Hooniverse Weekend Edition – Marketing of a Black Beauty Replica

Welcome to the Sunday Edition of Hooniverse Weekends. The Green Hornet Movie hasn’t been generally released yet, but the “Black Beauty” will undoubtedly be the focal point of the film, and there will be many more of these “replicas” appearing over the course of the next couple of years. So, this is one very clever way of marketing this car…..

I saw this thing cruising around the Ebay “Other Makes” category. It is for sale from a dealer in Mamaroneck, New York, and without further delay, here is what he has to say about it.

Now is your chance to own The Black Beauty ( Replica). This car will be extremely popular now that the movie is coming out. This is an all steel build, with rockets,machine guns,smoke machine,police scanner,5 tv’s ,cameras, Navigation,custom leather interior,suede headliner, 525hp 440 cu motor,custom transmission,new suspension,disc brakes,lots of chrome and stainless,etc. For 300+ build photos go to www.myspace.com/aalimusines car also in numerous youtube videos from 2010 Culver City car show with George Barris. No money was spared on this build. Must be seen to be appreciated. Any questions please call.

In the Question and Answer area of the ad, Anthony (the seller) is looking for $100,000 for the Green Hornet Replica. He also has the Monkeemobile, and is offering that for $120,000! See the Ebay Listing here.

Is a Movie Replica really worth that amount of money, even before the movie is released? Tell me how you feel.

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  1. Mad_Hungarian Avatar

    That is definitely a gen-yoo-wine 1964-66 Imperial underneath, so I approve. I found an interesting article about the 29 (yes, twenty-nine) Imperials that were used in making the film: http://www.montrealgazette.com/cars/Green+Hornet+

    1. ChuckyShamrok Avatar

      Too bad I'd rather have a stock Imperial than "Black Beauty"

  2. tonyola Avatar

    That's a piss-poor replica. Look at the front end compared to the real Black Beauty. The proportions aren't even close. Don't waste your money on this thing.
    <img src="http://reviews.carreview.com/files/2008/12/black-beauty.jpg&quot; width=500>

  3. CptSevere Avatar

    OK, somebody had to say it, and it might as well be me. There's a car in that photo?

  4. Matt Avatar

    Waste of an Imperial. I'm not sure if I want to see the film, because I am a fan of the cars and they're responsible for the destruction of so many.

  5. tiberiusẅisë Avatar

    I'm not sure why she's there but Robin is my favorite.

    1. zsm Avatar

      The Green Hornet and Kato did appear in some Batman episodes if my memory is right and it's not some child-like awesome mash-up that never was, so I guess it makes sense. Actually no it's just another nice pair of legs to sell the overpriced car.