1979 Chevrolet Monza
1979 Chevrolet Monza
Production Totals
61,110 - Monza Coupe's
56,871 - Monza 2+2 Hatchback's
30,662 - Monza 2+2 Sport Hatchback's
15,190 - Monza Wagon's
A total of 163,833 Monza's were produced in 1979
    1979 was the beginning of the end of the line for the Monza.  The model lineup was reduced by two cars, the Sport Coupe and the 'S' Hatchback Coupe
and very few new features or additions were present on
the '79 Monza. 
    New features for the '79 Monza did include a new EGR
(Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and cold-trapped spark
control system for the 305 V8 to contribute to "improved
drivability".  A new replacement air filter is given to the
Iron Duke and is good for up to 30,000 miles.  New standard high-back front bucket seat design                                                                   is available for all models and an improved steering wheel                                                                 anti-theft lock is also introduced. 
                                                                  Also new for 1979 are 2 radio selections, a Delco AM/FM                                                                   radio with stereo cassette and a similar Delco AM/FM radio                                                                 but with a digital clock display.  Other than these few                                                                           items, the only other changes include new standard                                                                             features that were previously extra-cost options.  These include things like front and rear bumper guards, body
side moldings, sport steering wheels, full-length
centre consoles, AM radios and tinted glass.
    The powerplants available for 1979 are unchanged
from '78's offerings.  One 4-cylinder, 2 V6's and the 305
                                                               V8 with 4 and 5-speed manual transmissions and 3-speed                                                                   automatics. 
                                                                    A few items dropped for 1979 include the aluminum 10-                                                                  hole and the gold-styled aluminum wheels and the Estate                                                                   Wagon package.  Although the Estate Wagon package was gone, it was replaced with a Sport Striping option, a
simple vinyl decal option that added accent colour to
the body of the Monza Wagon.
    Chevrolet did still offer the vinyl Cabriolet roof top
option in 7 colours, 14 exterior colour options, 6 interior
colours and the continued offering of the Spyder
packages but with  new colour combinations offered (green and blue).