Video of the Day: Lady Penelope’s FAB1 Rolls-Royce

British agent traveled in a pink, 6-wheeled Rolls packed with Bond-styled weapons

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Lady Penelope's FAB1

From 1964 to 1966, British television viewers watched Thunderbirds, a science-fiction series shot with what was termed “Supermarionation” and featuring electronic marionette puppets. The series was set in the 2060 and followed former astronaut Jeff Tracy, his sons and a British agent and their International Rescue team.

The Video of the Day features FAB1, British agent Lady Penelope’s  Rolls-Royce, a 6-wheeled vehicle full of James Bond-style weapons as well as the capability of traveling on water or snow skis. 

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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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  1. At 6:05 they tossed in a picture of Fireball XL5: Steve Zodiak’s daily driver (and galactic spaceship). This was a separate, earlier show and should be the subject of the next segment. Supposed to be the biggest dry-system nitrous bottle ever made.
    Is it true that Edelbrock made a special Endurashine-finished intake manifold for the Rolls, just in case the Lady lost her mirror and needed a makeup adjustment?

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