by Mike –
Andy Griffith died today. I think most of us can remember watching The Andy Grifith Show on television in the 1960s. The show was set in the small fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina.
Below is a picture from the TV show with Andy talking to Goober Pyle, played by George Lindsey, who also died recently.
In the background there is clearly an Iso Rivolta GT. What do you think the chances are that someone in Mayberry, North Carolina owned an Iso Rivolta GT in the 1960s?
Mayberry was based on Andy Grifith’s real home town of Mount Airy, NC.
Below is a picture of Andy’s Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) and Opie (Ron Howard) looking over a Ferrari 275 GTB.
I cannot imagine that many of these Ferraris made it to Mayberry either but certainly both cars were available to the people in Hollywood where the show was recorded, or was it beautiful downtown Burbank?
My thanks to Mike Clarke for sending in these car photos.
Andy Griffith will be missed.