GOOD STUFF HERE GUYS! KEEP IT COMING. I STILL DO NOT SEE WHY THIS COULD NOT BE ONE OF THE MOVIE CARS. SURELY, THEY DID NOT ALL LOOK ALIKE (?) TELL ME IF YOU KNOW BETTER BECAUSE I AM OUT OF MY LEAGUE HERE WITH ALL OF YOU BLUESMOBILE EXPERTS. ALSO EVERYONE SEEMS TO HAVE A DIFFERENT # OF CARS THAT WERE MADE TO LOOK LIKE BLUESMOBILES. WERE THESE JUST OLD COP CARS OR WERE THEY CUSTOMIZED TO LOOK LIKE OLD COP CARS ?
The '70s Dodge Monaco in The Blues Brothers had a cop motor ... cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks, which made for a superb Bluesmobile. It handled itself through a mall in Illinois just fine. There were more cars wrecked on the set of this movie than any other - at least until the unwatchable Blues Brothers 2000 was made. But we'll forget that one and remember the good 'ol tire-spinnin', fender-bashing days with Jake and Elwood.
The Bluesmobile is a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan that was prominently featured in the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers. In the film, it is described as a used Mount Prospect police car that replaced a Cadillac, which Elwood Blues traded for a microphone. The Bluesmobile was equipped with the 440 Magnum squad car package that was offered by Dodge for the Monaco. Its license plate was an Illinois plate reading, BDR 529 , a tribute to the Black Diamond Riders of Toronto, Canada at 529 Jarvis Street. Dan Aykroyd, co-writer of the film, stated that he chose the 440 Dodge Monaco because he considered it to be the hottest car used by police during the 1970s.
In describing the car to his brother, Jake, Elwood said, It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. The Bluesmobile has the ability to perform seemingly impossible stunts, such as jumping over an open drawbridge, flipping backwards in midair and even flying for very brief periods of time.