One Owner Local Car
ORIGINAL KANSAS TITLE, issued 10/17/79
3.8 V6 Engine
Automatic Transmission, 3 Speed
Factory Air Conditioning - Blows Cold Air
High Tread Tires
Bucket Seat Interior
Original Owners Manual, Literature and Maintenance Receipts
36,710 Actual Miles
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
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
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.
1977 Monza Spyder V8 Review Video
Original Classic, This is how they looked back in the Day. Only 10K miles
on this car. Original paint, motor and Interior. This Car Sold . Go to
www.Kumberamotors.com for more information on other Collector Cars like
this one For Sale.
Twin Turbo 1977 Chevy Monza Spyder.wmv Dyno video of my
brothers Twin turbo 1977 Monza Spyder.
Has a 355 Small Block, Accel DFI, Gen 6, Dual TPI Throttle Bodies, Intercooler, Twin turbos using Gale Banks turbo manifolds, Dodge Viper T56 6 Speed
transmission, Ford 9" Inch rear, with 4 wheel disk brakes. Ran out of Dyno time, but made
497.66 HP and 530.01 Ft Lbs or Torque at 7 PSI. Better description
Chevy Monza causes cows to stampede
A supercharged Chevy Monza practicing drag race launches on the back roads
of New Mexico (surrounded by cattle ranches). Local cattle are at first
startled by the mere sound of the car starting up, then curiousity gets the
best of them as they come back to see what all the noise is about. The
first launch sends them off on a stampede. The second launch is more than
one cow can take as it begins bucking wildly.
Lemons & 70s Compacts (TheBarnFinders)
This is the second series of a spin off of rotting calgarian iron from my
other channel (badgerbuddy). its called the barn finders. today featuring
Lemons & 1970s Compacts like the amc pacer, amc gremlin, ford mverick, ford
pinto, mercury bobcat, chevy vega, and chevy monza. filming and narration
by ryan sardchuk. please rte and comment