When I think about weird, old, or unusual cars, I often think about average production cars that have been modified in some unusual way at the factory, usually to improve performance or looks. The Superbird/Daytona comes to mind, as does the first-generation Barracuda. Sometimes I think about the Cyclones and Torinos that used to pound around NASCAR tracks at insane speeds. In a similar vein, I think about this – the 1986/87 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe.
You see, Chevy was in a bind come 1985. While 1984 was a successful year for them in Winston Cup, the bullies over at Ford had come along with their Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, breaking records and winning championships all along the way. You’ll recall that Bill Elliott broke the 200 mph barrier is his famous 1987 Thunderbird, with its low, flat windshield and long, curvy lines. By comparison, the 4th-generation Monte Carlo was a brick. So in 1986, they hit back hard with the Aerocoupe, a stock car for the street (see the irony?). Take the jump to read more about this particular glassback Chevy.
[Source: Seattle craigslist]
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