This ’72 Dodge Monaco had been sitting in a field in Spokane, Wahington for 20 years and was on a site listing cars to be used for demolition derbies. Steve Hinckley from Salt Lake City, Utah had been looking for a ’72 Monaco for years. He says the first new car he rode home from a dealership was in his dad’s ’72 Monaco station wagon. He had bought a ’72 but it wasn’t worth fixing and it was the wrong color. This car hit all bases.
Steve contacted the seller who wouldn’t budge on the price–$1400. Steve had a friend send him photos of the car. He said it “had all the stuff you need.” Steve paid full price and had the Dodge shipped home. The body was solid with some rust under the moldings, but the 360 drivetrain, with parts missing, was toast. Steve had owned a ’71 Demon with a 493 big-block that he sold to a friend who wanted to drop in a 426, so Steve kept the motor, now bumped up to a 496 and fitted with 440source heads, which he installed in the Monaco. A local guy redid the seats and SMS supplied the door panels. The Monaco rolls on 17″ Rallys from Year One.