Monte SS

565bbchevy

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This Monte is listed as an 88' on FM, what is your guess for the actual year of this Monte and why, I am going with 85'
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64nailhead

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I guess '84 because of the rear air dam.

Basing this on that '85 had the flatter, more aerodynamic air dam, and when I was given my SS ('84) it had the same air dam as is in the above picture.
 

565bbchevy

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I guess '84 because of the rear air dam.

Basing this on that '85 had the flatter, more aerodynamic air dam, and when I was given my SS ('84) it had the same air dam as is in the above picture.
I believe the "stand up" rear spoiler (pictured) was on until 86' then the "lay down" version was 87-88 with the rear tail lights, bumper change.
 
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83StreetMachine

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85 had a one year only interior upholstery pattern, If the interior fabric is original. Which by the faded top of the back seat leads me to believe it is

A Monte SS didn't have the squared of rear bumper and those tail lights in 88. So it's definitely pre-87
 

oldsmobile joe

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Message the owner and get a vin. Then you will know. Too many variables with only one pic.
 
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PBGBodyFan

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Looks like factory wiring poking up for a 3rd brake light through the package tray. Factory t-tops, could be 85-88, doors often swapped due to rust. Will guess 86’ due to the brake light and rear bumper/tails (would be odd for a 87-88 to be converted to the earlier style) but yea, who knows with so many variables and almost nothing looks original on this one.
 
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565bbchevy

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Looks like factory wiring poking up for a 3rd brake light through the package tray. Factory t-tops, could be 85-88, doors often swapped due to rust. Will guess 86’ due to the brake light and rear bumper/tails (would be odd for a 87-88 to be converted to the earlier style) but yea, who knows with so many variables and almost nothing looks original on this one.
I saw wiring for the third brake light but I didn't see the defrost grid dedicated to it hard to tell though that's why I said 85 I added a third brake light to my 83 so the wiring is not that hard to do
 

565bbchevy

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I did message the seller but no response the only partial interior picture showed a painted dash insert and the aftermarket upper door panel with the big SS molded in
 

pagrunt

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Another thing, is it a real SS or a converted base car? Might be like my car, a "multi-year" '81 Monte with everything I've replaced or changed.
 

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Is the passenger seat missing?
 

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