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Post by 77mali Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:56 pm

I've been thinking about this a while. After the Chevelle is done, I'd like to get classic car #2 for the wife & would appreciate some feed-back from any one who has owned or driven (for more than 10 minutes) a 70-72 Monte Carlo or a 69-72 Grand Prix. She really liked a GP that we saw @ one of our local shows a couple years ago. (3rd pic down)

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Post by dragons_lair59 Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:14 pm

Either one would be nice I haven't driven one but have rode in a couple montes and they are not too bad at all. If I had the funds I would have a 1st gen Monte
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Post by Joe73 Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:04 am

I had a 71 or 72 monte for all of 3 days. Loved it and it drove real nice. Guy made me an offer I couldnt refuse so I let it go. In the mid 80's I had an opportunity to buy a 70 SS 454 monte with no engine or trans. Real nice car but I didnt want a project. If I remember correctly, the first gen montes, you could only get a 4 speed with the 396 engine. Auto only with the 454. There is a guy who worked for the NYPD fixing police vehicles who owns 1 of the 2 factory built convertible first gen montes. He had pics all over his desk. I think he said the other one was in california.
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Post by maliburacinfreak Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:26 am

ive ALWAYS wanted a 70-72 monte or a 69-70 GP, i think the quad light GPs look better. about a month ago, i finally picked up a 70 monte! got plenty of parts hunting to do!

great forum for these cars... http://www.firstgenmc.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php

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Post by driveit Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:25 am

Big fan of those Monte's. If I had one it would be gloss black or satin black and would have lots of chrome.
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Post by 77mali Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:45 am

Thanks for the comments guys.

MRF- That forum looks like just the ticket to learn a bit more. TY!

The Monte's seem more affordable from what I've seen but I really like the nose & the interior on the Poncho. Lots more research to do.
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Post by ant7377 Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:09 am

My buddy has two 70 GP's one his dad bought new. They really are great driving cars but do yourself a favor and save up and get the best one you can afford,they arent easy to restore since there is no sheet metal available reproduction at all and sometimes trim is hard to find. I've seen them just about ready to go for under 10 grand , there was a guy near here that had a nice red and black 69 for 8 grand which I though was really good. I bet 9 grand buys this
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/3590140894.html
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:17 am

GM only built 300 402 4 speed montes in 1971. thats what i always wanted.

i have to say monte,only because i dont like them...... Laughing Rolling Eyes Wink
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Post by 77mali Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

Anthony- Parts scarcity doesn't scare me too much- after all I have a 77 Malibu. LOL

Seriously- I hear ya. Money aside for sure & the one I get will prob be very little to do. I don't plan on doing another full-out restoration. It'll be a good quality driver that needs "zero" body work. She don't know it yet but I'm already squirreling away some money.

If I were a Gazillionare- I'd by a 72 Hurst GP SSJ. Prob one of the rarest cars on the planet. LOL
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:30 am

77mali wrote:
If I were a Gazillionare- I'd by a 72 Hurst GP SSJ. Prob one of the rarest cars on the planet. LOL

good

that leaves the MOTION chevelle for me.....
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:32 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pontiac-Grand-Prix-SSJ-1972-Pontiac-Grand-Prix-Hurst-SSJ-7-5L-/111047868204?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item19daf7ff2c

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Post by ant7377 Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:32 am

Id like to have a 62 Grand Prix. Maybe I will get one they arent too expensive. I think there is definately a Pontiac or full size Chevy in my future. I want a car with vent windows! Id be happy with this and its in CT right now!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pontiac-Catalina-389-WITH-267HP-OPTION-1962-PONTIAC-CATALINA-2DR-HARDTOP-ONE-OWNER-GARAGED-ENTIRE-/261196745880?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3cd08a0c98#ht_500wt_1048
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Post by 77mali Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:40 am

Chris- I can't believe that car is on Ebay (or was). I bet it shows up @ one of the big auctions if they can't sell it privately. Wonder who the owner is & why the hell they pulled the 400 out for a "Worked" 455? I'd like to smack the back of his head with a 2x4.
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Post by 77mali Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:11 am

ant7377 wrote:Id like to have a 62 Grand Prix. Maybe I will get one they arent too expensive. I think there is definately a Pontiac or full size Chevy in my future. I want a car with vent windows! Id be happy with this and its in CT right now!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pontiac-Catalina-389-WITH-267HP-OPTION-1962-PONTIAC-CATALINA-2DR-HARDTOP-ONE-OWNER-GARAGED-ENTIRE-/261196745880?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3cd08a0c98#ht_500wt_1048

Those R nice!
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Post by Limey SE Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:54 pm

[quote="77mali"]I've been thinking about this a while. After the Chevelle is done, I'd like to get classic car #2 a 69-72 Grand Prix. She really liked a GP that we saw @ one of our local shows a couple years ago.

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http://www.thecarandtruckstore.net/1972_Pontiac_SJ%20PACKAGE_Union%20Grove_WI_136047520.veh

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:48 am

i like the red one.
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Post by 77mali Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:45 am

The red one is nice- needs the stock rims. They kinda look funny without them.

A bit pricey, LOL....maybe I should lower my standards
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3724833243.html

Look @ this poor thing Sad
http://providence.craigslist.org/cto/3687415862.html

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Post by driveit Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:10 am

A little lower in the front, but definitely the red one!


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Post by thatfnthing Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:23 am

For me it would boil down to 2 questions:

1. How much of a "project" do I want? i.e. How much effort do I want to have to invest?

2. How long is the wife willing to wait for it to be done?

When my wife finally decides what she wants, it had better be something that's ready to run right now. Smile
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