1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe
The big change in 1986 came mid-year with the introduction of the Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. This two-door model featured a fastback-style rear window, rear decklid spoiler, and other changes, including revised gauges - with tachometer - and a blacked-out grille.
For consignment and what makes the chrome-free Aerocoupe special is that it was among the last of the NASCAR homologation specials and with that it includes a unique, sloping rear backlight along with a different decklid and its own unique spoiler that allowed Chevrolet to enter races with a bit more of a chance against the sleek Fords. Available only during the 1986 and 1987 model years, just 6,252 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupes were built, the vast majority in 1987. This 1986 model year saw only only 200 being produced, this car being 198. Exterior finishes were limited to Black, Dark Maroon Metallic, Silver Metallic, and White. Our example presents in white and is a rare bird seldom seen in the wild!
We can go right for the kill on this car with its 3 paneled sloping rear glass and modified deck lid complete with a spoiler on top. The body panels which are straight and minding their gaps nicely, are all bathed in white paint, showing rust free. There is a nifty maroon mid stripe which follows the contours of the wheel wells and runs the gamut on either side, even wrapping around the front blacked out grille. Body matching white neoprene crash bumpers are on front and rear, and some black aero trim hangs below these bumpers. Glass is all clear and framed in black, and aluminum wheels are seen in very nice condition on all 4 corners.
With all the trappings that maroon crushed velour provides the interior has been loaded up with it. On the doors it blends with molded plastic armrest and pulls and even sports a tuck and roll panel insert. Power locks and power window toggles can be seen. Cloth bucket seats are in front, and a bench in the back with a center console in maroon races to the dash between the seats. All this floats in a sea of maroon carpeting which is like new. For the Aerocoupe, additional gauges have been added to the dash which is very clean on the front glass (plastic) and is fronted by a rally steering wheel unique to this model. A square panel is embedded into the center of the dash and houses the radio and temperature sliders. You can also be entertained by a lineup of warning lights which is just to drivers right of the gauges and will light up when impending doom is afoot. Above is a nice tight felted maroon headliner. On to the power plant...
Under the hood is a very clean 5.0 liter (305ci) V8 which is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor. On back is a 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Transferring power to the rear tires is a 3.73 geared conventional 10-bolt axle.
Slight road dirt but amazingly clean underneath with no rust, and black undercoated surfaces. Solid floorpans and rockers. An F41 coded sport suspension also comes with this Aerocoupe that includes a bigger front anti roll bar, an added rear anti roll bar, and stiffer springs and shocks. Power brakes grace the front of the car while power drums adorn the rear.
A quick starter and it idled so smoothly I could not tell if it was running, but alas it was! On the test track it was ultra-smooth, handled nicely and has a low RPM cruise at speed. All functions were working well.
A not often seen Aerocoupe with its unique rear glass and deck. This one is a survivor, other than one repaint, which has been driven but very well cared for. Just take in all the surfaces and their straight, cleanliness, smudge free interior, extra gauges, and powerful 5.0 4BBL, and can I put you into this car today?
37-2 Door Notchback Coupe
G-305ci V8 HO 4bbl 180hp
R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant
189794-Sequential Unit Number
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