Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Monkeemobile

The Monkeemobile is a modified Pontiac GTO that was designed and built by designer Dean Jeffries for The Monkees, a pop-rock band and television program. Two cars were built, one for the television program and the other as a promotional car. The TV car followed the Monkees on tour and was left in Australia in 1968. It later resurfaced in Puerto Rico as a hotel courtesy car. It was sold at government auction in 1992 for $5,000 when the hotel went out of business. It was last in the hands of a private collector in New Jersey.
The show car was purchased by George Barris. He displayed the car for promotions at many events across the US. In 2006 the car was restored. Barris sold the car through Barrett-Jackson in 2008 for $360k.