MY 1987
  MONTE CARLO S.S.  
THIS PAGE IS INTENDED TO SHOW YOU THE RESTORATION & MODIFICATIONS DONE TO MY CAR. AND OF COURSE TO SHOW OFF MY MONTE

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CAR INFORMATION

owner : R. Gilz
year : 1987
interior : GRAY/MAROON
exterior : PURPLE
engine : 305 HO
tranny : 400 TURBO
tires : BF GOODRICH
rims : ALUMINUM AMERICAN
                    RACING
country : CANADA
alarm : YES
stereo : JVC DECK WITH JVC
                  12 DISC CD CHANGER,
                  PIONEER SPEAKERS
      1987 MONTE CARLO SUPERSPORT
      305 HO W/ 400 TURBO TRANS. 4 BARREL CARB.
     
 
 
1987 MONTE CARLO S.S. PURCHASED PRESENT
CAR DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - - - - - -----------------
MOTOR / TRANS. 305 HO W/200R4 TRANS 305 HO W/ 400 TURBO TRANS.
OPTIONS PS, PB, TILT, A/C, PW, PT A/C NOT HOOKED UP
INTERIOR MAROON/GRAY MAROON/GRAY
  BUCKET SEATS, CENTER CONSOLE BUCKET SEATS, CENTER CONSOLE
EXTERIOR PURPLE PURPLE/BLACK
STEREO JVC 12 DISC CD CHANGER JVC 12 DISC CD CHANGER
 

W/ JVC DECK

W/ JVC DECK

  FACTORY SPEAKERS PIONEER SPEAKERS
ALARM NO YES
TIRES / RIMS * LOOK BELOW * WINTER TIRES/RIMS
ODOMETER
68,000 KM
( 42,250 miles )
108,000 KM
( 67,110 miles )

* Car purchased with

Aluminum American Racing Rims on

BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires.

 
 

** STARTING MAY 2005**

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YOU MAY USE ANY PIC OF MY CAR ON THIS PAGE FOR YOUR WEBSITE OR PERSONAL USE

1st SET

 

2nd SET ON THE ROAD - SEPTEMBER '00 (PICS ACTUALLY TAKEN IN SPRING '01)

Information and pics will be updated in May

 
HISTORY / DESCRIPTION
I BOUGHT MY SS ON AUGUST 8, 2000 PRIVATELY. I ACTUALLY SAW THIS MONTE ON THE WAY HOME FROM LOOKING AT ANOTHER, AND BOUGHT IT THE NEXT DAY. IT WAS PURPLE WITH PINK OR PURPLE STRIPES, PAINTED ON, TINTED WINDOWS, BACK WINDOW DECAL (BOWTIE). THE REAR END WAS HIGH, IT HAD STATION WAGON COIL SPRINGS. WHY, NO NOT SO I COULD CHANGE THE FRONT SUSPENSION FREQUENTLY BUT TO SHOW THE CHROME BACKING PLATE AND SO THE REAR TIRES & RIMS WOULD FIT. THE UNDERNEATH OF THE ENTIRE CAR WAS PAINTED AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO HOLES & NO RUST. TIRES WERE BF GOODRICH RADIAL T/A ON ALUMINUM AMERICAN RACING RIMS, PIC BELOW. IT HAD THE STOCK 305HO-L69 WITH 200-4R TANSMISSION, TRUE DUAL EXHAUST. WHEN I BOUGHT IT THE PREVIOUS OWNER WAS CHANGING THE INTERIOR FROM MAROON TO GRAY, SO NOW IT'S BOTH, NICE THOUGH. WHEN I BROUGHT IT HOME, A LOT OF HEADS TURNED TOWARDS MY CAR BECAUSE IT HAD STRAIGHT PIPES WITH CHERRY-BOMB MUFFLERS. I AM THE 7TH OWNER, PREVIOUS OWNERS WERE 1 DEALER, 3 COMPANIES (SHORT PERIODS) AND 2 PRIVATES. THE OWNER BEFORE ME HAD IT SINCE APRIL '90. I GOT IT CERTIFIED AND HAD CONVERTERS INSTALLED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2000 AND FINALLY PUT IT ON THE ROAD ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2000. MY SS HAD 3 DEFAULTS WHEN I BOUGHT IT, A RUST HOLE IN THE ROCKER PANEL ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE, AMATEUR TINTED WINDOWS AND WAS NEGLECTED ON BEING WAXED REGULARLY.
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION
 
