1977 Dodge Royal Monaco

440 Magnum police package. Originally a NJ State Police car. Purchased in Lawrenceville, NJ and driven back to Chicago for restoration in 1995

  • Deputy Sam (Private)
    9 years 6 months ago
    1977 Dodge Royal Monaco 440
    Greg,Can you help me out.I watch Blues Brothers and I noticed 4 kinds of police depts. 1)chicago police 2)il.state police 3)cook county sheriff at the blessed shroud orphanage and 4)is at the gig when all the state police start chasing them, there is another police dept in the chase and at big hill crash that follows,any idea ???? thanks again.
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    The other police cars were from the fictional town of Lake Wasapamani, where the Palace Hotel Ballroom was supposed to be. Most of them were solid white 73 Dodge Polaras with red Mars lightbars and simple door shields.
    Here's a link to a decent picture of one:
    http://www.bluesbrotherscentral.com/images/cars/cookcounty2.jpg

    Greg
    copcar dot com and
    Blue Brothers movie trivia geek.
  • Deputy Sam (Private)
    9 years 7 months ago
    Rebuilt CPD Mars Skybolt Combo lightbar
    Thanks Greg, on your skybolt does the white d/s can- light flash or is it like a takedown light?
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    It flashed. It was a temporary replacement when one of the blue lamps burned out. When we still had Mars lights in service years ago, it was not uncommon to see a clear or even a red brake light bulb used to replace one that burned out. The repair guys used whatever they had on hand in the repair truck.

    Greg
    CPD and
    copcar dot com
  • Deputy Sam (Private)
    9 years 7 months ago
    Rebuilt CPD Mars Skybolt Combo lightbar
    Can you throw a picture in of what the control panel looked liked.Was it a MARS brand siren/light combo or a single dash switch. thanks again............
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    The "control panel" was piece of radio delete plate made of black plastic with a white plunger (headlight) switch for the blue lights and toggle switches for hi-beams, horn/siren and trunk shotgun lock. The siren/PA box was a Mars Clarion or Federal Interceptor, whatever they had laying around when the car was prepped.

    Greg
    CPD and
    restorer of the 77 Dodge
  • chris bailiff (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    1977 Dodge Royal Monaco rear view
    Your site is great. Quality photography, big images in their plenty.
    One of a kind.

    Chris
  • Eric Saed (Private)
    10 years 11 months ago
    Rebuilt CPD Mars Skybolt Combo lightbar
    How did the CPD dispose of all of their Mars equipment? Is there a warehouse or parts yard where all this stuff is sitting? I'd love to get my hands on a Mars lightbar & siren.
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    They cut them up and threw them in the trash with exception of a few they kept to maintain some of the bars on the Squadrols

    Dave Arnold
    copcar.com
  • Mike (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
    Don't look now, but.....
    What you call a roof light on this police car?
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    It was called the Mars Skybolt Combo "Chicago" bar. They were used by the Chicago Police Department from 1972 until 1987 on patrol cars and until 1991 on trucks and paddy wagons

    Greg
    Copcar dot com,
    Chicago PD and restorer of the car in the picture
  • Monaco Man (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    Restored 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco in Daley Plaza
    Greg, I see that your '77 has the optional vent windows. Did a the CPD cars have them? All the photos I have seen with the CPD Monacos did not have them, but they had stainless steel drip guards above the windows.
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    My car was originally a New Jersey State Police car ordered with the more upscale interior and trim options than the base models used by CPD. Other than that, it's the same car as what we used back then. Drip guards don't fit on the cars with the vent windows.

    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • 12 years 1 month ago
    74 Bluesmobile replica and restored 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
    Great looking cars guys keep the faith .Check out our website at www.bluespatrol.com i think you get a kick out of the photo galleries & our bluesmobile. Pat440