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


Veteran Member
Mar 23, 2014
Ocala, Florida
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!
That back seat was MADE for the drive in. WINK...WINK...


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Lifetime Gold Member
Feb 4, 2003
I had a '70 MC in tail end of HiSchool with a factory 300hp 350 rebuilt with a 280 comp cam and factory 041x heads. I beat a lot of cars with that like 76 mustang cobras, chevelles, Grand Prix. Lost a few too. Ran very consistent mid 15s with 273 slug gears and a posi.

Also had an '88 MC SS t-top car. 305 was a dog! Yes it rides better and handles better than the '70, but both would need aftermarket mods to improve .

'70 pros
Back seat 😉

'88 pros
Overdrive trans

Bottom line I miss the '70 way more and would take it over the '88 if both were in similar condition.


Veteran Member
Oct 9, 2020
does the boat also have the optional swivel seats??? just the thing for older sedentary sorts.

for many years, a local has campaigned several early "boat" monte carlos on asphalt Circle Track .. he's got more than a few trophies! Yup, they can be made to handle.

If the designers of boat monte carlo weren't inspired by 55-56 Continental Mk II ... I'll kiss their azz.
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Veteran Member
Jun 17, 2006
A '70 MC rides like a boat IMO. Buddy of mine had a '70 SS 454 in high school and while it was a real tire burner, the '70 Chevelle was a much nicer driving car. Give me that '87 SS any day, I will put one of my 406's in it and crush most BBC's. Man that would be fun, now I just have to find a cheap one to build but not where I live, everyone thinks their rusted out car is a Barret Jackson Million dollar pile of crap these days in MN.

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