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Dave Arnold's 77 Monaco

This original California Highway Patrol 1977 Dodge Monaco is currently being restored back to its origins as a CHP unit.

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007. Dismantling the interior

Taken: October 06, 2004
Uploaded: October 12, 2004
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Captured with:
Canon EOS Digital Rebel


  • 10 years 11 months ago

    When CHP sold this unit, apparently they painted the car maroon. Back then, they would pay for a cheap paint job and used various colors. My 74 had been painted gold but the white roof was left.

    The previous owner (whom I bought it from) had sanded off most of the maroon paint off the exterior, allowing the original black and white to show through. He also had the white roof re-painted but didn't get the entire car finished with paint.

    I'm not sure at this moment if CHP would pay to have the door jams painted or if maybe the second owner had painted them. I'd have to look at pre-restoration photos of my 74 and see what color the jams were when I got it.

  • Tony (Private)
    10 years 11 months ago
    Is it normal for black and white cars to have been another color. I see kind of a maroon color in the door jams. May someone tryed to paint over the blace and white?