Farrah Fawcett and the 1970 Chevrolet CorvetteEnlarge Photo
When we heard last night that TV icon Farrah Fawcett was failing, we thought it might be a sad day at TCC HQ. After all, our first memories of the Mustang II came on episodes of Charlie's Angels--and many years later, the Mustang II was one of the first cars in our driveway. Thirty years of acting, a Bionic husband and a burning bed later, Farrah Fawcett's death from cancer at 62 gives us all a little reminder of our own timestamps, and shows even beauty doesn't last forever.
Farrah's Corvette might--and here's where we need your help. Googling around, we found the "Weblog of Miss-Lou Motor Mafia," a fantastically named diary about classics. Miss-Lou found out last year that Farrah's onetime "Foxy 'Vette" had been on eBay in the early 2000s. Created by George Barris--yep, that Barris--the Foxy 'Vette wears green metallic paint, turbo fan mag wheels, and a fur interior fitted with a rotary phone, a black and white TV, and a CB radio. When it was listed on eBay it had 50,800 miles on the clock, and the hand lettering on the side was seemingly intact. Well maintained, the owner reported it needed some touch-ups.
We want to find this car. Help us track it down, and we'll find some way to reward you. Meanwhile, here's Farrah at her best.
Farrah FawcettEnlarge Photo