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« on: March 14, 2008, 03:59:48 AM »

I've heard over the years that they used a Daytona in the short lived television series " The Immortal ". After reading that the Sci Fi Channel
aired the show in recent years I was able to track down a copy of the whole season. This is the only shot of the car out of all of the episodes.

It's hard to see, but there's racing stickers all over the front fender. I wonder if this is the Big Willie car?

In the September 2002 edition of Mopar Collector's Guide Randy Holden said he talked to car customizer Dean Jeffries who worked on the car.
Holden said he would talk about it in an upcoming issue, but the article hasn't materialized yet...


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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 08:09:43 AM »

could be looks close ?
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 08:59:47 AM »

I remember watching the Immortal when I was a kid. It was only on one season. There is no DVD available at Amazon. If you google and scroll down far enough, you can find "bootleg" copies of the series. Probably illegal, most likely not respecting copyrights.

I seriously wonder if the new " TV Guide " series of DVD's will eventually put the show on DVD. They just put "Banacheck" on DVD and it is great to see him pick-up all the women he does, and he drives his '42 Packard Darrin quite often. Banacheck was only a 2 season series.

A while ago I sent Doug a copy of a black and white studio publicity photo of Christopher George in front of a Daytona. There are no copyright logos on the picture. It says "Christopher George 1970" on the back. Over the years, I've seen a number of the studio publicity photos of Christopher George in front a Daytona. Some of the pictures are more detailed than others. The one I sent to Doug shows a Daytona with a Hemi logo on the passenger door, a chromed front grill, hubcaps (15" wheels?), a dark color interior, chrome wheelhousing trim, radio ariel, a white wing, and it looks like a darker color exterior paint. The other studio publicity photos I've seen of the car show a similar car.

I like the color picture in the post, it is a different car than the stills.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 05:04:44 PM »

http://www.tv.com/the-immortal-1970/show/10200/summary.html?q=&tag=search_results;title;2
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 02:59:14 AM »

This picture's on ebay.


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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 09:50:53 AM »

That is the Daytona I bought from Big Willie
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 10:20:02 AM »

 wow cool , any updates on it's restoration by the new owner ?
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 03:32:59 PM »

Was looking for a DVD of the Immortal on ebay, and found this instead:


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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 04:13:59 PM »

Is that a chrome grille?
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 04:22:47 PM »

The frame is chrome; looks like the grille might be, too!
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 04:23:26 PM »

Is that a chrome grille?

Chrome grille.. Yeap... But, I like what's on the door and those 15" wheel covers........... Can you say "HEMI"?   2thumbs
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 04:30:07 PM »

Can you say "HEMI"?   2thumbs

You know what that means, "HEMI"?  Sure, I knew you would! yesnod

So, who owns this now?  Obviously, it was originally a So-Cal car...
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 07:19:45 PM »

Maybe that was his personal car.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2011, 07:44:12 PM »

There are also some good pictures showing Christopher George and the drivers side of the Daytona that show up from time to time on the bay. I've always been curious over the years if somehow Christopher George had a Daytona, the names got mixed up and the longstanding rumour that Robert Goulet had a Daytona (but it doesn't seem he did), were really Christopher George having a Daytona.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2011, 10:08:02 PM »

Along with the other clues as it be a Hemi as seen by wheel covers and door badges .I have seen other cars with chrome grilles.Maybe a exhibition car.It might have dark interior ? Black green.And seen in a old newslettter where a Hemi daytona George Barris was working on  and somehow got away.Will see if I can find that newsletter.I found the old post



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I even dug up a 1975 newsletter thought you mightfind some of this stuff interesting from back in the day of 1975 .Where it mentions Robert Goulet had recieved a daytona.That was prepared by the Alexander brothers in Detroit michigan .And before it was delivered to him.The nose was leaded in.And special paint accented the car.Another celeb Mort Sahl Bob hope had one for promotional purposes.Raquel Welch wanted a daytona .But ended up with a Cuda convertible.Then a line down George Barris had a prototype daytona that was candy red.The car was destroyed on purpose.One while two of the mechanics were tuning a hemi daytona.The car somehow dragged them across the prep garage and out the wall.And all daytonas and superbirds were wrecked on the new car prep line when they came in.Chrysler replaced most of the noses with new ones.No bondo was allowed.The problem was the cars were to long on the conveyor line.At the end of the line when they got to the end.The conveyor would disconnect.And the car would stop and the next car would rear end the first.As reported by a chrysler quality control manager
 
