For Sale Not Mine 1973 Dodge Monaco 6 passenger wagon - $3750 - Santa Maria, Calif.

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"No title" the bane of our existence, probably most suitable for an out-of-state buyer as I'm pretty sure this thing doesn't have a Non-Op status and has a couple of decades of registration fees on the tab.

The seller has a couple of other cars for sale in the same ad...

Kinda off-topic question, how hard would it be to make a 6-passenger wagon into a 9 passenger? is it as straight forward as just putting the bench in?

It is a 440 car with A/C.

1973 Dodge Monaco 6 passenger wagon - $3750 - Santa Maria, California

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I have a very hard to find 1973 Dodge Monaco, 6 passengers, wagon for sale. I think this is the steel crank 220 horse 440 models! Very cool old MOPAR!Only 3,702 Monaco, 6 passengers, wagons were built in 1973. I doubt many are left.

It has been stored since 1986! Not currently running but does crank over. I was told that it ran when parked.

There is a little rust around the rear side windows, in the spare tire well, and a couple of small bubbles at the bottom of a fender or door.It has a few dents and dings.The glass is all good.

It is pretty well loaded for 1973: 440 V8 4 barrel, AC, power windows, and power split-bench seat. Power door locks, remote mirror control, tilt wheel, and I think it has cruise control.
It has the two way rear tailgate that opens out, like a door, or folds down. The roof rack is decent—no rust in the roof.

The interior is inferior. The carpet, dash, some of the door panels, and headliner are cratered. The driver's side, bottom, of the seat is bad. Most of the seats can probably be salvaged.
I just put a set of roller tires on it and some Ford truck hub caps. There are 3 original hub caps in the back, but they are not in good shape.
I can not read the odometer to be able to tell how many miles are on it. I will find some better glasses and look again later.

The front bumper has a ding and is missing the rubber bumper on the passenger side.The back bumper is straight with a little pitting.

The title no longer exists. This came from my friend Tom's estate. He had over 1,240 cars when he passed away.Own a piece of history!Asking $3750

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technically the 3 seat wagons were 8 passenger....... only seat belts for 2 in 3rd seat.
it can be done, but i think the effort to do it would be better spent on other areas of this car which is pretty cool.
for myself, i wouldnt bother putting a 3rd seat in, i dont have enough friends or kids to make use of it.... heheh
ive never used the 3rd seat in any of my wagons that had em
 
I doubt the car is on CA DMV records any more since it has been stored since 1986 so at least no back fees would be applied if trying to get a title.
 
On topic, I joined this group specificlly to look for a wagon. I have a soft spot for hidden headlights, power windows, and faux woodgrain. Without stepping on anyone's toes what are the collective thoughts on this particular one? This checks off a lot of boxes for me. I'd prefer better condition, but it's not terribly out of the way.

The seller has been schlepping stuff of CL for years now. Some of it seems to linger.

Slightly off topic, but relatated a statement made by the OPs: In California, vehicles that are older than 25 years old and of collector nature can have back registration penalties waived. VC 4604, VC 5051, VC 5004, and VC 5004.5 are the applicable codes. And it must be done through the DMV, and likely the clerk will not even no about waiver.
 
On topic, I joined this group specificlly to look for a wagon. I have a soft spot for hidden headlights, power windows, and faux woodgrain. Without stepping on anyone's toes what are the collective thoughts on this particular one? This checks off a lot of boxes for me. I'd prefer better condition, but it's not terribly out of the way.
Slightly off topic, but relatated a statement made by the OPs: In California, vehicles that are older than 25 years old and of collector nature can have back registration penalties waived. VC 4604, VC 5051, VC 5004, and VC 5004.5 are the applicable codes. And it must be done through the DMV, and likely the clerk will not even no about waiver.

oh, I didn't know about the back registration waiver for classic cars...I'm still kinda rusty on that topic. Mea culpa

I think it's a decent car, which is why posted it, and it'll look a heckuva lot better after a wash and some polish.t's a 440 car with Factory Air, it's been in storage since '86 which is probably the reason it hasn't had the engine ripped out of it, and the rest scrapped. Looks like it needs a new fender and a new dash but those can be sourced from a parts car. I posted a same year sedan for $750 with the above-mentioned in good condition but it's in Kentucky...im sure there's a few of them in Cali.
 
