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13 Nov 2015 09:27 #1767 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: What is YOUR Favorite TV or Movie Car?
That one just changed hands recently at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Fla. You missed it!



www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0115-204101/0...-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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13 Nov 2015 12:33 #1771 by Qball
Qball replied the topic: Re:RE: What is YOUR Favorite TV or Movie Car?

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



www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0115-204101/0...-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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-Mike

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13 Nov 2015 19:10 #1774 by z282nv
z282nv replied the topic: What is YOUR Favorite TV or Movie Car?
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.

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14 Nov 2015 15:14 - 14 Nov 2015 15:24 #1794 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: What is YOUR Favorite TV or Movie Car?
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.



Love the way the car flaps when it lands!
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14 Nov 2015 16:54 #1796 by Qball
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They must have topped blinding speeds of at least 40-45mph!!! And that launch...woah! My neck nearly snapped just watching!!!

-Mike

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18 Nov 2015 06:46 #1808 by Qball
Qball replied the topic: What is YOUR Favorite TV or Movie Car?
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.


-Mike
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