1974 Monte Carlo Restoration Information

                                                                        1974 Monte Carlo Restoration

When Americans think of elegance in an automobile, they usually think of sculptured lines and plush interiors. The 1974 Monte Carlo S certainly offers this kind of elegance. However, similar to the Landau, the Monte Carlo S has another kind of elegance. A mechanical elegance.

From radial-tuned suspension to steering geometry, the Monte Carlo S is superbly engineered. Together with standard steel-belted radial ply tires, the refined suspension system results in an altogether fine handling experience. This handling is combined with smooth ride and quietness that, for many, are the true marks of a luxury automobile.

The Landau shares with Monte Carlo S all the mechanical features and distinctive styling that give these cars their fine handling characteristics and proud appearance. But an array of special appearance features sets the Landau apart.

The classic lines of the Landau vinyl roof design are complemented by body accent striping. The striping also sets off Monte Carlo’s unmistakable, sculptured lines. Dual Sport mirrors (the driver’s is remote-controlled), wide 15 x 7″ Turbine II wheels, and discriminating crests further enhance the elegant styling of the Monte Carlo Landau.

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Monte Carlo Interior

Monte Carlo elegance is thorough, inside as well as out. The molded full foam seats, new bright-framed color-keyed instrument cluster, and luxurious cut-pile nylon carpeting testify to this. The Monte Carlo is quiet inside because of features like new acoustical treatment and tuned engine and body mounts. It’s comfortable because of things like the flow-through power ventilation system. Throughout, elegant touches like rich simulated burled elm trim on the instrument panel and steering wheel lend flair. And you can order from a wide selection of knit cloth and vinyl, or all-vinyl upholstery. You can make your Monte Carlo even more luxurious with such available items as front bucket seats that swivel; electric door locks, trunk opener, and windows; front console; Comfortilt steering wheel, and many others.

Monte Carlo S and Landau Standard Features

  • Soft-rim steering wheel.
  • Improved front bumper system.
  • Steel belted radial ply tires.
  • Flush outside door handles.
  • Inside hood latch release.
  • Double panel steel acoustical roof.
  • Power disc/drum brakes.
  • Flow-through power ventilation system.

Available Features

  • Protective bumper strips and guards
  • GM Love Seat, a safety seat available in infant and child sizes
  • Power windows and power door locks
  • Electrically operated Sky Roof
  • Simulated wire wheel covers
  • Turbine II wheels (standard on Landau)
  • Four-Season air conditioning
  • Others:
    • Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission
    • Deluxe belts, including brushed metal buckles and color-keyed belts
    • Front bucket seats with 90-degree swivel
    • Soft-Ray tinted glass
    • Body-side protection molding with vinyl insert
    • Specially designed litter container that attaches to the right cowl side panel
    • Outside left-hand remote control rearview mirror
    • Visor vanity mirror (standard on Landau)
    • Sport outside rearview mirrors ( standard on Landau). The driver’s side is remote-controlled
    • Front compartment console ( available only with bucket seats)
    • Special rear axle ratios
    • Positraction. Especially useful in mud and snow. Automatically delivers more torque to the rear wheel having better traction
    • Cruise-Master speed control. Holds the speed selected by the driver. Disengages at the touch of the brake pedal
    • Heavy-duty generator
    • Comfortilt steering wheel Six-position adjustment
    • Heavy-duty battery
    • Radios: AM, AM/FM, AM/FM Stereo
    • Stereo tape system with AM or AM/FM Stereo radio
    • Rear seat speaker
    • Special instrument panel gauges: tachometer, ammeter, and temperature
    • Dual-note horn (Check dealer on availability.)
    • Auxiliary Lighting Group: includes luggage compartment, ashtray, courtesy, underhood, and map lights
    • Heavy-duty radiator
    • Door-edge guards
    • Vinyl roof cover. Black or white with any exterior color, as well as blue, cream beige, green, red, or brown, depending on the exterior color.
    • A specially styled vinyl roof cover is standard on Landau
    • Rear window defogger
    • White stripe radial ply tires replacing standard radial ply black walls
    • Space-Saver spare tire
    • Power for bench seat with six-way control
    • Special suspension with special rate springs and shock absorbers. Recommended for trailering
    • Color-keyed front and rear floor mats
    • Rally wheels (Monte Carlo S only)
    • Deluxe wheel covers (Monte Carlo S only)

Dimensions and Capacities

  • Wheelbase: 116″; Length overall: 213.1″; Width overall: 77.6″; Height (loaded): 52.7″;
  • Tread-Front: 61.9″; Tread-Rear: 61.l”;
  • Wheels, 15″ x 6″ (15″ x 7″, Landau);
  • Luggage space: 14.7 cu. ft.; Larger fuel
  • tank: 22 gal.

Power Teams

  • 145-hp Turbo Fire 350 V8
  • 160-hp Turbo Fire 350 V8
  • 150-hp Turbo Fire 400 V8
  • 180-hp Turbo Fire 400 V8
  • 235-hp Turbo Jet 454 V8

Interior Colors

  • Conventional Bench Seats: Knit Cloth & Vinyl
    • Black
    • Blue
    • Green
    • Red
  • Conventional Bench Seats: All Vinyl
    • Black Blue
    • Green
    • Neutral
  • Swivel Bucket Seats: Knit Cloth & Vinyl
    • Black
    • Green
    • Red
  • Swivel Bucket Seats: All Vinyl
    • Black
    • Green
    • Saddle

Exterior Colors

  • Cream Beige
  • Tuxedo Black
  • Light Blue Metallic
  • Bright Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Aqua Blue Metallic
  • Sandstone
  • Bronze Metallic
  • Golden Brown Metallic
  • Medium Green
  • Bright Green Metallic
  • Medium Red Metallic
  • Silver Metallic
  • Dark Taupe Metallic
  • Antique White

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