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Dodge Monaco 440 Custom Sedan specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 2023 kg (4460 lbs)
Dimensions 5.60 m (221 in) long, 2.01 m (79 in) wide, 1.39 m (55 in) high
Wheelbase 3.10 m (122 in)
Introduced 1974
Origin country United States
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Performance

0 - 100 kph10.3 s
0 - 60 mph9.7 s
Top speed202 kph (126 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Chrysler 440 Magnum
Displacement 7.2 l (440 ci / 7210 cc)
Power 223 ps (220 bhp / 164 kw) @ 4000 rpm
Torque 468 Nm (345 lb-ft) @ 3200 rpm
Power / liter 31 ps (31 hp)
Power / weight 110 ps (109 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 231 Nm (171 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Chrysler TorqueFlite 3 Speed Automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Just Mike  3y ago

If went to college, parents would buy me a car. Chose "74" ex-C.H.P. Monaco! Just like "Blue's br's"! for$750.00 Dad asked me"you sure? You can get something else? For more $$$" Nope! Part of it was B/W paint job, part was the 440H.P. sticker on the dual snorkel air cleaner,part was it's lines, cuz I sketched it all the time. Went to SanFranciscoCityCollege fall 1978, their was this guy who had a "75" ex-C.H.P. Monaco! who also attended. We mean mugged each other for some weeks, chirpped tire's an such. Then came 1day, We're both waiting at the red, to get on So.bound 280 at Geneva, it was on like Donkey Kong! Let me put it this way, aknow the needle on my "Certified Speedometer" went way past the 140mph it went to! The freeway parted like the red sea. 2 B/W, Dodge Monaco's, 1000cfm Thermoquaded 440H.P. thumpin, barrellin yer way! Who won? It was Neck to neck, determined by , who would brake last. an that oppertunity came at N.B. 101 overpass, traffic stopped. Well adidnt lift off the gas till he did, which I had twist ground the gas pedal into the firewall. Man,then it was both feet on the brake pedal, pullin on the steering wheel, Whewww! Stopped in time with tail squirmin all over the road. After that, I was so pumped full of adrenaline. It was hard to talk to him, now a friend. I was taking Welding/Machine shop on campus, an Aviation at the ext. Hanger at S.F. airport. Miles per gallon? bout 4/5 cud'nt keep up w/gas bill. Soon traded the Monaco for a 69 Charger! That's one of my Monaco stories.


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Shaggy  9y ago

I would so drive this car! :)


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xs440  9y ago

I would like to add the 1960's version was tested at 147 (could be 148,149 mph) and with todays tires could have done 160 mph !!

440 Magnum,727 and 3.23 gearing,was a 4 door sedan (not the pillarless hardtop)

All old big power cars would spin more than a new car of today because they 1. had skiny tires 2. tracks were not as sticky as today 3.most tests were done on side streets,parking lots or dusty tracks.Hell some even in the rain..

I had a 68 Chrysler 300 2 door hardtop 440 tnt and it blew the doors off of a 1987 Buick Gran National Turbo car back then,I left my Brother in the weeds all the time from a roll,start (he always hooked better than me,but I know how to drive) He took his car in to 5 different dealers to check it out,but they said it was fine..he even tested several other new ones..Huh,he was always ticked off...I raced him against my 400 4bbl fury,and he beat me by 2 car lengths.He was still ticked as I wasn't far enough back,like the 5.0 Mustangs were of the day..


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xs440  9y ago

Times were off for recording 0-60,1/4 mile as the cars spun..more thannew performance cars...thus slowing times down..

This car would be 5.6 0-60 and 13.8 in the 1/4 with top speed passing 140 mph..Depending on axle ratio92.34,2.76,2.94 or the 3.23 (3.21 in some years),duel or single exhaust ect..

And high performance version of the 440 or not..Yes you could get both versions,even in 74 even up into 78..

They tested top speed differently back then..and didn't wait until the car actually reached top speed...

I had a 74 Monaco 400 4bbl,not the 440...it had the trailer tow package with 3.23 gears duel exhaust it ran 14.01 in the 1/4 mile spun the tires until the 60 foot mark..I buried the 120 mph speedo a few times back then..


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Shaggy  10y ago

@ Super8: Ooh, that I'd love to see, better yet, drive, better yet, a 440 6 Pack with 390 horsepower, or a 426 Hemi! ;)


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BR2'  10y ago

....Aint nothing sleeper bout a Ford Monaco-_- .............


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Super8  10y ago

1974 Monaco need 440 Magnum V8 with 375 Hp and A833 4 speed with 4.11 final to become ultimate sleeper sedan ;)


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Shaggy  10y ago

My Mom's first car she bought was a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan. She got into an accident, a younger woman in another car hit her and totaled the Monaco she didn't like the car, she says that it was too big and too thirsty. I think it's a cool car, myself.


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Shaggy  10y ago

Here's something cool to do, find one of these in a junkyard, restore it, stuff a Mopar 540 Crate Hemi under its hood, mate that to a Hurst transmission, and put the car on 20" 9 spoke wheels. Yeah dude! ;)


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Shaggy  10y ago

Automobile-Catalog.com has the horsepower at 230 and the top speed at 123MPH. This is like the coolest of all hoopties.


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NIN  11y ago

The REAL Bluesmobile was a Cadillac.
Elwood traded the Bluesmobile for a microphone....then he later bought the Dodge


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Super8  11y ago

This is the real "bluesmobile" 440 Magnum V8. When they driving this car in The Blues Brother the car reach it's Top Speed @ 125 mph