Movies/Television: The Beverly Hillbillies Hot Rod
When the Hillbillies' Jethro wanted a new, more impressive car, George Barris was called to create a custom vehicle to fit his character. A 1921 Oldsmobile was used, but aesthetic and mechanical modifications were made including the addition of a 442 Oldsmobile V8 engine and Firestone Indy Super Sport tires fitted on Cragar rims.
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A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years