This original owner Monte is for sale, send me a PM if your interested. Here's mine and the car's story; With the help of my father, I purchased this Monte Carlo new from a Seattle suberb Chevy dealer in November, 1978 (at the age of 15) where the car had sat for months after the person who factory ordered it with the available 4 speed transmission decided he didn't want to shift gears and opted for an automatic instead. The car came from the factory with the LG3 305 2 bbl and M20 Saginaw 4 speed. Chevy made 1,719 4 speed Monte's in '78, many were V6s, there were also 882 3 speed cars. The following year they dropped the V8-4 sp.combination though you could still order a V6 with the 3 speed manual trans, they made 1,595 in '79. This particular car came with no air, no power windows or locks, though did have the Luxury "custom" velour 40-60 split bench interior and CC1 hatch roof (T-Top). In '78 it was all about weight savings to enhance fuel efficiency, so many of the body and chassis components were made of light weight components like the aluminum trunk lid. If you didn't load it up it weighed in at less than 3,100 lbs. If you knew what to order you could get lots of "performance" components on the Monte during an era when there wasn't much performance to brag about. This car was ordered with the F 40 HD Suspension, G80 Positrac Axle (delivered with dealer installed 3.23:1 gears) and VO1 HD radiator along with the T-Top roof, tilt wheel and other options.