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THE GREEN HORNET ORIGINAL BLACK BEAUTY (HERO)

Updated: May 01, 2024

Original screen used "Black Beauty" hero car from The Green Hornet. ( Sony, 2011 ) Based on a 1965 Chrysler Imperial, Dennis McCarthy of Vehicle Effects in California built this hero car used for "beauty" exterior shots and interior close-ups. Britt Reid's technologically advanced car is specially equipped with the following: "Butterfly" rear-hinged front doors ( all four doors open electronically via a hidden push button ); revolving rear license plate activated by a keychain remote ( "HERO CAR" California license plate present on one side; black plate with "Hornet" lettering on the other ); ( 12 ) prop Stinger missiles installed beneath the front and rear bumpers; pair of prop hood-mounted .30 caliber Browning machine guns ( wired and connected to a propane tank during filming to shoot flames to simulate gunfire ); grille-mounted flamethrower and ( 2 ) beanbag launchers; ( 2 ) shotguns mounted in the light bezels; green-tinted headlights; custom Green Hornet insignia steering wheel with fictitious aiming and firing controls; illuminating console labeled in Chinese characters ( for Kato ); 20-in. wheels with Green Hornet logo spinners; embossed Green Hornet trunk interior with elaborate Sony stereo system. The car features its original 413 V-8 engine mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission with its original interior and headliner. Odometer reads 71,421 miles, but is not currently functional. This hero car was featured on an episode of Jay Leno's Garage. Comes with a Sony Pictures California title and a signed letter of authenticity from builder Dennis McCarthy. In fine production used condition, this is one of only two hero cars remaining from the production.

Value: $200,000.


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