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011, 10:23:51 PM »

CA shows 38 Daytona on shiplist total incl 426-440.Will check how many 426-s and if known club car interior colors white wing.To narrow it down



355130   28   ca      Padre Dodge San Diego, Ca   8/21/1969                                   The Immortal" (16 episodes )
Pilot (30 September 1969) - Ben Richards   
Sylvia (24 September 1970) - Ben Richards   
White Elephants Don't Grow on Trees (1 October 1970) - Ben Richards   
Reflections on a Lost Tomorrow (8 October 1970) - Ben Richards   
The Legacy (15 October 1970) - Ben Richards   
The Rainbow Butcher (22 October 1970) - Ben Richards   
Man on a Punched Card (29 October 1970) - Ben Richards   
White Horse, Steel Horse (5 November 1970) - Ben Richards   
The Queen's Gambit (12 November 1970) - Ben Richards   
By Gift of Chance (19 November 1970) - Ben Richards   
Dead Man, Dead Man (3 December 1970) - Ben Richards   
Paradise Bay (10 December 1970) - Ben Richards   
The Return (17 December 1970) - Ben Richards   
To the Gods Alone (31 December 1970) - Ben Richards   
Sanctuary (7 January 1971) - Ben Richards   
My Brother's Keeper (14 January 1971) - Ben Richards
355148   272   ca      Studio Dodge N Hollywood, Ca   8/28/1969
355154   56   ca      City Dodge Oakland, Ca   8/24/1969
355156   327   ca      Anahiem Dodge Anahiem, Ca   8/29/1969
356132   269   ca      Hillsdade dodge, San Mateo, Ca   8/28/1969
356525   386   ca   hemi   Earl Ike Dodge Inglewood, Ca   9/3/1969
356531   212   ca      Covina Dodge Covina, Ca   8/27/1969
358397   363   ca   hemi   Earl Ike Dodge Inglewood, Ca   8/30/1969
358402   54   ca      Dodge Reg Ofc San Mateo, Ca   8/24/1969
379738   330   ca      ABC Automotive San Francisco, Ca   8/29/1969
379749   179   ca      Crenshaw Dodge Los Angeles, Ca   8/26/1969
381538   216   ca   hemi   Atlantic Dodge E Los Angeles, Ca   8/27/1969
381539   29   ca      Diener Motors Roseville, Ca   8/21/1969
381540   336   ca      East Bay Dodge Oakland, Ca   8/29/1969
381548   337   ca      Del Rio Dodge, Torrance, Ca   8/29/1969
383267   222   ca      Jere Smith Dodge Sunnyvale, Ca   8/27/1969
386543   340   ca      Stanley Dodge National City, Ca   8/29/1969
386550   415   ca      Mayflower Motors Inc Huntington Beach, Ca   9/3/1969
386551   413   ca   hemi   Gene O'hara Inc Santa Ana, Ca   9/3/1969
386552   373   ca      Sandy Crocket Fresno, Ca   8/30/1969
386568   365   ca      Atlantic Dodge E Los Angeles, Ca   8/30/1969
388185   425   ca      Carl Burger Inc    
398856   460   ca        
400578   345   ca      Stan Motors Fairfield, Ca   8/29/1969
400579   234   ca      Swift Dodge Sacremento, Ca   8/27/1969
400597   7   ca      Beard Motors Santa Barbara, Ca   8/16/1969
402974   86   ca   hemi   Hollywood Dodge Los Angelas, Ca   8/24/1969
403675   480   ca        
405185   243   ca      Valley Dodge Van Nuys, Ca   8/27/1969
405186   353   ca   hemi   Glenn E Thomas Long Beach, Ca   8/29/1969
409039   145   ca      Downey Dodge Downey, Ca   8/25/1969
409048   390   ca        
409076   148   ca   hemi   Vern Holmes N Long Beach, Ca   8/25/1969
410759   196   ca      Jack Nelson Dodge Stockton, Ca   8/26/1969
410760   197   ca      Denis Dodge Turlock, Ca   8/26/1969
410761   21   ca      Marin Dodge San Rafeal, Ca   8/20/1969
410767   246   ca      Crenshaw Dodge Los Angeles, Ca   8/27/1969
    

