The Bluesmobile – The former patrol car falls apart in Chicago

The Dodge Monaco sedan 1974 that was prominently featured in the 1980 Universal Pictures film The Blues Brothers. The film used 13 different cars to depict the Bluesmobile, all of which were former police cars purchased from the California Highway Patrol, and were mocked up to look like former Mount Prospect, Illinois patrol cars.

Chicago City Hall (called County Building) / Image source

Some were formatted for speed, and others in jumps or high-performance maneuvers, depending on the scene. One was designed simply to fall apart upon its arrival at the Cook County Building. A mechanic took several months to rig the car for that scene.

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