Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Back in the late ’60s, Chevrolet product planners wanted to enter the personal luxury segment with a new model. Since Chevrolet was primarily a mid-priced car brand, moving up the ladder was a big deal. Chevy knew they needed a fresh design, name and powerful engine. So, in 1970, they introduced the Monte Carlo.
They built the Monte Carlo on a modified Chevelle platform. It was a handsome coupe-only car with a V8 engine, a nice interior and decent performance. Although most Monte Carlos came with smaller V8 engines because of the luxury aspect of this model, there was one muscle option with the SS 454 package. However, most of the cars had smaller 350 and 396 V8 engines.