• Apr 29, 2012
Say what you will about The Monkees, but the guys in the band had great taste in automobiles. Take the Monkeemobile, for example. Built off a 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible, the custom featured genuinely interesting bodywork and some wild engine bolt-ons. If you're a fan of 1960s pop and yearn to relive the genre's glory days, eBay Motors may have what you need. A recreation of the 1967 Monkeemobile has showed up for auction. This particular replica was built by Dakota County Customs using an four-speed GTO, just like the original.

Built for the band's 45th anniversary and the final Monkees tour last year, this Monkeemobile is faithful down to every last detail. Unfortunately, the trumpet exhaust poking out of the front fender wells and the massive gold-flake blower are for show only. Seems fitting.

If you like what you see, this machine is up for bid in Richfield, Minnesota with two days left on the auctions. So far, bidding as whipped up to $60,000 with the reserve not met. Head over to eBay Motors to have a look.


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      CarsInDepth.com
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the real made-by-Dean-Jeffries Monkeemobiles sold for about $300K at auction a couple of years ago and is in the collection of a guy in Michigan. George Barris "restored" this particular vehicle, so it's not as Jeffries made it, but it was used in the tv show. Pics here: http://www.carsindepth/com/?p=3942
      Jim Lowe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, the 67 GTO is one of my favorite cars. This thing, regardless of the iconic desgin, is hideous. I would much rather own the stock version.
      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this the same one just up for auction a few months back. I think it got to to $80K and I am not sure it sold or not.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      It sux. I'd rather have the original GTO restored that this abortion was created from.
        Big Squid
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        There are plenty of those around, and they are easy to recreate on an old Tempest. That's all the factory did anyway; took a Tempest, added some paint, a big motor, and a couple of badges, and there it is. They did not add fifty thousand dollars worth of pixie magic to make the owners more virile and make the car bulletproof, handle like a formula car, accelerate like a top fueler, or fly.
      shyguy151
      • 2 Years Ago
      Forget the BS that goes along with all this stuff. It is a cool car just like the 60's batmobile. Looks like fun.
      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way to ruin a perfectly good car . Whoever built this should be arrested and put in front of a firing squad . What a disgrace .
        Joey Mcfreely
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
        Troll alert. The parents basement must be angering him today.
          KAG
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Joey Mcfreely
          Troll indeed, one of ten Hollywood cars we all want
          Jonathan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Joey Mcfreely
          You are an idot . I own 7 cars and 6 of them cost over $100,000.00 so I know what I'm talking about and not a troll . So how many cars do you have loser ? How much do they cost ? Oh wait you drive a bicycle so shut up .
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
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        T Rock
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan
        So you think anyone with an imagination and creativity should be arrested and shot? The desire to customize your own ride is a disgrace? I agree that not all customizing jobs are pleasing to everyone's eyes but thats what freedom of choice is all about. Obviously you just don't get it. Ignorance is bliss.
      stclair5211
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should be obama's presidential car. Both are complete jokes.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
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      ZOZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow; this seems so unreal. If i was a millionaire i would not lose it :o)
      Rhonda
      • 2 Years Ago
      All original 67 GTO 4-speed would probably fetch that price without the history.
      belldn3
      • 2 Years Ago
      SWEEEEEEEET! Wish I could get it.
        mandy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @belldn3
        What are you going to do tow it behind a real car ? The engine is fake.
          TonyB
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mandy
          The engine is real. The blower is fake. It is clearly listed as having an 8 cylinder engine.
      mandy
      • 2 Years Ago
      It has a fake engine for cryuing out loud.
        TonyB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mandy
        No, it says the blower is just for show. It does have a real engine.
      • 2 Years Ago
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