Chevrolet Monte Carlo specs: 1970-1972

Chevrolet Monte Carlo specs: 1970-1972

The first generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo was the division’s original personal luxury coupe. It was based on Pontiac’s proven G-body Grand Prix, but for starters, the Monte’s wheelbase was shortened to 116 inches. This was a time when Pontiac was a competitor to Chevrolet and the Monte Carlo needed to be just a little different. Another point of difference was the smaller 350 cubic inch base engine. Where Pontiac was going for a performance reputation, Chevy was content with making this a gentleman’s cruiser, but they did also offer an SS version for two years in the beginning.
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Platform: G-body

Trim Levels:

  • base (1970-1972)
  • Custom (1972 only)- Custom wheel covers, Custom steering wheel, extra sound proofing material, remote control mirror, G70-15 tires, Sport suspension, belt moulding
  • SS (1970-1971)- 454 CID 4bbl V8, dual exhaust, remote controlled sport mirror, heavy duty battery, heavy duty springs, automatic rear leveling system, G70-15 tires, 15×7 rally wheels, SS badging
  • Body Styles: coupe

    Wheelbase: 116.0″

    F/R Track Width: 60.3″/59.3″

    Overall Length: 206.5″

    Overall Width: 76.0″

    Overall Height: 52.9″

    Turning Circle: 45.6′

    Drag Coefficient: 0.45

    Curb Weight: 3359-3506 lbs.

    Available Engines:

  • 350 CID 2bbl V8 (1970-1972)
  • 350 CID 4bbl V8 (1970-1972)
  • 400 CID 2bbl V8 (1970 only)
  • 402 CID 4bbl V8 (1970-1972)
  • 454 CID 4bbl V8 (1970-1972)
  • Available Transmissions:

  • 3-SPEED MANUAL (350 2bbl only)
  • 4-SPEED MANUAL (350 4bbl & 402 only)
  • 2-SPEED POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC (350 2bbl only)
  • 3-SPEED TH350 AUTOMATIC (350 & 400 engines)
  • 3-SPEED TH400 AUTOMATIC (402 & 454 engines)
  • Axle Ratio:

  • 2.56
  • 3.08
  • 3.31
  • Fuel Capacity: 19.0 gallons

    Fuel Economy: 9-12 mpg

    Head Room F/R: 37.5″/36.5″

    Leg Room F/R: 40.5″/31.0″

    Shoulder Room F/R:

    Hip Room F/R:

    Tires:

  • G78-15
  • G70-15
  • Wheels: 15.0″ x 7.0″

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