RARE TOYOTA CENTURY V12 LIMOUSINE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 676

RARE TOYOTA CENTURY V12 LIMOUSINE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 676 – Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum for JDM at the ADM, spots an early 90’s Rare Toyota Century V12 Limousine. Then off to a Shelby America event in Marina Del Rey.

The Toyota Century V12 (Japanese: トヨタ・センチュリー) is a large four-door limousine produced mainly for the Japanese market, serving as Toyota’s flagship car within Japan; whilst globally the unrelated Lexus LS series is Toyota’s flagship luxury model outside Japan.

Production of the Toyota Century V12 began in 1967 and the model received only minor changes until a redesign in 1997.

The Toyota Century V12 derived its name from the 100th birthday of Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries.

The Toyota Century V12 was available with only a V8 engine, the third Japanese built sedan post-war, at its introduction in 1967 until a major redesign in 1997, and is now only available with a Toyota Century V12 built V12, an engine unique to the Century.

Although the Toyota Century V12 Limousine is a premium, full size luxury sedan, it is not available at Japanese Lexus dealerships; it can only be purchased at specifically identified Toyota Store locations.

The logo used throughout is called the Hō-ō 鳳凰 or Fushichō from Asian mythology, representing the Imperial House of Japan.

The exterior styling of the Toyota Century V12 Limousine has, with some modifications, remained unchanged since its introduction, primarily due to its perceived social status as the “preferred vehicle denoting conservative success”.

Its appearance is iconic in Asian countries, usually painted black.

The closest Japanese competitor is the Nissan President, with a similar reputation, although during the 1960s and ’70s, the high market positioning was also shared with the Mitsubishi Debonair.

The Toyota Century V12 Limousine briefly saw other Japanese competitors introduce large sedans called the Isuzu Statesman de Ville and the Mazda Roadpacer (derived from General Motors-Australia products) which were short-lived.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE GEORGE BARRIS BATMOBILE? – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 675

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE GEORGE BARRIS BATMOBILE? – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 675 – Fireball mishmashes an episode today, resulting in something happening to the BATMOBILE & MUNSTER KOACH! WATCH BELOW!

The Batmobile is the fictional car driven by the superhero Batman in American comic books published by DC Comics.

The Batmobile made its first appearance in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939).

Housed in the Batcave, which the Batmobile accesses through a hidden entrance, the heavily armored, weaponized vehicle is used by Batman in his crime-fighting activities.

The look of the Batmobile has varied over time, but since its earliest appearances, the car has had a prominent bat motif, typically including distinctive wing-shaped tailfins.

Depictions of the vehicle have evolved along with the character, with each incarnation reflecting evolving car technologies. It has been portrayed as having many uses, such as vehicular hot pursuit, prisoner transportation, anti-tank warfare, riot control, and as a mobile crime lab.

In some depictions, the Batmobile is able to be driven unmanned or remotely operated. The car has appeared in every Batman iteration—from comic books and television to films and video games—and has since become part of pop culture.

The Munsters is an American sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters starring Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein’s monster-type head-of-the-household Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster, Al Lewis as Grandpa and Beverly Owen (later re-placed by Pat Priest) as their teenage niece, and Butch Patrick as son Eddie Munster.

The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver.

It ran concurrently with the similarly macabre themed The Addams Family and achieved higher figures in the Nielsen ratings.

The series originally aired on Thursday at 7:30 pm on CBS from September 24, 1964, to May 12, 1966; 70 episodes were produced.

George Barris (born George Salapatas; November 20, 1925 – November 5, 2015) was an American designer and builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile.

IS THIS SOUNDFLOAT THE BEST FLOATIE EVER? WE UNBOX IT! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 674

IS THIS SOUNDFLOAT THE BEST FLOATIE EVER? WE UNBOX IT! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 674 – After a Surf Contest at Malibu, Fireball and Kathie unbox the all-new Soundfloat. But is it the best they’ve ever seen? WATCH!

CORVAIR CAR SHOW WITH LEAVE IT TO BEAVER TONY DOW! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 673

CORVAIR SHOW WITH LEAVE IT TO BEAVER TONY DOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 673 – Fireball and Tony Dow (Leave it to Beaver) head to The Automobile Driving Museum for an all Corvair car Show.

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About The Chevrolet Corvair from WIKI…  A compact automobile manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet for model years 1960–1969 over two generations.

As the only American-designed, mass-produced passenger car to use a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, the Corvair model range included a two-door coupe, convertible, four-door sedan, and four-door station wagon body styles, as well as passenger van, commercial van, and pickup truck variants.

The Corvair competed with imported cars such as the original Volkswagen Beetle as well as the Ford Falcon, Plymouth Valiant, Studebaker Lark and the Rambler American.

The Corvair’s legacy was affected by controversy surrounding its handling, scrutinized in Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed, along with the then GM’s top management resorting to unethical measures to handle the issue…

…as well as a 1972 Texas A&M University safety commission report for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which found that the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control in extreme situations than its contemporaries.

The name “Corvair” is a portmanteau of Corvette and Bel Air.

The name was first applied in 1954 to a Corvette-based concept with a hardtop fastback-styled roof.

About TONY DOW Tony Lee Dow (born April 13, 1945) is an American film producer, director, sculptor, and television actor.

Dow is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963.

Dow played Wally Cleaver, the elder son of June (played by Barbara Billingsley) and Ward Cleaver (played by Hugh Beaumont) and the brother of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (played by Jerry Mathers).

CLASSIC VLOG! CAITLYN JENNER AUSTIN HEALEY BUG EYE SPRITE!

CAITLYN JENNER AUSTIN HEALEY BUG EYE SPRITE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 631 – Fireball and Kathie head with the team to The Rodeo Drive Concours, spot the Caitlyn Jenner Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite and have a convo!

From WIKI… The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car which was produced in the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1971.

The Sprite was announced to the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation on 20 May 1958, just before that year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

It was intended to be a low-cost model that “a chap could keep in his bike shed”, yet be the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven.

The Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, with production being undertaken at the MG factory at Abingdon.

It first went on sale at a price of £669, using a tuned version of the Austin A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible to keep costs down.

When the Mk. II Sprite was introduced in 1961 it was joined by a badge-engineered MG version, the Midget, reviving a model name used by MG from the late 1920s through to the mid 1950s.

Enthusiasts often refer to these later Sprites and Midgets collectively as “Spridgets.”

The MG-badged version of the car continued in production for several years after the Austin-Healey brand ceased to exist.

CREEPY ABANDONED MALIBU BEACH MANSION – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 672

WATCH! CREEPY ABANDONED MALIBU BEACH MANSION – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 672 – After a Top Secret Malibu Car Show, Fireball and Kathie head to Escondido Beach to spot a Creepy Abandoned Malibu Beach Mansion. Also featured is Paradise Cove.