Aretha has been sold, that's her name not rusty Steam! LOL Boys there are only so many of these cars left and if rust scares you then you need to move on to another hobby. Maybe balsa wood airplanes or checkers. Last time I checked Chrysler Fiat is not making new 74 Monacos. The new owner is very happy with his car, and I will help him make it a picture perfect Bluesmobile as much as I can. Peace out!
Post by Steam McQueen on Apr 2, 2017 17:06:29 GMT -5
- For sale in Dayton, "$4,500 OBO"
400 motor, tan interior but it is dirty. Heat works, radio works, lights and wipers work. 55,xxx miles. Clean Ohio title in my name. Very rusty but does run and drive. It will need some body/frame work but the car still looks and sounds the part. I bought the car in West Virginia over Thanksgiving and DROVE it back. It made the trip fine but does need some front end work to correct a wobble. Car comes with new wheel bearings to help fix that issue.
My Illinois State Police Royal Monaco was getting lonely. Figured it was time to find it a companion. I bought Huey's rusty Bluesmobile. Yes, it is rusty, and the interior was dirty. But I've been able so far to improve its look with black duct tape, touched up the black where the original brown was peeking through, and painted the roof white. I painted the P1 on the back passenger door yesterday, and I'll improve the P1 on the drivers side door.
Looking through the glove compartment, it holds the history of the car. It has about 69,250 original miles on the 400 c.i. 2 bbl engine. Lady bought it new August 28, 1974 in DeKalb, IL. That's where I went to college! 2nd owner was also in DeKalb in 1996. Third owner in 1997 was in Maple Park, IL, who eventually sold it to a guy in Streamwood, IL. He had it for years until Huey got a hold of it, and then it went out to Ohio, and now back home to Illinois (I live on the far west side of Joliet, IL).
No immediate plans for a real restoration. I'm just going to have fun with it for the next year or two.