FS: 1976 Dodge Royal Monaco (revised)

FOR SALE: 1976 Dodge Royal Monaco for $1,000: 182,265 miles, 4-door sedan, 6 passenger, 18.8 feet long, 360 cubic inches (5.9 liters) 8 cylinder engine,
power steering, power brakes, cruise, automatic transmission, all molding & badges, over $1,000 new parts/labors/receipts.
A grocery-getter, garaged daily from 5/1989 to 10/2004, then under tarp daily & started every 3 days for 6 minutes when not in use through 2006.
Differential's pinion nut's torque slightly out of adjustment; loosened in 2004, then set to 100 pounds (lbs.) (should be at least 210 lbs.), afterwards automobile driven 1,100 miles in 6 to 70 mile trips up to 65 miles per hour.
Front bumper cushions (five-mile-per-hour absorbers) rusting; spare front & rear included.
Air conditioner's front seal leaking; three replaced since 1989 for average life of four years.
RECENT NEW PARTS, MILEAGE ON THEM, RECEIPT IF AVAILABLE AND SOME PRICES:
1. High performance exhaust from engine to tail pipe except catalytic converter; 1,402 miles; receipt; $422.61.
2. All tie rod ends, strut bushings & stabilizer links; 640 miles; receipt; $422.98.
3. Regular undercoats. Chassis & floor boards are solid. Last undercoat 11/2003; 2,385 miles; receipt; $146.02. Doors' bottom, quarter panels' bottom & front bumper support bottom rusting. A 150 pound person can stand on bumpers; a Dodge collector said bumper support isn't critically rusted. Small areas of body rusting; needs body work & paint.
4. Radiator flushed & new 5-year antifreeze set to -70 degrees in September 2004; 1,177 miles; receipt.
5. Radiator; 8,653 miles; receipt; $271.46.
6. Front brakes; 2,986 miles.
7. Spark plugs; 6,285 miles; receipt.
8. Oil, filter and lube; 24 miles; receipt; $12.85.
9. Radiator cap; 1,394 miles.
10. All belts: 2 fan and 1 power steering; 1,348 miles; receipt.
11. Air filter; 1,692 miles.
12. Alternator upgraded for more amperage.
NEW PARTS IN BOX:
1. Rear brakes.
2. Fuel pump.
3. Water pump.
4. Two sets of windshield wiper transmission bushings.
5. Air filter.
6. Molding fasteners.
PARTS AND MILEAGE ON THEM:
1. Air conditioner evaporator; 42,565 miles; receipt.
2. Air conditioner hoses; 42,932 miles; receipt.
3. All radiator & heater hoses; 16,564 miles; receipt.
4. Transmission lines; 8,653 miles; receipt.
5. Neutral safety switch; 48,554 miles; receipt.
6. Front calibers; 45,273 miles; receipt.
7. Rear brake pistons; < 60,000.
8. Ignition coil; 16,412 miles; receipt.
9. Rear brake lines; 28,065 miles; receipt.
10. Ignition wires; 60,533 miles.
11. Battery; 10,425 miles; receipt.
12. Rotor and cap; 6,525 miles; receipt.
13. Voltage regulator; 754 miles; receipt.
14. Front rotors, bearings & seals; 45,344 miles; receipt.
15. Fluid fan drive/clutch; 6,479 miles; receipt.
16. Front u-joint; 33,577 miles; receipt.
17. Pitman arm; 19,565 miles; receipt.
18. PCV; 6,525 miles; receipt.
19. Four ball joints; 56,414 miles; receipt.
20. Steering gear seal; 5,751 miles; receipt.
21. Starter and solenoid; 50,679 miles; receipt.
22. Heater core; 77,175 miles; receipt.
23. Windshield washer pump; 7,435 miles; receipt.
24. All vacuum hoses; 6,525 miles; receipt.
25. Left brake hose; 42,273 miles; receipt.
26. Rear brakes; 26,629 miles. New brakes included.
27. Brakes' master cylinder; 49,585 miles; receipt.
28. Water pump; 105,349 miles; receipt. New water pump included.
29. Coolant controlled vacuum switch; 16,341 miles; receipt.
30. All shock absorbers; 40,475 miles; receipt.
31. Transmission filter & fluid; 39,994 miles; receipt.
32. Fuel vapor canister's filter; 16,381 miles; receipt.
33. Crankcase filter; 6,525 miles; receipt.
34. Fuel filter; 6,525 miles; receipt.
35. SPARE USED PARTS: carburetor, windshield wiper motor, windshield wiper transmission, door handles & locks, front & rear bumper cushions, alternator (upgraded for more amperage), choke coil & choke control unit, wheel rims and scissor jack.
Notes:
When in storage from 12/2005 to now, battery always started the automobile every three days.
Automobile is factory rated at 15 miles per gallon (MPG); now getting 15 MPG.
"Chrysler Body Service Manual" & "Chilton's Manual" included.
In 2001: extensive chassis undercoating, repair of rust holes in cowl, heater inlet resealed, cowl/firewall junction resealed, door handles removed for rust repair then reattached.
In 1986, top of engine & transmission rebuilt (90,000 miles ago; receipts).
Receipts: most parts/labors since 3/1986.
Microsoft & Lotus spreadsheets contain all repairs, their dates & mileage since 1995.
Chrysler Production Broadcast Sheet (papers) included.
Passed State of Ohio emission test 3/2000; no further test required because automobile is over 25 years old.
I purchased the Monaco 5/1989 @ 121,009 miles, drove 61,256 miles in 17.25 years (61,256/17.5 = 3,500 miles/year).
Phone Joe at (2 1 6) 2 6 7 - 0 6 3 9 (Cleveland, Ohio).
My e-mail address is new. If your reply bounces back, try again in a couple days.
Thank you,
Joe
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Sounds like you have spent alot of money trying to keep that Monaco out of the junkyard where it belongs
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People can love a car all they want, but it is always a shame to see them spend huge amounts of money on a vehicle that will never have a significant value. Happens all the time though.
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Most vehicles will "never have a significant value", so the money you spend is do-it-yourself maintenance for transportation. It doesn't seem like a lot of money when you have no car payments .... ;) Save a lot of cash on insurance, too.
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