chevrolet monza doing donut in tehran (part 2)
Mohammad Ali Marandian doing donut with his chevrolet monza
Monza SL/E - 91/92 - Revisão Básica.
Revisão Básica: Elétrica; Arrefecimento; Injeção; Freios.
1980 Monza Spyder resto! The Rise and Demise! What will the future behold?
...thanks for coming out! The Rise and Demise of a 1980 Monza Spyder! Found dead in a ghetto parking lot, and hauled home to be saved, follow the journey along with the of one of the many cars saved and battles fought, most of the time a roller coaster of frustration, with an unexpected twist but a satisfactory outcome. EDITED versions from sode:14 and sneek peek from 15 (still coming soon) 0:12 The way it was found, dead in the hood.... 2:45 The Spyder has arrived! What will the future behold? 3:28 The Monza's future and fate is decided.... 5:30 Last minute shots.... 6:06 Parts run... 6:28 Charity recipient ...look way down for final thoughts... (spoiler) --------------------- Production of the Chevrolet Monza came to a close with the 1980 Monza line, bringing down the curtain on the Monza's 5 year run, and did it with a condensed lineup. The Monza lost its Vega-based wagon variant, reverting to two-door hatchback and notchback coupe body styles. It also lost its V-8 option. That left just the standard 86-horsepower 2.5-liter (151-cubic-inch) "Iron Duke" four-cylinder engine and Buick's 110-horsepower 3.8-liter (231-cubic-inch) V-6 to haul around more than 2,800 pounds of Monza. As often happened during the mid-1970s and into the 1980s, "paint-on performance" substituted for horsepower, and the Monza hatchback embraced this philosophy though the Spyder package. Front and rear spoilers and gaudy hood and flank decals certainly made the Spyder look fast. But even with a four-speed manual transmission backing up the 3.8-liter V-6, a Spyder could barely break 16 seconds in the 0-60-mph dash. In fairness, that wasn't terribly slow by 1980 standards. But today, with 0-60 times of under nine seconds not uncommon for even economy cars, it might be branded downright dangerous. Nevertheless, production of the Chevrolet Monza actually increased slightly in 1980, reaching nearly 170,000 units, up from 163,833. That was not a bad showing for a cramped car with lackluster performance and relatively poor fuel economy. It was not good enough to save the Monza, however. Chevrolet decided to shelve the antiquated design and let the Chevrolet Camaro and new Chevrolet Citation X-11 absorb whatever was left of the sporty-coupe market. --------------------------------- The car was bought by a friend with intentions of quickly restoring it for a family member, but after realizing the poor car was flagged, it was deemed wayyy too much work to fix, and unfortunately was sent to the scrap heap. Every usable piece was ripped off, and for once I benefited from the mess, free of charge. Another rare but not valuable car lost to the evils of time, stupidity and nature. Fortunately, it and 1 other Spyder, plus many other H-bodies, will live on in to kick major ass in the Sunbird! Stay tuned for its completion and updates.