1978 Chevrolet Monza 2+2

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Lot # 223
Seller: Morris automotive
Location: United States
VIN: 1R07U8U109820
Miles: 33157
Engine: 350
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Private/Dealer: Private Party
Category: Classic

The Chevrolet Monza was a subcompact automobile produced by Chevrolet for 1975 through 1980. The Monza is based on the Chevrolet Vega, sharing its wheelbase, width, and standard inline-four engine. The car was designed to be a mid-sized car with additional styling changes and ultimately could accommodate a V8 engine option.

The Monza 2+2 debuted as a single-model 2+2 hatchback. The Monza is 4 inches (100 mm) longer and weighs 180 lb (82 kg) more than the Vega from which it is derived.  General Motors’ John DeLorean nicknamed it the “Italian Vega”, citing styling with a strong resemblance to the Ferrari 365 GTC/4.

The 1978 Monza line expanded to include rebadged holdovers from the Vega line, which ended production after the 1977 model year. Chevy grafted a new Monza front end onto the previous Vega hatchback and wagon body-styles.. With production of only 2,000 units, it was speculated that this was simply an effort to use up a stock of leftover 1977 Vega bodies. The  new base 2+2 hatchback with round headlights in an upright front end with a crossbar grille and new tri-colored taillamps and also used a new blunt rear taillamp panel incorporating the license plate mount and a conventional rear bumper.

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Auction started May 30, 2023 11:50 AM
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