Car Catcher: Wide-Body Chevy Monza Racer

During the ’70s, pro racing grids were all about big wings and even bigger flares. Squint and maybe you could find the donor car hiding inside–perhaps a Porsche 911, Mazda RX-7 or BMW 3.0 CSL. The Chevy Monza was also part of that exciting scene.

This 1979 Chevrolet Monza Mirage Trans Am race car, to be offered by Russo and Steele during their upcoming Amelia Island sale, is billed as being completely restored, down to items like the transmission, suspension and steering wheel. Power comes from a 350. Find more details here.

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2/6/20 7:30 a.m.

I remember at a 6 hour race at the Glen Chris Economaki interviewing a Monza driver over the trackside p.a. system. When he asked "What is the same on this car as the buyer can find on a Monza at the local Chevy dealer?", the answer was "The roof and the name." It was the only time I ever heard Economaki at a loss for words.....

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