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    Operation CIA Healey Discovered?

    "Operation CIA" was Burt Reynolds' first major motion picture and was the story of a CIA agent in Saigon in 1964. Because of the security situation at the time, it was actually filmed in Thailand:



    Note the grille badges:



    Now look at the grille on this BT7 for sale in Phuket, Thailand:



    Looks like a match to me. Full ad here: http://www.classiccarsphuket.com/JoeSales/AH3000.html
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    Re: Operation CIA Healey Discovered?

    If I'm reading it right, the ad is 4 1/2 years old. Too bad, as the Burt Reynolds connection could add some $ if brought to the US.

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    Re: Operation CIA Healey Discovered?

    Looks like the same car to me, but the antenna (with the flag in the movie) on the passenger side is missing. Interesting find. I wonder where that car is now.
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    Re: Operation CIA Healey Discovered?

    What about split front bumper?

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    Re: Operation CIA Healey Discovered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin Gruber View Post
    What about split front bumper?

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    I think that's just a long black license plate that makes the bumper appear split in the movie.
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    Re: Operation CIA Healey Discovered?

    The car took those dips and bumps very well. My BJ7 would have left the muffler sitting in the road.
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