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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:16 pm

This is the 1st second generation Monte I've ever seen come up @ Mecum since I've been following their auctions.

Looks really nice too.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=HA0413-149144&entryRow=198
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:47 pm

this is funny.

i had visions in my head of redoing my 73 just this way.


dont like the aftermarket door gaurds tho

if it only had a power skyroof it would be fully loaded.

full restoration????? they forgot to put the grill emblem back on,and they used a faded out piece of Turd for the deck lid. oh yea! why cant anyone get tailpipes even?



sorry if i picked it apart to much Smoking
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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:06 pm

Yeah- but you still like it I bet. Isn't Kyles that color combo? It is a nice look.

It's funny I think the engine bay looks crappy. I don't want to offend anyone so apologies in advance- I just can't stand some of the valve covers & Air lids with the big a$$ corporate logos. I'd bring that car back to stock in there- as far as how it looks.
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:20 pm

I would put it back to stock in there too. They also didnt put on any landau window trim. I would take those freaking dumb floor mats and throw them in the woods with my defective breather. Why do they all have the bump on the dash over the speedometer? Mines got it too. (the 73) I like it though ,Id buy it if I was there,why not have another.
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Post by 1973montec on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:22 pm

Nice

But theres no Opera trim either.

Chris' 454 is factory looking except for the dual snorkel air cleaner.

But i hear ya
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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:27 pm

My 73 Monte dash had that bump too just not as noticeable. The one in the pic looks warped & it looks af if the dash bezel might even be installed wrong on the plastic pieces that screw in to the bottom of the dashpad or they are damaged, maybe?



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Post by ant7377 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:31 pm

Mines exactly the same way. Maybe just bad manufacturing but it annoys me.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:42 pm

There's not getting around that out of all these cars the Chevy dash pads are by far the worst. What were they Smoking when they thought up the center speaker with no reinforcing? Laughing
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:59 pm

I do like it.

The wife is asking what has to be done to bid. I told her a plane ticket.lol
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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:05 pm

You can phone bid- but you pay a higher commission rate to them- they have all that info on their site. It might be cheaper to do it over the phone vs plane tix, hotel, etc...

Honestly- I think this car will be about 10k tops (& probably less)- It might get more at an event like Kissimmee FL or one of their other bigger events like Indianapolis. Depends on the owners reserve too- some guys have high expectations but still end up taking the highest bid just to get rid of the car. So, it could be a deal...who knows?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:19 pm

i might as well just keep mine and do it up. Very Happy no sense having 2 of them. Cool
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:00 pm

77mali wrote:My 73 Monte dash had that bump too just not as noticeable. The one in the pic looks warped & it looks af if the dash bezel might even be installed wrong on the plastic pieces that screw in to the bottom of the dashpad or they are damaged, maybe?


For whatever reason, A LOT of 73's have the warped spot over the gauges, and a small indent on the ride side that faces the passenger side before the center vents. I see it in pictures all the time, as well as my 73 pad in my 76.
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:17 pm

I got that too ^^^ !
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:26 am

ant7377 wrote:I got that too ^^^ !

I dont mind it so much since it seems to be a factory flaw and not just a random defect, lol
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:33 am

heres a local one outta my price point looks decent but think might be an issue with roof
http://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/3606826102.html

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Post by ant7377 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:05 pm

Yup looks like there is some under the right side corner. No too bad I bet.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:09 pm

for 6k i hope not lol looks like i just might be getting my a malibu in a month to month in a 1/2 if its not sold. will make second malibu ive owned and had 2 montes too

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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:07 pm

77mali wrote:This is the 1st second generation Monte I've ever seen come up @ Mecum since I've been following their auctions.

Looks really nice too.

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=HA0413-149144&entryRow=198
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NO SALE- HIGH BID $11,000
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Post by dynchel on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:16 pm

Me likely. Very Happy
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:04 am

i bid 9,500 on it.
i so love the color

now i have 9500 i can spend on my 73
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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:18 am

1973 454 MONTE wrote: i bid 9,500 on it.
i so love the color

now i have 9500 i can spend on my 73

Really?!!!! I'm proud of you, LOL.

Too bad the reserve wasn't lifted. But I can't blame the owner- it's a nice car. I'd bet he was looking for $15k.
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