The Chevette Scooter never had chrome bumpers, that was part of the idea of the Scooter model it was meant to be one of the cheapest cars you could buy, they only came with painted bumpers. I'm pretty sure the bumpers were done silver. I'm racking my brain trying to think exactly what came on the Scoot I can assure you it wasn't very many options. 5 Speed was standard, Radio was a option, I think even the cigarette lighter was a option. They had rubber mats in them instead of carpeting. I think they had painted grill and head light bezels too.
But I do remember the bumpers they were so cheap looking the car kinda reminded me of a Hugo. Oop's that's a low blow ! If my memory serves me right I think they were in the area of $2700 - $3100.00 brand new. I sold in a pretty big Chevy store and I can remember we only had 1 or 2 of them in stock. compared to 12 to 15 regular Chevette's in stock.
I would think that there's a website on line that would have the RPO's,and packages that were available on the Chevette, Monza as well as the rest of the GM lineup. Maybe not they might have dumped all of that info.
Way to go I just knew you stuck a stick in a Hornets Nest with your opening line ! lol And I also knew that a bunch of people were going to come to the rescue of these 3 so called undesirables ! The engines available for the Monza was the "Iron Duke" 151 c.u., the old reliable V-6, and the 267c.u. not the 305 If my memory is on I think the 305 c.u. only came in the "Monza Spyder" at least that's how it was when we first started building them. Hey man they were about the cheapest transportation you could buy.
I couldn't wait till I heard a V-8 one coming down the repair line that I drove off of with the exhaust not hooked up. and then it was play time. Then I'd go out in the lot and hammer the hell out of it.
Oh and of course my choice would have to be the Monza, Because I was a "new car driver" that was my job classification in the GM plant where they were built.
Shortly after the Monza's (in fact we built the Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Buick Versions of the Monza also) I quit and froze my pension and sold cars GM cars that is sold the whole lineup in 33 years, I did sell Mopars towards the end.
Wow, I never thought a thread would get this big from those little nothing cars they must be flashing everyone back to the good old days !!! Our youth ! he he
It depends in what manner you consider a Chevette a loser. I'm pretty sure the Chevette holds the sales record in General Motors for the most units ever sold of a single car. I sold a ton of them new and used. Oh and as for the Monza it was no slouch either, it was pretty popular car. In a Chevy store you sell a lot of either of them especially in the spring of the year around graduation time.