Chevrolet Monte Carlo
In the late ’60s, Chevrolet product planners had an idea to enter the personal luxury segment with a new model. Since Chevrolet was known as a mid-priced car brand, moving up the ladder was a big deal. Chevy knew they needed a fresh design, name, and powerful engines. So in 1970, the Monte Carlo was introduced (via Collectors Auto Supply).
Built on a modified Chevelle platform, the Monte Carlo was a handsome coupe-only car with V8 engines. It had a nice interior and decent performance. Even though most Monte Carlos came with smaller V8 engines, there was one crazy muscle option in the form of the SS 454 package. However, most of them had smaller 350 and 396 V8 engines.