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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Personal luxury with SS performance equipment


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 28k-Mile 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.

Ending on Halloween Day is a car with the perfect paint scheme for the holiday: This stealthy black coupe is accented by red and orange accent striping around the body. It comes well-optioned, too, with features like a 5.0-liter High Output V8, power steering, air conditioning, the F41 Sport Suspension, and a dual exhaust system. Best of all, it shows just 28,373 miles on the odometer. The car is listed by a private seller in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania and the auction ends on Tuesday.

The Monte Carlo was a popular car – and a keystone of the Chevrolet brand for six generations spanning the model years 1970 through 2007 (although there was a gap in the late 1990s through early 2000s). As a contender in the “personal luxury car” segment, it went through some changes over the years as the marketplace and automotive engineering evolved. One of the most noteworthy changes was when the car switched from rear-wheel-drive to front-wheel-drive in 1995 when production shifted to the W-body platform that was shared with cars like the Buick Century and Pontiac Grand Prix.

This Monte comes from the fourth generation which was produced prior to that change. SS models at the time came with special options like removable glass T-tops and a 35-millimeter sway bar for optimized handling. The 5.0-liter High Output V8 on today’s car reportedly has just 28,383 miles on it. Verification of a five-digit odometer reading’s accuracy is not something that falls within the scope of the AutoHunter team, but all the checkmarks line up here, so the car is listed as a true and original low-miler. The CARFAX report shows only a few mileage entries, but they all coincide with the stated mileage figure.

According to the Standard Catalog of American Cars, there were 35,484 Monte Carlo SS units produced for model year 1985. This unit offers a unique appeal for the discerning collector who wants a well-preserved low-miler. It has now been 16 years since 2007 when the final Monte Carlo rolled off the line in GM’s Ontario, Canada assembly plant.

It remains to be seen if Chevrolet will revamp the Monte Carlo nameplate sometime in the future. Maybe as an EV? Until then, go check out this impressive fourth-gen because it’s a looker – Halloween paint job and all.

The auction for this 28k-Mile 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS ends Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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