The 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a car driven by Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) in very first scene of a 2003 film “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” when uses this car for the race vs Clay’s (achery Ty Bryan) red Dodge Viper SRT-10.
The media says that nine stunt cars were constructed for the Monte Carlo 1st gen used in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”. The production team used 11 of these, in total. A stock-car pro-grade suspension was a must. The engine was a Bill Mitchell 632ci big block with a Holley 4-barrel carb on a World Products intake manifold.
Other engine upgrades include March Pulley Systems brackets and pulleys, a NOS system, a Jaz fuel cell, Earl’s Performance Fittings steel braided line and anodized fittings, Hooker headers, a Flowmaster dual chamber exhaust, a Be Cool radiator, an Edelbrock water pump, Global West front and rear tubular control arms and weight jacks, Year One coil springs, Wilwood disc brakes, Speedway Engineering swaybars, Wenco 1350 extreme performance driveshaft, Quick Ratio steering box with IROC Camaro internals, Matt Sweeney reinforced fram and rollcage, Moser 12-bolt with Moser Spool 4.88 gears, and KYB shocks.
Additionally, the two Monte Carlo’s were build with Wilwood disc breaks, situated behind Cragar 397 15-inch wheels. The tires are Goodyear specials, 27 inches tall and 8 inches wide in the front, 27 x 10 inches in the rear. The interior was constructed with customized roll cages, large steering wheels and V-Gate shifters alongside Auto Meter gauges bolted to sheet metal that replace stock gauges Beard low back seats.
However both cars used a Richmond T-10 four-speed manual transmissions, Wenco driveshafts and Moser-built 12-bolt rear-ends “running 4.88:1 gears in a spool differential”. The chassis uses Global West front control arms and coil springs, “KYB shocks, Speedway Engineering anti-sway bars, Global West weight jack plates and quick-ratio steering boxes”.
Appearance mods include a Fiberglass Trends cowl hood (arguably still a performance piece since it lowers weight significantly over stock) and Hella headlights.
The license plate used for 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is later reused on Dominic Toretto’s Chevrolet Chevelle SS in the next movie, “Fast & Furious”. It read JSM 586.
- All the Cars in “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006)
- 2006 “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”/ 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10