(By Greg Rourke) – Recently Brian showed us a Trans Am stretch limo. Okay, I’ll see your T/A and raise you a 1979 Vette stretch. One with genuine Hollywood provenance.
In 1999 we had the flick Mystery Men. Didn’t see it? Neither did anyone else. It was about a group of superheros, in their own minds anyway, trying to defeat insane supervillain Casanova Frankenstein. The good guys included Invisible Boy, who was only invisible only when no one was looking. The Bowler, who threw a bowling ball. Blue Raja, who threw forks. The Spleen, who threw air biscuits. And William H. Macy as The Shoveller, who was just really really great at shoveling. Their weapons were supplied by a mad scientist who only made armaments that wouldn’t hurt anyone. They drove around Champion City in The Shovellers 1959 Rambler station wagon. That is, until they found a Herkimer Battle Jitney, the finest non-lethal fighting vehicle produced.
Casanova Frankenstein’s mode of transport was this 1979 Vette, with about 20 feet added to the middle to accommodate his henchmen the Disco Boys. Dig those full length side pipes. And the T tops for the rear seat passengers. The paint scheme reminiscent of the highly non-collectible 1978 Pace Car Vette. From what I could find it was last for sale in 2007 on evilBay, with a buy it now of 25 large.
Not sure I’d cough up that kinda cash for this piece of movie memorabilia. The Herkimer Battle Jitney on the other hand…