I recall the Monte Carlo arriving back in 69 as a 70 model. GM had a green 1970 on a turn table that had the body rise up hydraulically.
What was shocking was about 12 years later I owned an identical model from Alabama that had the original caps and fender skirts still on it. I did put rally’s and 255/60/15 Eagles on it and it became a really good daily driver using no oil. It even had a choke that still worked perfectly. I only lost a starter in the years I owned it.
Then a few years ago the Crawford Museum in Cleveland obtained and restored the very same 1970 hydraulic display I saw as a kid. They set it up at the Cleveland auto show yearly. It was cool to be able to get a video of it working.
two oh my favorite cars of this era were the 1970 Monte and the 69 Grand Prix with the 428 HO.
I had a 70 that came with caps and fender skirts. It was a clean car from AL.
I drove it 3 years and it never used oil and needed any work.
I added 255/60/15 eagles on rally’s and sold the car for more than I paid.
Even the choke worked perfect at 120,000 miles. The car is still around today in great shape.