• 20th Century Fox commissioned two Black Beauties for The Green Hornet television show

  • Dean Jeffries chose the 1966 Chyrsler Imperial as a base vehicle, then threw a Mythbusters episode full of gadgets at it...

  • He had 30 days to get them both done. When the #2 car came back to him in 1993 in wretched condition, he spent two years restoring it

  • The sail panel was extended 14 inches to create a more limo-like profile from the side. Otherwise, only the door handles have been changed in the side profile

  • The rotating headlights revealed a green set for Kato's infra-green vision

  • The rocket launchers were actually just squib-filled tubes

  • To the left of the rockets, note the retractable rams that were deployed to hold the car upside down on the rotating table in The Green Hornet's garage

  • Non-lethal Green Hornet gas was blasted from here

  • The Imperial's actual roofline was untouched, only the sides extended. Note the cutouts for shooting bad guys behind

  • More rocket launchers in back, because who can get enough of those?

  • Another gun in back shot oil, grease or smoke

  • Follow the broom tracks, not tire tracks, to catch up with The Green Hornet

  • Keystone Alloys with Green Hornet center caps

  • Not exactly the most discreet superhero, The Green Hornet...

  • The green card that Kato would use with the infra-green lights for his special vision abilities

  • Dean Jeffries built the only two original Black Beauties in The Green Hornet TV show. Others, such as those built by George Barris, were replicas

  • A truly mobile phone...

  • This scanner in front, under the dash, occupies the Imperial's stock ashtray. Other folks did a lot of smoking in the sixties, The Green Hornet did a lot of scanning...

  • Behind the center armrest in the back seat...

  • is a drafting set and table...

  • in case The Green Hornet needed to design a bridge... or something...

  • The gadget panel built into a cabinet behind the front bench. Toggles, anyone?

  • Another scanner screen. Note the currency symbols, and the order of the numbers: eight comes before a backwards seven...

  • A second screen in the back seat. Like we said, The Green Hornet loved tracking things...

  • A regular Imperial back, passenger door reveals...

  • another panel of buttons to control the working gadgets

  • If the gadgets didn't cut it, there were always guns - two of them hid in compartments in the C-pillar...

  • and shot through slots beside the back glass...



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
    Share This Photo X