Famous Car Friday

Many remember the Green Hornet TV Series for its Chrysler Imperial Crown known as Black Beauty. Black Beauty was loaded. She had retractable panels with explosive warheads, a knock-out gas nozzle in the center of the grille, a “scanner” able to launch through a panel in the trunk lid, and a gun where the fuel filler previously was. One of her most memorable features includes her green headlights. This car was customized for $13,000 by Dean Jefferies. Two Black Beauties were used for the show in 1966-’67 and both still exist today.  Many still enjoy Black Beauty 1 on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum.



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