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My name is Tom McBurney I built cars on Miami Vice cars the number one car the prototype ended up being a stunt car and of Miami wise and the number one car. Was the hero it was the first car that I. Painted black the stunt car was originally painted dark Ferrari red my first car was a that I design completely was called scepter I built 14 of those cars I worked with many cars and I met a guy by the name of dick Thompson who introduced me to a fellow in Manhattan Beach. Al Mardi Qian he wanted someone to build a cobra. For when I gave him the proposal there was about the same crisis wanted he had ejected from something else but when I walked into a showroom it was a white Daytona Spyder I had to. Walk past that go to his office and when he said no to the Cobra project I said well why don't we do a daytime I said well what would you build it on. A nice set of Camaro because the proportions are about right for a Camaro he said no it has to be independent rear suspension I said well that's the only thing it be is a Corvette he gave me the Daytona and I had it for a little over a. Year the funny thing is that the Daytona was I think consignment so he didn't know it he had to. Explain to the owner that had that car consignment right wasn't for show people on his 76 Corvette that he gave. Me to build the first replica replica Daytona when I got the Corvette like I said earlier was a 76 Corvette it was a white one was a t-top it was not a convertible the first thing I did is I took apart the Corvette and kind of measured the frame and the width of the windshield and the wheelbase the. Daytona was 92 inch wheelbase the Corvette was 98 then I needed to look at the Daytona parts what I did was I took all the parts off of the day teller so I took the Ferrari headlights out like two bumpers out and I could grill out I took the taillights and the rear bumper. And things like that off the car so I could see a body shape and then I kind of sketched what was going to happen on on the Corvette and made fiberglass parts that like then put on the Corvette started bonding mr. Marty Keon wanted the car to be very close to the. Original he provided to me the Ferrari external part so he gave me bumpers taillights grille side marker lights and the complete side marker light assembly I made all those fit and I made the body. Panels and I got it to ready to paint stage that was that was my first car and I delivered that to Albert and he took it to a paint shop and had painted the dark Rory red and then it was introduced as the mardi qian 350gt s when albert had his coming out party for. His mardi qian 350 GTS he invited all of the people that were. Customers of his to the grand opening at the Balboa Bay Club one of his customers was Dan. Haggerty that was Grizzly. Adams and Haggerty knew either Michael Mann for the people in transportation that we're looking for cars for Miami Vice and he was the man that told them about the Daytona that I had built the Martinique in 351 that the series seemed to be successful then they bought it and once they bought it of course they knew. They didn't need. A stunt car and they ended up buying the first car and the first car was was nuts I mean it had all this wood interior and it had. A Gail banks twin turbo engine and it had the the most expensive stereo you could put in it and all that they took out. And put it back to something that they could use I had shown a couple cars and in the meantime and building three or four cars when. Miami Vice it was crazy orders for everybody built 92 complete cars including the four for Albert and I built. A little over 350 kits the Miami Vice was a good advertisement for me and it was the hottest TV program at the time.

 


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