My children need a modern car they can drive so this one is up for sale. My mechanic put a new radiator on it but says it needs a fan shroud to keep it cooler still. He has the engine running perfectly I think. He said the 727 transmission looks rebuilt which is what the previous owner said he did. The 400 engine was said to be a combination of economy and performance and was the next step up over the 383. It really moves around town with plenty of torque and horsepower. Better still is it can take parts from the old 383 High Performance engines such as one I saw on Craigslist recently or be swapped out for a 440. This has a two barrel carb but when you punch it all that gas goes down into the engine and it really takes off quickly. But best of all if you have the money is this engine can be made into a 512 engine! It had the thickest walls of any of those old Mopar engines which allows it to be made into one so these engines are sought after for those reasons. The car is said to be perfectly matched with the suspension to the weight and performance of the engine. It is made to take regular gas but also does seem to perform faster with premium if you want more performance out of it. Even now with regular in the tank I have to be careful not to put my foot down too hard or else it will spin the tires. It warms up quickly compared to the 1971 Chrysler 300 I had with a 440 4 barrel and is said to have about 25 less horsepower than a similarly equipped 440. so if you want more power and find an old engine with some good parts cheaply you will be able to make the car drive even faster than you need. As it is. I have had no problems whatsoever with getting enough performance out of it. and people look at this car wherever I go. usually at the back end of it. which surprisingly looks a lot like the front end from the right angle. The only thing you have to be aware of is keeping some gas in the carburetor bowl if you want a sudden burst of speed. otherwise if you use it all up and try to get some more power out of it you will wonder where it all went. Has hidden headlights and was the last of the fancier C body Monaco's. The next year the Monaco took on more of the plain Blue Brother's Cop Car incarnation with a cop engine. cop suspension or whatever it was they had in that movie. This is similar to a vintage Dodge Charger that had hidden headlights. my old 1971 Chrysler 300 that had them and other cool C body Mopars. There is a ton of leg room both front and back. and the passenger seat reclines all the way back so you can sleep in it if you have to. The actual mileage is in excess of it's mechanical limits so it is not what the odometer says. which only says less than 57. 00 miles. Has a cigar lighter out of a 1973 Dodge Charger that works and a very big ashtray it is hidden inside of. The gas tank has been replaced with a smaller one and the gauge is tied to an old 8 track player that isn't working right now. possibly connected to the radio in some way but not original. it is a Panasonic. Also has a different thermostat on the car than the original and some patch work on the bottom of the back window and lower portion of the trunk hood. The car measures in at 19 and 1/2 feet long with the rubber bumpers and has an amazingly smooth ride and a wide profile and appears to ride nice and high. Two tons of fun. I am just a private individual so this car is being sold "as is". Please ask any questions ahead of time all sales are final. Thank you. Also you are welcome to look at the car if you like before you bid if you can somehow get here before the auction closes. Good luck! Oh yeah. one last thing. this car was advertised that you practically won't find any other car with more room inside at any price for that year. 1973. and someone else said if the car was any longer it would have to be classified as a limousine. although I don't know if that is true.
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