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1973 challenger history question

Old 12-26-2006, 01:52 PM
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I'm building a 1/24 scale model 1973 Dodge Challenger as the car driven by Mannix in the TV series. I have several exterior photos, showing the car as autumn bronze with a black vinyl top, but I've yet to find any interior pcitures. Can anyone out there help?
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:11 PM
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Actually, I believe the Mannix car was actually a 1971 Challenger with the (at the time) new 1972 grill and taillight panel. The 71 convertible was modified by Chrysler for the show.
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Hold on! Sorry about this, but some new information has come to light. The latest issue of Mopar Action Magazine (page 59, April 2007) has a photo and a small caption about a Mannix car that was on display at the Mopar Nat's.

This thing is a '72 Cuda Convertible. They converted a 71 Cuda Converible front and rear ends with 1972 trim since there was no droptops in 1972. I never saw the show, so I am not the expert on this, but if there was a Challenger on the show it was in later years.
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There is an entire web site devoted to the old Mannix TV show...just do a search. I seem to remember that the car was indead a Cuda, but it's been a while since I last saw the show. I also believe he had a Dodge Dart Convertible for awhile.
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Check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix

Season 1 - customized Oldsmobile Toronado (Oldsmobile never produced a convertible Toronado)
Seasons 23 - Dodge Dart GTS 383 convertible
Season 4 - 1970 Plymouth Cuda 340 convertible
Season 5 - 1971 Plymouth Cuda 440 convertible
Season 6 - 1973 Plymouth Cuda 340 convertible (actually a 1970 updated with 1973 grill and tail lights)
Season 7 - 1974 Dodge Challenger 360 Coupe
Season 8 - Chevrolet Camaro LT
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The above is accurate as I've seen over the years with the exception that the 68 GTS "customized" was a 340 car - though most thought it was a 383. It was recently discovered in 2000, restored and shown at the Carlisle show.

I'm also old enough I actually watched the show, then re-runs later. The Chally was Mannix's last mopar. He drove a Camaro in the one episode he did a cameo in on Diagnosis Murder as well.
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