Almost New: 1975 Chevrolet Monza Town Coupe

1975-chevrolet-monza

The seller of this Monza claims that it has only covered 17k miles and is like brand new. There are a few flaws, but they look pretty minimal in the photos. A previous owner made a few tweaks including a new exhaust, radio, and a few other things. Nothing major though. This was a fairly well-optioned car too with a V8, automatic, power steering, and air conditioning. It’s located in Flemington, New Jersey and is listed here on eBay where the auction ends tomorrow. Take a look at all the bidding action on this one already!

really-red-interior

Wow, that’s a lot of red. The interior does look exceptional so it’s probably a nice place to be as long as you can handle the color.

paint-damage

Here’s one shot of some of the paint damage. The seller mentions that the previous owner tried to touch up a few areas. I would want to get a closer look to make sure the car hasn’t been resprayed though.

town-coupe

This is the first year for the Town Coupe body which featured a normal trunk instead of a hatch. This is a very nice car, but I’m having a hard time understanding the current level of bidding on this one. Can someone please enlighten us all?

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  1. Bingo

    $10,000 and reserve not met?

    I don’t get it.

    The car is sweet but not even $6,000 sweet to me.

    Someone will have buyers remorse quickly.

  2. DanaPointJohn

    The funny thing about Barn Finds is that all these well preserved, American-built cars from the 1970s look great but it begs the question, “I didn’t want to own one when they were new, why would I want to own one now?” Obviously, somewhere, there is someone that collects this era of American car, especially as the eBay bidding is over $10K, but are they just cool to have or does someone think they will appreciate in value? My personal interest are the generations before the 1970s, domestic and foreign makes, but that is just me. This 1975 Monza Town Coupe certainly is worthy of owning, but I am curious why someone would do so. No dispersions, just curious. Thanks!

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  3. Alan (Michigan )

    Yea, I don’t get it either.
    Three things are a mystery.
    1. The bidding activity.
    2. The $ height.
    3. The fact that even beyond 10K, the reserve is still not met!

    Must be a generational thing.

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  4. Old guys rule

    10k for a 75 Monza I have been uncontrollably laughing for over 30 min! Fast and handles great…😂😂😂

  5. ccrvtt

    I agree with all of the above. My wife had one of these when I met her. Cute car, very cute girl. Didn’t change my hormones when I drove it, but it’s definitely a girl car in my mind. Great size and great styling for a Detroit small car. Too often they made the smaller cars just marginally ugly to make the full-size models more desireable. Susceptible to tinworm issues like its Vega forebears. If it’s dry it’s good. But it ain’t worth $10K to me…

    • Rando

      My gf had one just like this (except hers had red top and wheel covers I think) when we broke up… same girl? lol The V8 was fun. better than my 4 cyl vega.

      • ccrvtt

        Had to think a minute, but no, not the same girl… My wife had just bought hers the week I met her. Hers was also an Iron Duke 4 cyl. w/4-speed. We sold it to her sister-in-law who promptly got t-boned. No injury but totaled the car.

  6. Vince Habel

    Owner says it is fast. I sold them and never found them to be very fast. I was very disappointed in their performance.

  7. Bill

    Well, if you want a factory v 8 vega it’s a good start. I never cared much for the 70s stuff, but when a nice clean one comes along its kind of neat. Can’t build fit 10000

  8. daniel wright

    Were these the cars that changing some of the plugs required the engine to be partly removed?

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    • Vince Habel

      Daniel

      Yes they did

    • Biggles21

      And he called himself an engineer???? What were they thinking???

    • Ken Potter

      My first car (when I was 17 in 1984) was my Grandfather’s 1975 Monza. It had a 262ci V8. (As I recall, they actually squeezed a 305 in some of them). I could change 6 of the spark plugs under the hood. (4 on passenger side, front 2 on drivers side). I could also change the driver’s side one nearest the firewall, but that required getting under the car. The last one required the engine to be pulled from the car. Needless to say, it’s essentially a V-7.

