My buddy in Spokane, Jason Bagge, AKA That ’70s Car Guy, AKA The Brougham Whisperer, has found yet another remarkably well-preserved land yacht. This time, it’s the C-body Dodge Monaco, made famous on The Blues Brothers.
“They broke my watch!” “You want out of this parking lot? OK!” “You traded the Cadillac for this?” “Hi! you want to hand me the mike? Thanks a lot. Uh, this is car number…what number are we?” “Five five.” “Car fifty five. Uh, we’re in a truck!”
Yes, I can’t see one of these cars without thinking of what is probably my favorite movie ever, The Blues Brothers. It has it all. Belushi, Ackroyd, Candy. Awesome music. Awesome car chases. And it’s damn entertaining.
That movie is a double edged sword, however. Many a mint, little old lady owned, 1976 Royal Monaco or ’74 Monaco Brougham four door hardtop has been de-chromed, painted black and white, and had a big ass loudspeaker added to it, all in the name of those Blues boys.
But we don’t have to worry about that with this one! Jason loves bringing these ’70s cars back. As we speak, he’s in the process of losing those blackwall tires and Chevy rally wheels for proper Monaco wheel discs and whitewall tires. And he’s already sourced the correct stand-up hood ornament. The burgundy paint with matching interior and white top is just perfect. This thing is going to be a beaut!
Oh, and the best part? He got it for a grand. Yep!