Some may remember the "Bluesmobiles in Australia?" thread, from back on BBC.
In that thread I posted the below photo as 1 of 2 BluMos that I knew of in Aus.
Well, it is now for sale:
1976 DODGE MONACO West Coast Rust Free 2 owner car. Highly Optioned Big Block car in Very Good Condition. It runs and sounds great! I bought the car from the origional owners estate in 2005, and turned it into The Bluesmobile. I looked for 2 years for this car in the USA and I believe it is the only correct Monaco based car here in Australia. It attracts attention anywhere it goes and I have turned down numerous offers to hire out the car for functions. The car is on non transferable club rego, and has LO1 compliance. I may be intrested in a part trade, but have put the cash price at $26,500.
The car is in fact a 1976 as the sale page states. It was originally an all white civilian car from Washington state. The front end... including the fenders, hood, grille, header, and bumper were replaced with '74 parts.
This car cannot be registered for the street , because its not converted ? I remember someone from BBC saying he had to change his over and add amber signals to the rear and in stale shoulder harnesses in the rear seats . Maybe this is why its for sale .
Post by qldmightymac on May 14, 2012 4:41:22 GMT -5
I imported one early last year (details on BBC) to Australia. The process, although long and potentially frustrating, is not that difficult. The car can remain LHD but needs all new seat belts, child restraints on the back parcel shelf, amber indicators and new lights. I got mine at a good price and I believe it is in better condition than this one but by the time I imported it, paid all the taxes, did some work (new interior, stereo, etc) it would owe me over 20K. If this car runs well, doesn't have rust and has Australian certification I think he will get $20,000. From what I can work out there is only three Dodge Monaco Bluesmobiles in Australia.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 28, 2016 13:45:59 GMT -5
- This one has been listed for sale again since Feb!! I only noticed it recently and the asking price now is $35,000 AUD or around $25,000 USD. 1976 with a '74 clip
Interior is top of the range "Brougham" with all electrics.... power windows, power seats, power steering. 400ci Big Block. Only 3 owners and 36,000 miles since new, it is in very good condition and has been factory rust proofed.
It's mentioned earlier in this thread that an ad from 2012 for this car had it listed at 83,885 miles but I think that was a typo at the website. The mileage listed in late 2011 was 34,574 and now it's 36,000 and something, so 1,500 to 2,000 miles in 4 years would seem right for a car that only gets out to shows once in a while and the odd cruise around I reckon. I believe the 36,000 miles figure to be accurate.