Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Hey Hey It's The Monkeemobile

The Monkeemobile Posted by Hello

"Custom car designer Dean Jeffries was hired to create the famous red Monkeemobile. General Motors furnished NBC with two 1966 Pontiac GTO convertibles, provided that the words 'Pontiac' or 'GTO' appeared on the finished vehicle. Jeffries used the stock wheelbase, but pushed back the rear seat, giving the car a stretched-out appearance. He tilted the windshield up and added an old-fashioned touring top. A big block engine was dropped in, making the car powerful enough to pop wheelies. The network, however, frowned on such a dangerous rod so the stock engine was put back. Jeffries built two cars in three weeks, one for the episodes and another for the custom car circuit."

Don Keefe, Editor of Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine writes a neat article on The History of the MonkeeMobile.

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