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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Joe Mannix returns
« on: September 13, 2021, 02:06:37 PM »
Lately I’ve been watching episodes of Mannix on cable, and it offers a late ‘60s/ early ‘70s LA automotive time capsule. 
Offered for your consideration are two vehicles. One is the original Mannix driver, a 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado that someone though would look cool as a convertible. IMO it doesn’t look right even though it was the work of George Barris.

Since Chrysler supplied the cars, the second car of interest was Mannix’s unusual ’67 (?) Dodge Dart GT convertible. Unusual considering that he could have driven a Barracuda convertible. It also serves as an example how subtle custom touches transform a car. The styling was handsome to begin with. Next, a small spoiler was integrated on the rear trunk edge. Add on driving lights, custom wheels, and a Highland Green-like color and Mannix has a car that’s noticed. I think Side-Oilers offered details about the car a while back.

The street scenes offer plenty of cars on view. I wonder if any Shelby’s showed up on the show. BWTM. One episode ended with Mannix driving off in a 1967 Lime Gold Mustang convertible.

Ultimately, no one could have imagined that 20 years later, Carroll Shelby would be hip deep in his bib overalls creating Chrysler performance vehicles. 

The Lounge / Carroll Shelby & A new Ferrari
« on: March 27, 2021, 12:13:57 AM »

Stumbled across this photo online. Carroll looks great and the bumper sticker says it all.

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