1967 Dodge Monaco 500 Convertible V8 318 Very Rare Low Production Only in Canada
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Monaco
- Type: 2dr convertible
- Trim: 500 2dr convertible soft top
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 98,000
- Color: white
- Engine size: 318
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: automatic
- Interior color: red
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Dodge Monaco 500 2dr convertible soft top
1967 Dodge Monaco 500 Convertible V8 318 Very Rare Low Production Only made in Canada
Factory chrome mag wheels, wide whites, ps, pb, automatic trans
Just in time for Summer Cruising. A 1967 Dodge Monaco 500 Convertible!
Never seen a Monaco Convertible?
Never seen a Monaco 500 Convertible?
Thatâ€™s because they were never produced â€¦ The production numbers are Zeroâ€¦ in the U.S.A.
Yet this is a factory Monaco 500 convertible however â€“ produced only in Canada.
There are no production numbers available for the Canadian Monaco 500 converts â€“ but we believe there were less than 500 of these babies made. So if you want a very low productio, rare car that no one else has at your local car showsâ€¦ this is it.
Dodge built the 1st Monacoâ€™s in 1965. They were all 2dr hard top coupes onlyâ€¦ no convertibles.
Regular Monacoâ€™s were built from 1965 to 1978â€¦ but zero convertibles were made all of those years.
Monaco 500â€™s however were only built for 3 years in the USâ€¦ 1966-1968. But once again, they were all hardtop coupes â€“ zero convertibles.
Dodge did make the lower model Polara in convertible in these yearsâ€¦ but no top-of-the-line Monaco coverts were made â€“ everâ€¦ in the U.S.A
Even the 2dr HT Monaco 500â€™s are considered rare today as they were low-production.
In 1966, only 10,840 Monaco 500â€™s were made â€“ all 2dr hardtop coupes
In 1967, only 5,237 Monaco 500â€™s were made â€“ all 2dr hardtop coupes
And in 1968, only 4,568 Monaco 500â€™s were made â€“ also all 2dr hardtop coupes
So of the 3 years Monaco 500â€™s were buil, there were no Monaco 500 convertibles madeâ€¦ everâ€¦ except in Canada.
And that is what you are looking at today.
This is a true actual factory, stoc, 1967 Monaco 500 Convertibleâ€¦ built only in Canada.
I am still trying to research to find out how many were made â€“ but here are a few numbers we do knowâ€¦
In the US â€“ We do know how many lower model Polara 500â€™s were produced.
1967 Polara Hardtops and convertibles combined = 5606 total were produced. I doubt it was a 50/50 splitâ€¦ but even if it was, that would mean there were only 2500+/- 1967 Polara 500 converts made â€“ the lower model.
(Zero â€“ Monaco convertsâ€¦ &Zero - Monaco 500 converts)
In Canad, we do know Dodge produced Monaco 500â€™s from 1965 to 1970.
In Canada, we do know that Dodge built Monaco 500 convertibles from 1966-68 (69-70 converts = ?)
In Canada, we do know how many 1968 Monaco 500 converts were made = only 468.
So we are assuming that in 196, the number of Monaco 500 convertibles made was probably around the sameâ€¦
Hence our claim above that we think there were probably less than 500 of these built.
How many are still around is a whole other question?â€¦
And how many are still around in this kind of condition is anyoneâ€™s guess?
We also know that in Canada, the Monaco 500â€™s came with 2 engine optionsâ€¦ V8 318 or Slant-6. This one has the factory 318 which makes its production number even smaller yet.
So if you want a very rare piece of Automobile History â€“ here is your chance.
I actually had no idea how rare the car was when I bought it. I just loved the long sleek lines and low wide profile.
And the tail-lights!!! That was it for me. I had to have it.
I have owned the car for almost 20 years now, and have never seen another one in that time.
I really have not done much to it. Just gave her a good tune up and away we went. I may have done the brakes at first â€“ but I donâ€™t recall. I remember I had to do a little electrical wiring under her dash to get her heater/blower working, but thatâ€™s about it. Sheâ€™s just been my Summer cruiser on weekends.
She was in nice enough shape to qualify for â€œcollector platesâ€ which restrict you to just driving for pleasure use â€“ so thatâ€™s what I have done.
She runs smooth and quiet, very faithful â€“ no problems, Just recently had the transmission serviced with new fluid â€“ and they said all looks good. 98000 original miles.
Keep in mind â€“ she is not restored â€“ just in really nice original condition. Sheâ€™s just been a â€œsummer weekend driverâ€, and thatâ€™s all I wanted.
She needs new paint and 1 small dent repaired (see photo) and some rust bubbles are forming on the back fendersâ€¦ but she looks good from 10 feet away and thatâ€™s all I need. She sure turns heads.
So if you want a nice drop top cruiser, ready to go â€“ this is the one.
Or if you are a serious restoration guy â€“ and want to bring her back to show room condition, what better option to find a car so rare that it is sure to keep its value due to the low productio, unique â€œnone-in-all the USAâ€ feature.
I donâ€™t know her history except that she came from the west coast. She was a trade-in at a used car dealer when I found her. Since then she has been kept under cover and driven mostly in the warm Summer months in our small lake resort town.
The climate is very dry and â€œsouthern California-likeâ€ here in the Spring to Fall months. And she has remain garaged and undercover each winter since.
So some lucky guy is going to take this old girl home â€¦ and I will be the one with theâ€¦ â€œI used to ownâ€¦ storyâ€
I wish I didnâ€™t have to sell he, but my wife says something has to go.
Good luck bidding. Serious bids only please.
Note - The car is in Kelowna BC Canada... only about75 milesfrom the US border, about 5 hoursaboveSpokane WA... or 5.5 hours from Seattle.