1986 Monte Carlo Specs


The 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a two-door, V-8 sports car. Chevrolet first came out with the Monte Carlo in the early 1970s. The fourth-generation Monte Carlos hit car dealership showrooms between 1981 and 1988. The March 1986 issue of Super Chevy magazine described the car as "refined--both cosmetically and mechanically," with its many improvements. The magazine also noted the 1986 Monte Carlo was "one of Chevrolet's very best buys."


  • The project engineers that designed the 1986 Monte Carlo SS spared no expense, dropping a small block L69 model V-8 engine inside this speedster. The engine produces a maximum 180 horsepower with 225 ft.-lbs. of torque. The 5.0-liter V-8 engine has a 3.73:1 gearing ratio, 262-cubic inch displacement, 9.5:1 compression ratio and a 3.74 by 3.48 inch bore and stroke. The automatic transmission is a four-speed with a powerful real-wheel drive. Additionally, Chevy produced a 4.3-liter V-6 model. Both engine types have two valves per cylinder. The 1986 Monte Carlo SS can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in six seconds flat and covers the 1/4-mile in 15.50 seconds.

Weight and Dimensions

  • The 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has a curb weight of between 3,385 and 3,500 pounds. The car has an overall length of 202.4 inches, a width of 71.8 inches and a height of 54.9 inches, with a 108-inch wheelbase and 6 inches of ground clearance. The 1986 Monte Carlo has a trunk capacity of 16.17 cubic feet.

Fuel Economy

  • For a sports car with a V-8 engine, the 1986 Monte Carlo has a decent fuel economy rating. It gets 18 miles per gallon for city driving and 23 MPG on the highway with an 18-gallon fuel tank.

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