Photos The Original Black Beauty of The Green Hornet Autoblog Staff Aug 8, 2013 Share Subscribe Comments slide-257189 20th Century Fox commissioned two Black Beauties for The Green Hornet television show slide-257190 Dean Jeffries chose the 1966 Chyrsler Imperial as a base vehicle, then threw a Mythbusters episode full of gadgets at it... slide-257191 slide-257192 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 slide-257193 slide-257194 slide-257195 slide-257196 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 slide-257197 slide-257198 The rotating headlights revealed a green set for Kato's infra-green vision slide-257199 The rocket launchers were actually just squib-filled tubes slide-257200 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 slide-257201 Non-lethal Green Hornet gas was blasted from here slide-257202 slide-257203 slide-257204 The Imperial's actual roofline was untouched, only the sides extended. Note the cutouts for shooting bad guys behind slide-257205 slide-257206 slide-257207 More rocket launchers in back, because who can get enough of those? slide-257208 Another gun in back shot oil, grease or smoke slide-257209 Follow the broom tracks, not tire tracks, to catch up with The Green Hornet slide-257210 Keystone Alloys with Green Hornet center caps slide-257211 slide-257212 slide-257213 slide-257214 slide-257215 Not exactly the most discreet superhero, The Green Hornet... slide-257216 slide-257217 The green card that Kato would use with the infra-green lights for his special vision abilities slide-257218 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 slide-257219 slide-257220 A truly mobile phone... slide-257221 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... slide-257222 Behind the center armrest in the back seat... slide-257223 is a drafting set and table... slide-257224 in case The Green Hornet needed to design a bridge... or something... slide-257225 slide-257226 The gadget panel built into a cabinet behind the front bench. Toggles, anyone? slide-257227 Another scanner screen. Note the currency symbols, and the order of the numbers: eight comes before a backwards seven... slide-257228 A second screen in the back seat. Like we said, The Green Hornet loved tracking things... slide-257229 A regular Imperial back, passenger door reveals... slide-257230 another panel of buttons to control the working gadgets slide-257231 slide-257233 If the gadgets didn't cut it, there were always guns - two of them hid in compartments in the C-pillar... slide-257234 and shot through slots beside the back glass... slide-endcap More Photos 5 SUVs Americans Are Clamoring For Most Popular Cars By State Vehicles That Can Get You 200,000 Miles Cars That Depreciate Fast History's 10 Best Selling Cars Of All Time Best and Worst New-Car Values from Consumer Reports black beauty entertainment john cho movies petersen seth rogen the green hornet the petersen museum Create alerts for any tag above Subscribe facebook twitter google+ flipboard email reddit linkedin pinterest List Help us improve our comments.