SEAT BEALTS, CARPET, DASH, HEADBOARD, PLASTIC MOULDING, REAR BRAKE LIGHT AND LOWER DOOR SKINS ARE MAROON. FRONT & REAR SEATS AND CENTER CONSOLE ARE GRAY. STEERING WHEEL, SHIFTER AND TRIM ON DASH IS BLACK
ACCIDENTS / MISHAPS
LATE SEPTEMBER 2000, I WAS REAR ENDED BY ONE OF THE LOCAL CAB COMPANY CARS NOT MUCH DAMAGE TO MY CAR, BUT BOY WAS I MAD. ON OCTOBER 10TH, ON MY WAY HOME FROM A NICE LONG DRIVE, JUST ABOUT TO TURN ON TO THE HIGHWAY, MY DRIVER'S SIDE REAR TIRE FELL OFF AND PASSED ME. MAD AGAIN (VERY MUCH DAMAGE - LEFT REAR 1/4 PANEL CRUSHED). MY TRANSMISSION BLEW SHORTLY AFTER THAT (200R4 - STOCK FOR CAR), REPLACED IT WITH ONE FROM A CHEVY MONTE. JULY 2001, IT BLEW ALL IT'S SEALS, SO I DROPPED THAT ONE OUT AND LOOKED FOR ANOTHER WHEN I CAME ACROSS A 400 TURBO. IT WAS A DUD, SO AGAIN I LOOK FOR ANOTHER. AFTER MODIFYING MY CAR & DRIVESHAFT FOR THE 400 TURBO, I CAME ACROSS ANOTHER, WHICH IS NOW IN MY CAR. THE TRANSMISSION THING DOESN'T REALLY BOTHER ME, I BLEW 3 IN MY OLD 86 GRAND PRIX BEFORE RETIRING IT IN A HEAD ON COLLISION. I SEEM TO BE A LITTLE HARD ON TRANNY'S.
IN ADDITION
AS YOU CAN SEE (FIRST 12 PICS) MY CAR WAS IN ALMOST PERFECT SHAPE WHEN I BOUGHT IT. WOW, WHAT 2 WINTERS (EVEN THOUGH WAS RINSED OFF AFTER DRIVING) AND A COUPLE MISHAPS CAN DO TO A CAR AND IT'S LOOKS. NOT TO MENTION THE SUN DAMAGE. I'LL TRY TO GET SOME PRESENT PICS OF MY S.S. , SO YO CAN SEE AND APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT HAS AND WILL BE DONE. MY S.S. HAS BLOWN 2 TRANSMISSIONS FROM SEPT '00 - JULY '01. IN THE FALL OF 2001, I HAD A 400 TURBO TRANSMISSION PUT IN IT, AUG '01. WITH A FEW MODIFICATIONS TO THE ENGINE AND THE DRIVE SHAFT SO IT WOULD FIT I'LL TAKE A FEW PICS AS IT SITS NOW AND THEN AFTER EACH THING I DO. IT PRETTY MUCH LOOKS LIKE THE "ON THE ROAD" PICS, EXCEPT FOR THE ALUMINUM RACING RIMS & TIRES ARE NOT ON IT AND THE REAR HAS BEEN LOWERED BACK TO NORMAL. ANY MORE INFORMATION IS BELOW AND CHECK OUT THE PICS OF MY MONTE SS.
LAST THING DONE
EXHAUST - DIDN'T REPLACE IT FOR THE TRUE DUAL SETUP, I HAD THE STOCK SETUP INSTALLED (FRONT Y-PIPE, 1 CONVERTER, REAR Y-PIPE, 2 MUFFLERS & 2 TAILPIPES). EVERYTHING IS NEW. WITH THE EMMISIONS TESTING, I THOUGH I'D BETTER PUT IT SO IT'D BE LEGAL. WOW $$...... . I ALSO REMOVED THE OLD TINT AND REPLACED THE SEIZED ALTERNATOR. I'LL PUT SOME PICS UP HERE SOON.
 

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LASTEST NEWS

  RESTORATION IS ON HOLD AND IS UP FOR SALE EMAIL
   
  COMPARISON BETWEEN MY 86 GRAND PRIX AND 87 MONTE CARLO SS

 

                         

 

 

 

THIS PAGE LAST UPDATED ON APRIL 2, 2005

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