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1980 Chevrolet Monza

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General Overview

The Chevrolet Monza was a subcompact, four-passenger automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1975–1980 model years.

The Monza is based on the Chevrolet Vega, sharing its wheelbase, width and 140 CID inline-4 engine.

The 1980 Chevrolet Monza brought down the curtain on the Monza’s six-year run, and did it with a smaller lineup. The lineup consisted of a base 2+2 hatchback and notchback and 2+2 Sport hatchback.

The 1980 Chevrolet Monza lost its Vega-based wagon variant, reverting to two-door hatchback and notchback coupe body styles. It also lost its V-8 option. The 151-cubic-inch four-cylinder engine remained standard and the only engine option was the 3.8 liter Buick V6.

Sporty looks substituted for horsepower, and the Monza hatchback embraced this philosophy though the Spyder package.

Front and rear spoilers and hood and flank decals made the Spyder look fast. But even with a four-speed manual transmission backing up the 3.8-liter V-6, a Spyder could run 75 mph in a ¼ mile.

Production of the Chevrolet Monza actually increased slightly in 1980, reaching nearly 170,000 units. But, it was not good enough to save the Monza, however. Chevrolet decided to shelve the antiquated design and let the Chevrolet Camaro and new Chevrolet Citation X-11 absorb whatever was left of the sporty-coupe market.

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Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
151ci 14.2 sec 19.9 @ 70mph Simulation
231ci 10.7 sec 18.0 @ 76mph Simulation


Available Engines:
151ci 151ci 1x2bbl 86hp 128 lb-ft
231ci 231ci 1x2bbl 110hp 190 lb-ft
Available Transmissions:
  • 3 Speed Automatic
  • 4 Speed Manual

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Beige
  • Black
  • Dark Blue
  • Light Blue
  • Light Camel
  • Medium Camel
  • Cinnabar
  • Dark Claret
  • Gray
  • Dark Green
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow

Factory Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camel
  • Carmine
  • Oyster

Production Numbers

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