I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, I had posters on my wall. It was my dream wall that showcased the many cars I wanted to have. Coming of age in the ‘80s, the pickin’s might have been slim, but when the G-body Monte Carlo SS debuted in 1983, I was instantly hooked. It was the car that everyone in high school wanted to be driving but not many could. Now, thanks to the folks at Dream Giveaway, someone can now have a pristine example.
The fourth-generation Monte Carlo SS is one of those cars that will never go out of style. Between 1983 and 1988, more than 574,000 SS models were built. However, you will be hard-pressed to find one in as original condition as this one. According to Dream Giveaway, Let’s make the ‘80s great again!
In the classic car world, the barn find is regarded as a rarity that few can obtain. While this Monte SS was not actually found in a barn, it is a well-preserved collectible. It might be unbelievable, but a glance at the odometer shows that it has only been driven slightly more than 600 miles. That is not a typo. It has been carefully preserved by its original owner for almost 40 years, it looks, feels, and drives like a nearly brand-new car.
Although the car did possess good looks, compared to previous years, it was definitely lacking in the cubic-inch department. Under the hood was a small-for-the-car 305 engine backed by a 200R4 transmission. Definitely not high on the power output scale in the grand scheme of things, but sadly, on-par for the era. With 600 miles on the clock, this SS still carries the factory-installed drivetrain.
An issue that plagued many cars of the ‘80s was paint peeling. Within a couple of years after leaving the showroom, it seemed like every car on the road was a victim of the clearcoat and paint flaking off the car. Luckily, the original owner took meticulous care of the car and the paint is almost as good as it was when first delivered. One change the folks at Dream Giveaway did implement was the addition of new tires. They couldn’t have the new owner driving around on the unsafe, original treads the car was wearing. Don’t worry, they didn’t discard them.
As I previously mentioned, one lucky person will have the opportunity to own this ‘80s icon by checking out and entering the sweepstakes at the Dream Giveaway Garage website. The sweepstakes started on June 1, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. EST and will end on April 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PST.
This might be a surprise to many, but tickets are only $3.00 each. Since it only takes one ticket to win, this classic ’87 Monte Carlo could, in theory, be parked in your garage for the paltry sum of $3.00. But, since the sweepstakes will benefit several charities, you’ll feel better if you buy a few more. In fact, we want to help you increase your chances of winning.
To do that, Chevy Hardcore readers who use the promo code CHEVYHARDCORE when placing their order will receive double the tickets. That means you can double the number of actual tickets you get if your donation is $25.00 or more! You can click here to buy your tickets. What are you waiting for, like I said, the sweepstake ends April 25, 2023.