My wife was watching the show Mannix the other night, and there were two 69 Chargers shown in the first 15 minutes of the show. She recorded the episode to show it to me,the first one was a red 69 Charger with a black vynal top. The guy drives up to the entrance of a business, and speaks with the Security Guard and then drives away. The car gets some decent screen time, and a good rear end shot of it driving away. Then Mannix is trying to follow a van out of an airport parking lot, when a bronze 69 Charger R / T SE, with a white vynal top and stripe blocks him from persueing the van. There are always cool cars on that show, and most of them are Mopars. The first season he drove a customized Olds Toronado convertible, then he drove 68 and 69 Dart convertibles that were customized by George Barris. For the 70-71 seasons he drove Cuda convertibles, some of which were modified to look like the 72 Cuda for the 72 season. He had a 72 Rallye Challenger with a sunroof for the end of the 72 season, and 73 season, and switched to a Camaro for the 74 season. There were always a lot of other Mopars, mostly cop cars,and bad guys driving Chrysler Imperials. Product placement was a big deal, and Chrysler took full advantage of it. The episode with the Chargers was season 2 episode 22. I am not good at posting pictures from films or television shows, perhaps if someone has time they can post the pictures. It is so cool seeing these cars when they were new,as well as all the other old school cars in the background. It brings me back to the time when I grew up.
So many cool cars on television,and the manufacturers were all in on supplying vehicles. Chrysler had Mannix ,Adam 12,the Beverly Hillbillies,the Brady Bunch and the Doris Day show,to name a few. Chevrolet had Bewitched,,Pontiac had I dream of Jeanie,Ford had The FBI,Andy Griffith,and Cannon. So many cool cars,on so many cool shows. The shows remind me about how life was back in the day. I was six years old in 1970. My parents had a new Charger R/T SE as our family car. It was a time that will never be duplicated. The manufacturers were serious about selling cars,and marketing and racing sold cars!
And are those Keystone's on the front& rear? For sure Keystone for the rear wheels (IMO) on your parents (assuming?) awesome Charger? (kind of look like road wheels/magnum 500 on the front?)
That was moms Charger,after she sold it to a friend of mine in 1982. He added the Keystones and aftermarket sport mirrors. The car is still in the area,a friend of mine saw it about 5 years ago when he was buying some parts off a guy a few towns away.