This Menacing 70' Monte Carlo Restomod Is Sensationally Sinister
It's A Badass Beast
The Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It’s arguably one of the most underrated cars of the muscle car era, but when your sibling is the 1970 LS6 Chevelle – arguably the best car in that golden age of horsepower – it’s easy to understand why. Adrienne Peters didn’t didn't think the Monte was underrated, and as a result, she has a wicked first-generation Monte Carlo.
It helps that Ms. Peters has a big connection to Chevrolet. She’s the performance parts product, marketing and social media manager for GM, and as you can guess, her tricked out 1970 Monte Carlo is packed with performance. Under the hood is an old-school 454-cubic-inch (7.4-liter) LS6 V8 from a 1970 Chevelle, which isn’t a bad way at all to start an amazing muscle car build. It’s fitted with a variety of parts, and though we aren’t told how much power it makes, the 1970 LS6 Chevelle made 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) straight from the doors of the factory. So yeah, it should be quite speedy.
To use that power, the Monte has massive tires on the back that are 13.5 inches wide. The rear quarter panels had to be modified for those girthy tires to fit, and with the high-profile tire sidewalls the car absolutely screams old-school muscle. The sinister matte black finish makes it look positively mean, and that’s carried over to the inside with a big black dash that Peters fabricated from scratch. You won’t find creature comforts, or a big touchscreen, or even door panels for that matter. It’s straightforward and functional, and it’s obviously the most badass Chevy you've ever seen.
Peters bought the Monte when she was in college, and she describes it as being sinister with a steampunk vibe. (I can see that. Can you? That's the article question. "Does this car give off a Steampunk vibe?") The slightly larger proportions compared to the Chevelle make this first-generation Monte Carlo really stand out in the custom world, and this menacing build certainly has us drooling.