Originally Posted by thunderbird1100
The LS1 Z/28 makes the the bulk of that purchase, I think you forgot that. About a $8000 vehicle.
Exactly, that is the "12k I'm smoking". As far as the Monte goes, my mom had about a 1985 black one, and I think it came with the 305 (I was like 10 when she sold it, so I'm not 100%). The thing was pretty large, I'll assume that it was heavier then a Camaro of the same era. Personally I don't see it as much of a sleeper, but that's just my take. They are very nice cars, especially in black. You could definetely get a nice one for under $8,000.