Found: The Monkeemobile
Curious fans will be glad to know the car is safe.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: March 20th, 2012
The car has been around for four decades but only piled up 8,000 miles.
hen former Monkee Davy Jones passed away a few weeks back, the mystery of the Monkeemobile was reignited. And while the resolution might be good news for collectible-car fans--the car appears to be in good hands--it's more than a little anticlimactic for those of us who love a good mystery.
For those that don't remember or don't know, the Monkeemobile is a modified Pontiac GTO that was created by well-known customizer George Barris, who sold it for $500,000 at auction in 2008 to a Michigan man named Mel Gutherie.
Gutherie still has the car, but he doesn't drive it, meaning that fans who want their picture taken alongside it better be willing to travel to Michigan. Jones signed the hood of the car in 2010, meaning the value of the car may go up.
The car has been around for four decades but only piled up 8,000 miles. That plus the Jones signature and the Monkees' popularity makes it a collector's dream.
UPDATE: Dean Jeffries actually designed and built the Monkeemobile, and there were two original cars--"car #1" was the main car used in the show, and a second ("car #2") was built for promotional events. Barris purchased the second car before later selling it. The first car is in the hands of a collector in New York state.