1976 Chevrolet Monza

The 1976 Chevrolet Monza 2+2, part of the 1976 Chevrolet Monza line.
The 1976 Chevrolet Monza was available
with a five-speed manual transmission.

The 1976 Chevrolet Monza got several changes compared to the inaugural 1975 Chevrolet Monza. A 140-horsepower 305-cubic-inch V-8 began to edge aside the 262-cubic-inch V-8 engine as the performance choice. And a five-speed manual gearbox was newly available for both V-8s.

The "Dura-Built" 140-cubic inch four-cylinder, as used in the Chevrolet Vega, got some refinements, including hydraulic lifters that ran quieter and eliminated any need for valve adjustments. The basic four developed 70 horsepower, but two-barrel carburetion upped the rating to 84.

The 19746 Chevrolet Monza was available in two models: the dressy Towne Coupe and the 2+2 hatchback coupe. Total 1976 Monza output came to a modest 80,905 cars.

The coupe outsold the 2+2, and a new formal version of the Monza Towne Coupe debuted for 1975. It had "cabriolet" equipment that included a special vinyl roof and opera-type quarter windows for what Chevrolet called a "very sophisticated, classic look."

A new Spyder package was available for either body. This featured sport equipment that included the 84-horsepower engine, console, larger stabilizer bars, special shocks, and steel-belted radials. A new "stitched" instrument panel pad in 2+2 hatchbacks had woodgrain ornamentation, and the hump between bucket seats was reduced in height. A three-speed gearbox was standard, four-speed optional.

1976 Chevrolet Monza Facts

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The 1976 Chevrolet Monza Town Coupe, part of the 1976 Chevrolet Monza line.
The Monza Town Coupe outsold the
2+2 hatchback for 1976, 46,735 to 34,170.

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