02 May Super Rare Canadian Drop Top: 1968 Dodge Monaco 500 Convertible
Creemore Valley Classics VIP Stories #40
The Monaco model for the Dodge brand started in 1965. At the time, this Chrysler “C Body” was the larger luxury model. The “Monaco 500” name plate was only available on a Canadian model.
Our car was built at Chrysler Plant #3 in Windsor, one of only 468 built. These convertibles were “batch built”, a one shift production, running all the cars through the line until they were all built. Chrysler discontinued the model at the end of 1970.
We bought the car in 2008 from Dave Little in Port Elgin. It has a 318 engine, considered a “family man’s cruiser”. The previous owner replaced the upholstery and boot, and the car was repainted in 1998. We have made a few modifications; otherwise, we just enjoy cursing in our Canadian convertible with the rag top down!
Owners:Robert Sheppard and Susan Hoffman
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