Dave Arnold's Monaco Originals

Photographs taken during the restoration of an original CHP 1974 Dodge Monaco. This car was sold in July 2004 and will be on display in Germany. Photos by Dave Arnold. © All rights reserved.

  • bruce (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    Dave: This car brings back a lot of my childhood memories!!!!!! my brother joined the CHP in 1975 when i was six years old. the first CHP unit i rode in was a 1974 Monaco. i was enthralled with this car as it had a great impact on me. great restoration job in and out!!! i hated to see it go to germany though. great website!!!
  • 14 years 9 months ago
    Oh, the power of Photoshop. Hey, at least I'm not like the redneck on E Bay who uses a REAL American flag as a backdrop to lay his greasy parts on and take photos.
  • from out in left field (Private)
    14 years 9 months ago
    Gee, no offense meant to you either Mr. Anonymous but where the hell are you going to find a 3,000 sq ft American flag and then why would you go and park a car on it?

    There's needs to be a standardized nationwide aptitude test for these idiots with unsupervised computer access after school and before their parents come home from their minimum wage factory jobs.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    14 years 9 months ago
    No offense, but with the shadow where it is, it looks like the Monaco is driving on top of the flag.
  • Rick (Private)
    15 years ago
    What year is this Monaco? Is it a Ford?

    Oh brother.........
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    15 years 1 month ago
    about what year did the chp add the blue light to the rear deck on the slick-top cars?
  • martin (Private)
    15 years 1 month ago
    Coole wagen man! Zeer goed gerestaureerd zo op het oog te zien. Ooit hoop ik ook zoiets te kunnen kopen. Het liefst een dodge charger of mooie andere muscle car.
    Loosely translated means:

    "Cool car man! Very well restored this way. I hope be able buy also something like that. Kind of like the beautiful Dodge Charger or other muscle car."


  • 15 years 10 months ago
    I WANT ONE! I WANT TWELVE! do u know ANYWHERE that i can lay my hands on one in england (UK) pleeeeeeeeeeeeease?
    cheers. THIS KICKS ASS!
  • R. Warner (Private)
    16 years 2 months ago
    What a pristine example of a beautiful car. I am impressed with the efforts in photographs, although I would like to see some dead on side views with solid background. I've already swiped a few of these pics to use as wallpaper. Great job on the restoration. Any plans to photograph the interior?

    I'll try and do some straight shots. Pretty hard to find solid background, I usually photoshop the background myself for wallpaper. I'll do the interior when it gets done

  • slava (Private)
    16 years 6 months ago
    A BLACK & WHITE (1974) DO(d)G(e-sedan with ill. plates...)
  • Any Mouse (Private)
    16 years 9 months ago
    It was touch and go for a minute
    When a lasting impression needs to be made..........
  • 16 years 11 months ago
    Dave it's perfect. I envie You.
  • John Anderson (Private)
    16 years 11 months ago
    On the road
    Don't recall the year of this car but I spent a lot of time driving them for the CHP.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    16 years 11 months ago
    Thats a cool picture. A 1970s dodge police car pulling over a 1970s pontaic.
  • Alex Carter (Private)
    16 years 11 months ago
    Hello! My name is Alex Carter. I need to borrow your 1974 Dodge Monaco California Highway Patrol car that you've already been restoring.