1977 Chevrolet Monza

The 1977 Monza Spyder package, part of the 1977 Chevrolet Monza line.
The 1977 Monza Spyder package was a
sporty addition to the 1977 Monza series.

The 1977 Chevrolet Monza was highlighted by the addition of a two new options packages, both named Spyder, but one aimed at appearance, the other at performance.

The 1977 Chevrolet Monza Spyder package was actually two distinct entities: one, a $274 performance package; the other a separate $199 deal that was available on hatchbacks only and brought appearance add-ons.

The 1977 Chevrolet Monza also got a special-edition Mirage package, which arrived midyear but lasted only that half-season. The Mirage option mandated white paint and added bolt-on "aero" fiberglass panels, special sport striping, and a sport suspension. The Mirage package was inspired by a modified Monza that competed successfully on the SCCA racing circuit using a high-performance small-block V-8.

The 1977 Chevrolet Monza Towne Coupe now offered a dual-headlamp front end or a Sport variant that copied the 2+2's quad-lamp nose. Towne Coupe rear ends adopted tri-color taillights.

Monza dashboards contained round gauges in a brushed-aluminum instrument panel. An 84-horsepower four-cylinder engine was standard, but many Monzas were ordered with a 145-horsepower 305-cubic-inch V-8 instead. The Cabriolet Equipment group was deleted, but a Cabriolet vinyl roof and opera windows could still be installed.

Production of the 2+2 hatchback beat the Towne Coupe by a modest margin: 39,215 to 34,133. The sales brochure touted Towne Coupes as "smart and sassy," the 2+2 as "precise, agile and confident."

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The 1977 Monza Spyder package, part of the 1977 Chevrolet Monza line.
The 1977 Monza Spyder package included a
rear spoiler,as seen on this 2+2.

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