    • Tom

      yes, but some cut holes in the fender wells to access plugs, had one directly behind the steering rod, really hard to get to without lifting the engine on one side.

  9. Fred W.

    The bid looks legit if you look down the list of high feedback, varied bidders. I don’t think a 4 cylinder Monza would bring half the amount.

  10. Joe Haska

    I don’t get it either, what I don’t get is all the negative response to this car. It was rare new, I don’t even remember seeing a V-8 Vega! This certainly has to be one of the few in existence this nice and this original. I have no idea what its worth, but as the saying goes its worth whatever anyone is willing to pay for it! I think it would be a real fun car to own. its a great car for what it is period.

  11. Blindmarc

    A lot of money, but would be easy to make it fast. My current state doesn’t have smog laws….

  12. Tom

    I had a 75 Monza with Factory V8 ,I hated that car in order to change the front 2 spark plugs you had to loosen the motor mounts and jack up the front of the engine, it also had factor air power brakes and steering I think the engine was 262 cubic inch , correct me if I am wrong. Tom

    • Ken Potter

      Tom: Close, but not exactly. I also had the ’75, 262ci. From under the hood, you could replace all 4 on the passenger side, and the front 2 on the driver’s side. The Driver’s side plug nearest the firewall could be changed from under the car. The last one needed the engine to be lifted, so it was essentially a V-7.

    • David Kisil

      I had a 1979 2+2 with a stock 305 ci.w2bbl carb. I put a 4 bbl. Carb and intake on it. Bolted right on also put dual xhaust with no cats and it increased the h.p. but the car wasn’t that fast. Of course it was and automatic w limited slip rear rear end

  13. Rustytech Member

    I might be more interested if it were the hatchback, but even then at $10k it would need to be. #2 car and this ain’t!

  14. Mr. TKD

    A big part of any interest I would have in this car would be the ability to get it cheap. Not cheap? Not interested.

  15. Larry K

    10,000, I’ll take the gasser above for my DD.

  16. Rocko

    Maybe the fact that you have to move the engine around get at two plugs , making it seem like the engine is too big for the car , maybe thats the attraction ,kinda like the Get Smart car where you had a panel behind the glove box to remove to get at the # 8. Those Tigers skyrocketed in value.

    • David Kisil

      Also the number 1 spark plug was directly behind the steering shaft and you either had to raise the motor on that side and also you could loosen both motor mounts and get a big pinch bar and shift the motor towards the passenger sode to gain access

  17. Howard A Member

    Ok, hold on here. I agree with Joe H, what all the negativity is with this car. Like ccrvtt sez, my ex-wife also had a car like this, just like the red fastback above, only a ’77. It was a fun car. This, being a sedan, and lighter, would therefore be even funner.(more fun?) This has the 262, and yes, changing the plugs was a problem. The ex’s was a 305, I think they changed in ’77, and had different exhaust manifolds( or something) and was a little easier changing plugs. Always thought, while driving the ex’s Monza, the V-8 was too much for that car, and I knew people with the V-6 Buick cars, were much better. The V-8 Monza shown here, I’m sure suffers from all the problems most V-8 small cars share. Terrible in winter, front heavy, funky handling, so-so brakes, but in a straight line, that Monza had power to pass. Most were trashed. I think this is a great deal here.

    • David Kisil

      Also rust buckets from snowy states. Especially northeast. All the salted roads burnt into the metal and destroyed the sheet metal. The door skins would literally start flapping in the breeze

  18. Duaney

    The V-8 Monza’s were a revelation when new. Motor Trend car of the year. I don’t know what all the comments meant when they say not fast, I know as an owner, they move out briskly and are effortless to maintain any speed desired. I also know that this car at any car show will draw more attention than the usual muscle car, or many of the other display cars. I’ve seen people go nuts over clean Pinto’s, and Pacers also. The car hobby is about the fun, as long as it’s a blast then go for it.

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