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4 Monkees Drive Away in 1967 GTO And Create TV History

Back in the TV days of yesteryear a 1967 GTO was called upon to transport a group of Monkees and be the spokes car for a wacky group known as The Monkees.
Still popular today, The band and the car have an almost cult like following.
The Monkeemobile is a modified Pontiac GTO that was designed and built by designer Dean Jeffries for The Monkees, a pop-rock band and television program. The car features a tilted forward split two-piece windshield, a touring car convertible top, modified rear quarter panels and front fenders, exaggerated tail lamps, set of four bucket seats and an extra third row bench where there was originally a trunk, a rear-mounted parachute and a GTO emblem on the front grille.[wiki]
Two cars were contracted, one for the television program and the other as a promotional car, for touring car shows around the United States. Both cars would be built in the span of four weeks. The first version originally featured a 6-71 supercharged engine, a solid mounted rear axle (no springs) and extra rear end weight. This was to enable the car to “pop wheelies.” Because the car had too much power and was difficult to drive, the original blower set up was removed and a dummy blower was fitted. The second car was used as a touring car for auto shows and promotional events. Before its transformation into the Monkeemobile, the second car was first seen on TV as Major Nelson’s GTO in “I Dream of Jeannie”. Both were used on The Monkees TV series, one during the first season and both throughout the second season.[wiki]
In related news: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 22, 2008,The iconic “Monkeemobile” incited a bidding frenzy and sold for $360,000
Looks like the buyer went”bananas” for the Monkeemobile


15 thoughts on “4 Monkees Drive Away in 1967 GTO And Create TV History”


  1. Watched their show every Saturday morning. Hey! Hey! We’re the Monkee’s. People say we Monkee around. But we’re to busy singing.To put anybody down.


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the color reminds my of Dads Road Runner

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Yeah I had one back in the days back in the 70s

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I had a ‘68 convertible. Neat cars.

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POS has a fireplace on the screen.

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I bought a 66 Corsa new, 140 hp, 4x1 carb set up, 4 on the floor ! Loved that car!!

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Loved those cars! I worked at a service station in those days! You would be surprized how many owners didnt know where the motor was or that it doesnt have antifreeze!

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