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Mannix's Oldsmobile Custom ToronadoMannix Roaster - Customized 425 1966 front-wheel drive convertible Oldsmobile Toronado (License No. UQW-477) seen on the detective drama MANNIX/CBS/1967-75. Designed by George Barris (a.k.a. "King of the Kustomizers"), the Mannix Roadster complimented the action-filled lifestyle of private detective Joe Mannix (Mike Connors) originally employed by Intertect, a sophisticated computer-oriented detective agency.

Driven during the 1967-68 season, the silver and dark gray roadster featured a black leather tonneau cover over the back seats, a hidden gun compartment, radio-telephone, short-wave transceiver, and a tape recorder.

The exterior sported extended fenders, chrome mini-bumpers, custom chrome grill surround, custom oval Cibie headlights, fiberglass hood with a pair of wind-splitter ridges, full width custom rear end tail light, rear spoiler, side pipes and two-tone paint job (platinum Star pearl metallic silver blue paint with black Star pearl on the lower quarter panels).

From 1968 to 1972, Joe Mannix drove a number of dark green Plymouth cars including a 1968 Dodge Dart (383 engine); a dark green 1969 Dodge Dart - (340 engine); a dark green 1969 Dodge Dart GTS convertible (340 V8 Engine); a dark green 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible( 340 Engine, 4-barrel carburetor); a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible (440 Engine, 4-barrel carburetor); a 1972 Plymouth Barracuda convertible (383 Engine, 4-barrel carburetor).

During the 1973-74 season, Mannix drove a bronze 1973 Dodge Challenger Hardtop (340 Engine, 4-barrel carburetor). In the last season (1974-75) Joe drove a 1974 dark blue Chevy Camaro Hardtop. See also - "Mannix Convertibles"


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