I bought this 1972 Monte Carlo back in 1997 and used it as my daily driver for 5 years before I began a frame off complete rebuild from the floor up on it...if it was on the car, it was either taken off and replaced with NOS GM parts or sandblasted and repainted. It's pretty much a new car now as everything is rebuilt on it. I beefed up the 350 V8 a little with an Edelbrock aluminum intake, camshaft and lifter set. I added 882 heads to improve the flow of the engine. The 350 3spd transmission was rebuilt and a shift kit installed. The A/C was rebuilt and blows freezing cold. The entire brake system was replaced including new stainless steel brake lines.. This car has sooo much of my blood, sweat and $$$$$ in it. Fortunately for me the value on these old cars is going through the roof now thanks to the people who have more money than brains at the Barret Jackson auctions (a recent 72 Monte Carlo auction went for 72,000)....not that I'd ever sell this one. This was my first restoration project and I'll take some time off now but my wife is bugging me to start on either a 1970 Monte Carlo SS project or maybe a 1970-72 Nova.... What she looked like when I bought it... What she looks like now... The interior used to be green/covert...gotta love those 70's color combos...Now its all Sandlewood. The 70-72 Monte Carlo featured the longest hood ever installed on a Chevrolet. (6 Ft long!) The 72 Monte Carlo was the first Monte Carlo model to ever be raced on the NASCAR circut. The long hood and engine location made for a better handling car on the race track over the Chevelle and other Chevy models. For Ford and Mopar drivers, this view was the most recognizable view of the Monte Carlo.... Thats one clean engine! I've always thought the Monte Carlo had some of the prettiest lines on it.