Minty Monte: 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Survivor

This is a clean car. Survivors really don’t get much nicer than this, and that’s including that one car you bought from your uncle that time in 1992. According to the seller, this Monte Carlo is one of just seven painted in this shade of blue. I have never seen one in this color before, and it really flatters the heck out of the body lines on this car! Complete with a white vinyl top, white interior, and white stripe tires this car is the ultimate reminder of what an attractive daily vehicle looked like in the late 1970s. The seller has included a video from 2010 that can be found here. The car can be found here on Craigslist in Michigan with an asking price of $9,500 and only 56,300 miles. Thanks to Rocco B. for submitting this. 

The white interior really gives this car a nice bright feel and would really make for an enjoyable commute. The seats look to be in pristine condition as does the dash. Though this is a relatively low-mileage car, it is clearly also a well-maintained car. It is very easy to destroy a car in 50,000 miles, so to see a car that is 40 years old and still this nice is refreshing. Though the white interior contrasts beautifully with the blue exterior, it would be a concern for a car person to go from working on the car to sitting in the seats! The only things not original to the interior (and the entire car) are the radio and the aftermarket third brake light.

Under the hood is nothing other than a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8! According to the seller, this engine is 100% stock and unmodified including the 4-barrel carburetor. The engine runs well and does not leak or smoke. The seller describes this car as “driver ready” and if it drives half as good as it looks then I absolutely believe him. This engine is hooked up to dual exhaust that the seller has had installed and in the video it can be heard as toned and quiet.

Although the ad is a little dizzying to read (lots of quotation marks!) it is clear that the owner knows a lot about his car and is remaining realistic on the price while holding out for what it is worth. Though it sounds like this car has been in storage for most of the last 12 years, the seller does get it out from time to time to avoid letting it fall into disrepair. He cites inability to get it out often as the reason for sale, because as is common knowledge letting a car sit around is not good for the car! Someone with a similar eye for cars from this era will surely spot this car before too long and strike up a deal. This beautiful Monte Carlo deserves to find a home where it will be lovingly driven and maintained on a regular basis. Something this pretty deserves to be seen!

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Comments

  1. Superdessucke

    I believe Jamie Lee Curtis drove a red version of this exact car in the movie Halloween.

  2. Charles

    If there were only seven painted that shade of blue, then they were all delivered to my town.

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    • grant

      Your neighbors must be friends with mine, there’s quite a few of them in the PNW too.

  3. Rock On Member

    My Mother had the new smaller 1978 Monte Carlo in this color with matching baby blue velour Interior. I think that it looks better on this 77. The chrome bumpers break up the sea of blue!

  4. Poptheclutch

    Nice very nice!
    It’s good to see that you can still buy an almost new 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
    In this day in age!

  5. Mark S

    This is one of my all time favorite cars. 1976-77 were the only years of the 4 square head light system. Then in 1978 they wrecked the look completely. This is definitely a bucket list car for me, but I’d want a red one with a black interior. My problem is I’m to financially embarrassed to be able to buy this car and I don’t have enough in door storage room either. I think that these Monte Carlos are the classiest looking cars the general ever made I can see these going up in value as we get farther away from the production date. Nice find.

    • Superdessucke

      The ’78 looked like a “stunted runt” next to these. Not as much as a travesty as the ’80 Thunderbird but still pretty bad. The “downsized” personal luxury cars of the late 1970s and early 1980s killed the segment.

  6. Jeff Hibbs

    I owned this exact car in a 1975. It was Medium Blue with white interior. I put a set of Crager SS wheels on mine. It looked 200% better ,the wheels really set it off. I worked for 2 years and saved it all
    I paid cash in Fall of 1974,,,, $3995…..still prettiest and best car I ever owned. Traded it for a 77 vette (road wagon) bad purchase.

  7. Chebby

    Nice car, good colors. How do people not know the difference between leather and vinyl seats?

  8. Ed

    My dad bought a 76 brand new dark green white leather 350 auto I loved it drove like a dream style of a Cadillac One of the best GM cars ever made from 70 /77 my favorites

  9. ACZ

    Beautiful car. If only the windshields didn’t leak and rot out the floors, there might be more left today.

  10. Pa Tina

    One would be the King or Queen of Cars and Coffee in this bear. Beauty!

  11. blaine horne

    Had 73 with swivel seats.

  12. John C Cargill

    Nice car, worth the money.

  13. Brett Battan

    I don’t know if it’s 1 of 7 made I’ve seen 2 on Craigslist here in Portland Oregon right now. One is all patina and the other has hydrologics

  14. Bill Owens BillO Staff

    This was a 1975 GM color. I saw plenty of 1975 Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick and think Cadillac as well in this color. My minister had a 1975 Electra in this color. I guess someone wanted it in 1977 and they were able to paint it that color, and six others.

  15. RoselandPete

    “The only things not original to the interior (and the entire car) are the radio and the aftermarket third brake light” which means that it must still have the original battery That really is amazing.

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  16. Tommy D

    I agree, this was a popular color in my town too. Too bad the motors were so anemic…the ’76-‘7 did not have the presence or power of say of a ’73 with nice bumpers, a 400, and a console with buckets. Radial tuned suspension was across the board by then, so they were great driving cars….but pay accordingly.

  17. z28th1s

    My good friend’s mom had a silver ’77 Monte Carlo 350-4V with the maroon landau top and matching interior.

    It was a tough car!! Because it constantly took my friend rolling it backwards in reverse and slamming it into drive and doing the one wheel peel up the road and it never did break anything!

    If his mom only knew how badly he treated her car when she let him use it!

    The feature car is a very nice example of one of these cars and seems to be priced very fair!

  18. al leonard

    Hmmmmmm..flagged for removal…:<(

    • Tom

      I can’t understand why, (I own the car), but I re-did the add. If someone has interest, all I can say is that I re-posted it, and that’s all I can do. Thanks for the very kind and flattering remarks none the less !

      “The owner”.

  19. W9BAG

    I had a ’77 that I bought in ’78. Absolutely LOVED that car ! Chocolate brown metallic, with Camel Landau top and Camel interior. Swivel buckets, console. Wonderful styling ! They just don’t make ’em like this anymore. Love the Robin egg blue & white combination. Very regal looking. Last of the good ones. ’78 just KILLED Monte Carlo.

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  20. DETROIT LAND YACHT

    My grandad had a Black / Black ’77. It was a sweet rig.

  21. Nate

    The post was removed, it was reposted on the San Fran craigslist here: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/1977-monte-carlo-for-sale/6374632900.html

    @Andrew, can you update this post with the new link? Let’s get this car a home!!!

    • Andrew Tanner Andrew Tanner Member

      It’s been updated, thanks!

  22. PRA4SNW Member

    The dryer sheet trick to prevent rodents, reminds me of when I stored my Vette every winter.
    Never had a rodent after doing that.

    Nice car, BTW. My sister had a ’77 in a reddish orange (may have been a repaint) with the white interior as her first car.

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