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Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

Sep 3, 13 • by Craig Fitzgerald • Car Lot Finds, Featured, Vintage Cars1 CommentRead More »

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I was out with the family yesterday and caught sight of this in a small-town garage in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. I snapped a quick photo before the sky opened up in an absolute deluge. It’s a 1974 Dodge Monaco, obviously decked out like the Bluesmobile from The Blues Brothers, but it wasn’t until my pal Jay Holdash chimed in that I realized what an accurate portrayal it was.

The awesomely named Bismo Beerbelly has a Flickr devoted to the car’s build. It started out with spraying the doors and roof white.

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I love how the decals and markings were all “reliced” as the guitar geeks like to say.

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The details also include an appropriate Illinois license plate (BDR 529).

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Even the pushbar looks right.

You can see the entire build at the owner’s Flickr.

 

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One Response to Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

  1. Hey, that’s my Forester parked right next to it! How did I miss that! (Kidding!)

    That is an amazing replica of the Bluesmobile! Kudos to the builder!