Tanna's '57 T-Bird
- Classic candy apple red T-Bird [Ford
Thunderbird] convertible seen cruising the
streets of Las Vegas on the detective drama
VEGA$/ABC/1978-81. Owned by private detective
Dan Tanna (Robert Urich), the flashy renovated
convertible was equipped with a mobile phone and
a .44 Magnum gun stored in the glove
compartment. Tanna parked his car inside a
spacious garage-like office located on the
grounds of the Desert Inn and Country Club. His
personalized license plate read: TANNA. There
were two Thunderbirds used on the show:
a "show" car for close ups and a "stunt" car
for street and chase scenes.
During a talk show interview, Robert Urich commented "That car got
more fan mail than I did!"
Reportedly, the cars used on the show were
painted aqua blue for the film remake of
Breathless (1980) with Richard Gere.
Corgi model car with Dan Tanna at the wheel
Dan Tanna and his '57 Thunderbird
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