YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, March 8, 2012
With the recent passing of Davy Jones I’d be remiss if I didn’t feature the Monkeemobile on YAK TV/Movie Car Day. The famous red convertible (with the oversized top) started life as a 1966 Pontiac GTO. California customizer Dean Jeffries actually built two cars — one for use on the show and another for promotional purposes. It is certainly one of the more memorable tv cars of all time (I still have an unbuilt scale model of it down in the basement somewhere). Jeffries also built the Black Beauty, which was the Green Hornet’s car on that series. You can read an interesting interview with Jeffries here, and his bio here.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know