410768   198   ca      Crenshaw Dodge Los Angeles, Ca   8/26/1969
410769   358   ca      Crenshaw Dodge Los Angeles, Ca   8/29/1969
410770   104   ca      Visalia Dodge Visalia, Ca   8/24/1969
410771   105   ca   hemi   Delta Garage Brentwood, Ca   8/24/1969
410777   359   ca      Sierra Dodge Chico, Ca   8/29/1969
410788   361   ca      Jere Smith Inc Sunnyvale, Cal   8/29/1969
410796   149   ca      Brookhurst Dodge Garden Grove, Ca   8/25/1969
417456   312   ca      Padre Dodge San Diego, Ca   8/29/1969
 

 
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2011, 11:16:35 PM »

Watched a few on you tube seen the blue AMX and Shelby .Stiill watching out for the daytona
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=christopher+george+the+immortal&aq=3
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2011, 12:04:28 AM »

Tryed to find the press publicty shot in the paper when show premired
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http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=G2ktAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9YkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2145,2742475&dq=christopher+george+the+immortal&hl=en
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2011, 08:59:53 PM »

Cool promo but no car
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2011, 09:32:28 PM »

Note the sheen of the paint on the Daytona, about what you'd expect coming out of Creative.

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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2011, 09:04:58 AM »

The pilot for the series debuted on television 9/30/1969 as a 'movie of the week'.  I don't know how long it takes to film and edit a made for TV movie, but I would guess that this air date means no Daytona in the pilot, unless it was a pre-production car.  What would you bet that the Daytona was brought in strictly for the publicity shots, and not used in the pilot or the series?  (and this was 1969-1970, why aren't the publicity shots in color?)
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2011, 10:16:01 AM »

Still searching
Even if the DVD doesnt have that publicity shot car .Still may track down and get the set with pilot movie and all the episodes.This and Adam 12 was the shows .I recall seeing a actual 69 daytona in.Something to add to the collection
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/the-immortal-series-christopher-george-generic-4

http://www.archive.org/details/ABC1970
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2011, 12:01:29 PM »

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did you buy the big willie daytona from Don? last time i saw it , it was in Don's garage here in jersey
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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2011, 02:39:23 PM »

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did you buy the big willie daytona from Don? last time i saw it , it was in Don's garage here in jersey

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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2011, 02:58:08 PM »

Did Cuda Corey ever have the daytona in MN .Or was he just brokering a sale

I recently came into possesion of big willies daytona, it is untouched and remains in the same shape it was in when last sold. I'm putting the feelers out there to see if there is anyone interested in the car, it does in fact have the numbers matching motor and transmission, it is not as bad as it looks as far as rust I've seen way worse off cars but I'm not sure if that really matters unless your going to restore the car but then it looses all its patina. any questions please feel free to call 763-245-0134, not sure what its worth or what to sell it for i have picture of the car but it looks the same as it did 4 years ago
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Hi everyone, I'm the one that posted the big willie Daytona, I just want to set the record straight so there is no speculation but i have known don for a few years and have done a few restorations for him, he contacted me on a couple of cars he would like to sell and I told him I would see what i can do, he did not mention selling the big willie car at first it was a couple of other cars then at the last second he changed his mind on one of the cars and decided to sell the big willie coming to the conclusion that he did not have the time to have it restored, I have talked to him many times over the years trying to urge him to restore it but the big question was always how to do it , he kicked the idea around about doing it up like the king or queen daytona, I'm not sure myself the hard part about restoring a car like this is once its restored it will never be like it is now and it looses its history other than what it will be remembered as in old pictures of it.

I'm not a car broker, I'm your average mopar guy but i do sell cars here and there, I own a collision and restoration shop in a small town called Ogilvie about 1 1/2 hours north of minn/st.paul , i mostly do mopar restorations but do the occasional ford or Chevy, i have quite a few mopars myself plus about 150 parts cars. When the opportunity came up to buy these cars i got ahold of a investor buddy of mine and he bought the cars, hes not a car guy but he understands good investments when they come along and i did not want to see the car end up flipping around, I would really like some feedback on what should be done with the car , restore it or not and if it gets restored what condition or paint scheme it should go back to, i could not find many pictures of this car back in its glory days other that the on on the cover of mopar collectors guide in 91, i would really like the opportunity to restore the car if it is gonna happen or id like to see it in a serious collectors hands or museum.

 The car retains allot of history, as soon as i got it back i sat in the car and looked around, the first thing i noticed is there is a small picture glued to the rear view mirror of some of big willies family , there is still some change in the ashtray of the car from the year 72 73, some pens, and some of those grocery store stamp like coupons in the glove box, they must of used it as a grocery getter sometimes. kinda corny but cool. if anyone has any question please feel free to get ahold of me.

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