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  • #6570
    V8 Staff
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    I have several, but the Drag-U-La from the Munsters is at the top of the list! What’s yours?

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    #6592
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    Interesting. As soon as I saw the thread title, this popped into my mind.

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    #6596
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    Of course, the Bluesmobile is in the top 5, and while looking for a good pic of it, I stumbled across this great production shot of the hundreds of Chicago cop cars being destroyed under the “L” tracks while making the epic car chase at the end of the film. I’ve seen this image a million times, but this is the first time I noticed that the ’74 era Dodge Monacos used as police cars (and Bluesmobile) are in fact uni-body construction. I always knew Chrysler used a lot of unit-body construction, but I didn’t know the Monacos were not full-frame cars. Very interesting.

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    #6597
    V8 Staff
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    … which is probably why they folded up like this!

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    #6607
    Jon Shields
    Participant

    Grew up with this one…

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    #6728
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    While it wasn’t a hot rod by any stretch of the imagination, I like Jim Rockford’s Firebird.

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    #6734
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    That one just changed hands recently at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Fla. You missed it!

    https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0115-204101/0/1978-Pontiac-Firebird/Automatic/

    Just $40k! I did not know it was a blue car painted gold…

    HIGHLIGHTS

    – Used in the TV series Rockford Files and several made for TV movies
    – Documented with a letter of authenticity from Ray Claridge of Cinema Vehicle Services
    – Presented in as-filmed condition
    – 11,862 original miles
    – Factory Formula model that was modified to look like an Esprit to better suit Jim Rockford
    – Originally Glacier Blue but painted Gold for use in the Rockford Files
    – The hood was swapped and rear spoiler removed
    – 350 CI V-8, automatic transmission
    – Radial Tuned Suspension
    – Air conditioning
    – Power steering and brakes
    – Very recognizable Rockford Files Firebird
    – Formerly part of the Nelson Performance Car Museum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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    #6739
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    That one just changed hands recently at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Fla. You missed it!

    https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0115-204101/0/1978-Pontiac-Firebird/Automatic/

    Just $40k! I did not know it was a blue car painted gold…

    HIGHLIGHTS

    – Used in the TV series Rockford Files and several made for TV movies
    – Documented with a letter of authenticity from Ray Claridge of Cinema Vehicle Services
    – Presented in as-filmed condition
    – 11,862 original miles
    – Factory Formula model that was modified to look like an Esprit to better suit Jim Rockford
    – Originally Glacier Blue but painted Gold for use in the Rockford Files
    – The hood was swapped and rear spoiler removed
    – 350 CI V-8, automatic transmission
    – Radial Tuned Suspension
    – Air conditioning
    – Power steering and brakes
    – Very recognizable Rockford Files Firebird
    – Formerly part of the Nelson Performance Car Museum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Sigh… always the bridesmaid….

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    #6744
    Joseph Marconi
    Participant

    OK the movie was really gay, except for two things….

    Olivia Newton John in that black leather outfit…”she’s electrifyin”…and

    Craterface’s Hell’s Chariot.

    #6764
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    Does anyone know anything about this car? I’m guessing it was a home-brew convertible by the studio. It’s funny how cool Greased Lightning and this one were when I was a kid, and to see them now is a pretty solid letdown. But I dig the simplicity of this thing.

    EDIT… just watched the clip, it’s a real drop-top, and the “street” Greased Lightning is a pretty cool ride. The fantasy version is still kinda whacked.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsYC-hVEpQM%5B/youtube%5D

    Love the way the car flaps when it lands!

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    #6766
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    They must have topped blinding speeds of at least 40-45mph!!! And that launch…woah! My neck nearly snapped just watching!!!

    #6779
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    While not a car in the 4 wheel sense, I liked watching this when I was a kid. I think this show spawned a few truck driving careers. Having Judy Landers cast as ‘Stacks’ sure didn’t hurt the cause, either.

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    #8579
    Abigail
    Participant

    aston martin db5 in James Bond movie..

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    #8581
    Mike Clarke
    Member

    Always a favorite of mine…

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    #8917
    Steve Hayes
    Participant

    While it wasn’t a hot rod by any stretch of the imagination, I like Jim Rockford’s Firebird.

    I agree, this car just had a very classy look to it.

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