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My Barracuda was last registered in 1990, for one reason or another it was never non-oped or registered while it was apart in storage. Around 2000 I checked and there was $600 in back registration piled up. Every year or so I'd check hoping it would fall out of the system, sometime about 2007 I checked as the car was almost ready to hit the road, they had no record of it, checked both the plates and the VIN, nothing, fees gone. Filed for new registration, minimal fee and on I went.

So a car last registered in 1986 most certainly is out of the system.


Alan
 
On topic, I joined this group specificlly to look for a wagon. I have a soft spot for hidden headlights, power windows, and faux woodgrain. Without stepping on anyone's toes what are the collective thoughts on this particular one? This checks off a lot of boxes for me. I'd prefer better condition, but it's not terribly out of the way.
The car is #4 or #5 condition. I think $3750 is high. Since it's in your wheelhouse, maybe offer $2500 and see what he says. I wouldn't go higher.
 
On topic, I joined this group specificlly to look for a wagon. I have a soft spot for hidden headlights, power windows, and faux woodgrain. Without stepping on anyone's toes what are the collective thoughts on this particular one? This checks off a lot of boxes for me. I'd prefer better condition, but it's not terribly out of the way.

The seller has been schlepping stuff of CL for years now. Some of it seems to linger.

Slightly off topic, but relatated a statement made by the OPs: In California, vehicles that are older than 25 years old and of collector nature can have back registration penalties waived. VC 4604, VC 5051, VC 5004, and VC 5004.5 are the applicable codes. And it must be done through the DMV, and likely the clerk will not even no about waiver.

I have done this a few times , but not thru the DMV. I use a local vehicle service and let them deal with the DMV. It has worked but the service told me, when you submit the paper work it is up to the discretion of the DMV to wave the fees or not. All the DMV,s seem to have there own rules and depending on who you get at the DMV it can be a circus of paper work.
 
On topic, I joined this group specificlly to look for a wagon. I have a soft spot for hidden headlights, power windows, and faux woodgrain. Without stepping on anyone's toes what are the collective thoughts on this particular one? This checks off a lot of boxes for me. I'd prefer better condition, but it's not terribly out of the way.

I would love to see this car saved, but it's going to be a huge project. This car needs EVERYTHING.

Rust repair, dent repair, paint, complete interior, total mechanical refurbishment, and these wagons can be a challenge because there's some parts on them that are just not available.

Would probably be a five year project for someone working a regular job.

It could be a great car when done. All depends on what you're willing to tackle.

Jeff
 
Someone please explain to me the vent windows...I didn't think they were an option on a wagon after 71
 
Someone please explain to me the vent windows...I didn't think they were an option on a wagon after 71

There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the demise of the vent windows and they were re-introduced for the 1973 model year.

Jeff
 
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the demise of the vent windows and they were re-introduced for the 1973 model year.

Jeff
Thanks for the info Jeff, that makes sense why the mirrors on my 72 wagons are located farther forward. A vent window would hit them
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In another CL for some Simca trucks, the seller is asking $2750 for the Monaco. I appreciate the feedback regarding the car. I'm leaning towards waiting for something a bit nicer to come along.
 
In another CL for some Simca trucks, the seller is asking $2750 for the Monaco. I appreciate the feedback regarding the car. I'm leaning towards waiting for something a bit nicer to come along.
If it's down $1000, offer him what you feel you'd be comfortable paying for the car. It's that simple. You know what you're willing to shell out, but we will gladly help.yiu spend your money. Base your offer on the lower price, while telling the seller you saw it in the Simca ad. Play dumb about the ad with just the wagon.
 
This checks off a lot of boxes for me. I'd prefer better condition, but it's not terribly out of the way.
Step back, take a deep breath, and seriously think if you have the money to fix this car up completely.
Just a reality check that I failed to do too many times.
 
It isn't always about money, when I took on my restoration I had no money available to do the car, I tell people I did the car with no money. For about 3/4 the project money was the regulator, when I had the money for the next step/item I moved forward, I learned to weld doing this car, never did bodywork. When I hit my limit and had somebody take it over they were surprised I did what I did with no experience. I did know I should be able to do it.

Understanding what you are up against going in and not having unreal expectations is the key, know your limits.

If you always see just small projects and not let the big picture overwhelm you things will go smoother, just understand it may take longer, my car to 6-1/2 years.

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Good luck,


Alan
 
There's also nothing that says you have to do a super restoration either.

As long as there isn't some odd structural rust, like a swiss cheesed sub frame, one could concentrate on the mechanical aspects of making the car reliable and safe, and either ignore the asthetic issues, or work on them slowly over the years.

Jeff
 
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