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Old 08-08-2010, 06:16 AM
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Cool 78 Monte with rare 4Speed V8 on Ebay : )

1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo sport coupe

Rare Factory 4 speed-one of 74 produced

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1978 Chev Monte Carlo 2 Dr Sport Coupe wwith a 305 factory 4 speed. Car was restored 10 years ago and driven very little since. Has been in storage for last 7 years, When restored the engine was freshed up with a cam ,4 barell carb and dual exaust. The car runs and drives great,just a fun car. The vin# was checked by GM and now have the documentation that there were 19,636 Monte Carlo's built but only 74 were 305 4 speeds. Car was built April 7 1978,then shipped to Maurice Carter Chev Olds in Hamilton Ontario.

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I think the car needs a little documented information to support it's claim.

I know the '78, 79, 80 Montes could be bought with a factory 3-speed manual trans in them, but a factory installed 4-speed? New one on me. Even if it is 1 of 79 or whatever. Let's see documented proof.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:02 AM
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Hi R.J.,
It's great to see you online...The owner states he has documentation in his ad, but I've learned that many people lie
You could always contact him & ask him to prove his claim...
I knew if I was interested, I would 4-Sure...

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Old 08-09-2010, 11:05 AM
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Hi R.J., just did a Google's Search & found the below..
They state it did have a 4 speed standard trans : )
<LI class=g>Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3 Third generation. 3.1 1978; 3.2 1979; 3.3 1980. 4 Fourth generation .... 454 (where it was rated at 450 hp (336 kW) however, they did come with an LS5 454. ... For 1972, the four-speed manual transmission was discontinued from the option .... The base Monte Carlo with manual transmission, standard suspension and ...
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<LI class=g>1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Images, Information and History ...

Though any Chevelle engine was available, all Monte Carlos came standard with at least ... automatic transmission, or four-speed manual, though most Monte Carlo's carried the ... The standard engine in California was the 4-barrel carbureted 350, ..... The Aerocoupe was gone and did not make a return for this year. ...
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I think the car needs a little documented information to support it's claim.

I know the '78, 79, 80 Montes could be bought with a factory 3-speed manual trans in them, but a factory installed 4-speed? New one on me. Even if it is 1 of 79 or whatever. Let's see documented proof.
A friend of mine in my local car club had a red 1978 Monte Carlo WITH a FACTORY 4-speed transmission. He has the original build sheet from the car, which I've seen in person. He sold the car years ago and regrets selling it every day. He's constantly on craigslist to find either his old or another 78 factory 4-speed car.
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Just came across this thread, but better late then never?

I owned a 1978 Monte Carlo with the 305 V8 and the rare factory 4-speed. It was, indeed, a factory option. (I can't remember the extra cost, but could find the numbers). I bought it almost new in 1978 with 5,478 miles on it. It was blue with the factory T-Top roof, and had been previously driven by the dealership owner's wife. (Viking Chevrolet in Fridley, Minnesota.)

I kept the car for 18 years (the last 8 mostly in storage) before I gave it away. Drove it over 220,000 miles in those years with the original drivetrain still intact and all working. It was always in original stock condition. Never had any problems with it - on a car originally bought by an 18 year-old and all the abuse that entails... (I could get rubber in the first 3 gears if I tried really hard!) Good memories....
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Welcome JFK to our Monte Carlo Family.

Thanks for your post on your 78 Monte Carlo with a 4 speed Do you still have any pictures of it that you can post ?

What are you driving now ? Post & let us know ?

Look forward to your future posts. EnJoy the MCF...
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im a little late to the party, but better late than never. the only gbodys ive ever seen with a 4spd in them from the factory were malibus. thats not to say that the montes didnt come with them just that i personally havent seen them, and ive seen some pretty rare 3rd gen montes.
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Welcome JFK you should start an intro thread in the new members area
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There's a '78 Monte on Cardomain that has a factory 4 speed in it...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/315677...et-monte-carlo
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