A Ford replaces Lady Penelope’s pink Rolls


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Drivable FAB1 was built on a Ford, not a Rolls

Yesterday, our Video of the Day featured Lady Penelope’s FAB1, a weapon-equipped pink Rolls-Royce from the Thunderbirds, a British television series in the mid-1960s.

Today, we share an update on the car, this time featuring James May of Top Gear as he tools around in a drivable version of the car built for a movie version of the Thunderbirds.

Oh, and this time, instead of a Rolls-Royce, FAB1 is a Ford.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.





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