Everyone has a favorite body style they they like which may be a little off-center. Some guys are madly in love with the 1990s Olds Cutlass as a body for drag race cars. Me? I love Monzas and I love Monzas equipped with IMSA body kits even more than that. The big chin spoiler, the big rear deck spoiler, the flared and angular fenders, etc. They made for boss looking race cars and they couple of them I have ever seen on the street really made me weak in the knees. I’m not the only one that suffers from this addition as BangShifter Rocco B. shipped us the tip on the yellow hunk of awesome that you see on the pages before you. This car was apparently originally built or customized by George Barris before being neglected and falling into disrepair.
The guy selling the car now redid the whole paint and body situation, got the interior fixed up, and repowered the the thing with a small block hot enough to live up to the square shouldered look of the car. I cannot say I really like the roll pan look of the back, especially with the Corvette style tail lights but frankly, I love the rest of the car so I’d not spend a lot of time worried about that. Oh, and the yellow? I’m a fan.
The price tag here is $65,000 and while the guy likely has at least that much in his own personal time invested into the car, we’re not sure anyone will throw down that kind of money for a Monza, IMSA body kit or not, right? It would seem that you would build one for less than that, even in today’s world and while the Barris connection is interesting, it is more a wonder that the thing was not turned into some sort of a clown car under his watch as he seemed to have a propensity for that during the latter decades of his career.
I loves me some IMSA Monza but I don’t think I love it $65,000 worth.