OTTAWA — Ron Miehls, of Ottawa, brought his 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS to the the Lima Chevrolet Cadillac Charity Car Show in June.
Miehls bought the car brand new in 1984 from the dealership.
“When I saw it, I had to have it,” Miehls said.
Chevrolet marketed the Monte Carlo as a personal luxury car from 1970 to 2007. The name came from the city Monte Carlo in Monaco. Chevrolet ceased production of the Monte Carlo in 2007.
The 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS had a production rate of 24,050. The sporty version contained Strato bucket seats instead of the standard split bench seat with armrest.
The advertising for the 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS started with “The joy of cookin.’” The ad tells about the changes made to the 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS and goes on to state, “Now there are only two other ingredients needed to cook up miles of magic moments. You. And a road.”
Chevy capitalized on the driving efficiency and fun of its new SS model.