Dobie Gillis Hot Rod -
On the sitcom THE
MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS/CBS/1959-63 teenager
Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman) and his friends
Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), Zelda Gilroy
(Sheila James) and millionaire Chatsworth
Osborne Junior (Steve Franken) had the chance of
hanging around the coolest hot rod on the
Renamed the XMSC-210 for the show, the
car featured Halibrand Indy magnesium rear
wheels, chromed fuel-dragster spoked front
wheels, half gull-wing doors, white pearl
Naugahyde seats and door panels. The engine
sported a fully chromed blown Oldsmobile engine
and a rear-chromed suspension.
The exterior was
painted with thirty coats of Swedish pearl white
lacquer with a diamond sparkle and accented with
candy tangerine panels on the rood and sides.
Expert customizer, George Barris created this
sleek, V-shaped TV hot rod from an existing 1930
model A Bonneville coupe originally built by Art
and Lloyd Christman. The car clocked at 196 mph.
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