1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Landau
Monte Carlo grilles and taillights were restyled for 1975.

The 1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo coupe, with its vinyl half-roof and narrow rear quarter windows, continued to attract a respectable number of buyers. A total of 110,380 Landaus were produced versus 148,529 basic "S" Monte Carlos, which cost $270 less. Total Monte output dropped by 17 percent from the 1974 figure.

Grilles earned a restyling this season. A new wraparound taillight design brought up the rear. For the last time, Montes could have the big-block 454-cubic-inch V-8, now rated at 215 horsepower. Base engine was a 145-horsepower 350-cubic-inch V-8 with two-barrel carburetor. For a little more oomph, two other options could be checked off: a four-barrel, 155-horsepower rendition of the 350 or a 400-cubic-inch V-8 that eked out 175 horsepower. This year's Monte Carlos were shod with broader, GR70x15 radial tires.

"When it makes you feel good about yourself," the sales brochure insisted of the Monte Carlo, "that's character." The popular coupe was described as "honest, tasteful, with classic design and elegance." A newly available Custom interior included a choice of a 50/50 reclining passenger seat or swivel bucket seats. Standard interiors had a bench seat, and the driver faced a color-keyed instrument panel, steering wheel, and steering column.

1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Landau rear
The 1975 Monte Carlo Landau could be fitted with an optional Sky-roof.

1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Facts

Model
Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Monte Carlo
3,927-3,930
$4,249-$4,519
258,909

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