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1971 Dunham Coach Corvorado Diamond Eagle by Aya-Wavedancer 1971 Dunham Coach Corvorado Diamond Eagle by Aya-Wavedancer
Let's see. You are a pimp. You want to be a Pimp. You want people to think you are a Pimp. You are Rick James. You wanna be Pimpin'. If you wanted to do it right you called Dunham Coach in Boonton New Jersey, talked to Les Dunham, the self-admitted "Father of the Pimpmobile" and got yourself one of these.

This is the first of 7 Corvorado Diamond Eagles built and was used in the James Bond Movie "Live and Let Die".

Lemme tell you, when I saw this on display at the AACA Museum in their Cultural icons exhibit, I laughed, laughed, and then I laughed some more.

I'll get the other Dunham Coach car that's on display up. They're still in business, catering to those with distinctive tastes.

Both cars are owned by a guy named Pepy Beniquez in New Jersey. Pepy, you are one flat out wild and pimpin' dude if you have these cars for your rides. You da Man, God Bless yah. :D
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:iconstargazerdesign:
StargazerDesign Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My god those rims. It can literally scratch other cars paints or rims. lol
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Kind of like Messala's Chariot in Ben-Hur. :)

Dunham Coach is still operational in Boonton, has a website, and you can prolly still get those from them, you know. :)
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StargazerDesign Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

He got a custom Continental
He got an Eldorado too
He got a .32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe

And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog


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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Well said. :D
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ragingspacebull Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013

This ride just oozes 70's.

 

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Illcarma Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Uhm yeah....I would like to order dis ride i saw on deviantart...

uh my name? Silky Smovve...thas right two 'V's
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ascu75 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Thanks
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ascu75 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I must do some research on Dunham Coach not tonight though as I am on my kindle and in bed so tomorrow on my laptop.I am now going to read my book and then sleep.ZZZNod 
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
dunhamcoach.com/home.htm

Here you go. Enjoy! :)
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ascu75 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
that is so wrong on so many levels that I actually like it for being so so wrong
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Yes, it is. :)

I'd like to meet the Pepe the owner- I have a feeling he's a real character, and he loves these cars.

What kills me is that Dunham Coach is still active. :)

Also, we had a car with some of the pieces on it in the area I grew up in, and the driver of it was a well-known town character, and from what I know, still is. :)
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amarouq2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Wow! Quite a bit of chrome there. Also, is that a vintage PONG machine I see in the background?
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I don't think Pong. The Pong Arcade games I remembered used dials.  I vaguely remember that console in araceds, but what... I'll have to think. Definitely circa 1975ish. :)
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amarouq2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Now that I think about it, I think the Pong machines were yellow as well. Definitely an earlier 2 player game so that eliminates Centipede, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man. Tank maybe?
Regardless, excellent photo of a unique car.
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013

2 controls per side for Tank like an old Tank was steered. Gads that dates me, I forgot about that game. :)

 

I know it's something really off the wall and obscure.

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amarouq2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Figured it out. It is one of at least three different designs for the Computer Space arcade cabinet. Widely regarded as the first successful coin operated video game.
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Yes... IIRC the games were pretty complicated for that time and the sticks were unwieldy. Man.... I feel old now. :)
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amarouq2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
(Turns and looks at the Atari 2600 in his living room.) 
Yeah, me too.
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:iconaya-wavedancer:
Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
WOW! I remember when those were the big deal!!! Is that the one that could play Rails West and M.U.L.E. ? :)
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happymouse666 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Its really is awesome. 
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Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like something a billionaire or a superhero would drive in a 60s movie! :heart:
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914four Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always been fascinated by these cars, they look like they might have inspired later Monte Carlos :-)
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:iconaya-wavedancer:
Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Local guy in the town I grew up in had some of these mods on one of his cars. Now i know where he found this stuff!
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914four Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
The guy had a chopper, and a late 60's tornado with his initials on the B-pillar with stars and moons... :)

As well as the pimpmobile. In a small town of 9ishk people in rural central PA, everyone knew Jack was on the road. :D
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914four Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that guy! :D Only his name isn't Jack...
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
LOL, He had "JC" on the B-Pillar, though he may have used an alias when travelling! ^_^
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome car!
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I'll be there next month and looks like this one will still be on display. :) I grew up near Boonton so it'll be nice to finally see one of these in person. Thanks for the tip!
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Glad to hear it. Dunham Coach is evidently still active and has its own website, so if you were back near there, you might even be able to drop in!
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Next time I'm in the area I'll have to stop! They're right off 287.
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:iconaya-wavedancer:
Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Right near NYC. :)
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Yup! :)
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