, I do somewhat regret the 85. Nicer, more comfortable interior, much better handling, better overall styling vs. a basic 70's style.
 

70lt1z28

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Gold Member
Oct 3, 1999
4,768
Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
Having had a 71 and 85,I personally would choose a stout 87. The 70-72 are huge boats and handle poorly. Fan shroud is 2/3 of a 55 gallon drum to give you an idea of the length of the front end alone. Without serious suspension & steering upgrade, that poor weight distribution makes it wallow through turns.

I don't regret letting it go, I do somewhat regret the 85. Nicer, more comfortable interior, much better handling, better overall styling vs. a basic 70's style.
But you can pull out the radiator and shroud and drop in a recliner and work on the engine with ease!
 

bfmgoalie

Veteran Member
Jun 14, 2008
3,186
Gansevoort, New York
Helping a friend build a '70 SS 454 into a drag car. They're rare. Can't believe the owner is having this done. I remember seeing one sold on Mecum a few years ago for $87000. There is tons of room in it. I think I could put a queen size bed in the trunk, the back seat area would be the family room and the front could be a kitchen!
 




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