Monday, June 1, 2009

Ricardo Montalban Loves Corinthian Leather

I've always been a big fan of Ricardo Montalban. I've seen him in so many things over the years, such as Fantasy Island, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Colbys & the Spy Kids movies. I thought he was a very classy man in style, attitude & so much more. He was one of the men of that era that I always looked up to. I really loved all those commercials he did for Chrysler. He had such a wonderful accent. I could listen to him talk for years. I totally dug the way he said "Corinthian leather" in those commercials. Here's a picture and a commercial for the 1975 Chrysler Cordoba. I really like the music in that commercial.

1976ChryslerCordobaSportCoupe

30 comments:

Gabbi said...

I always thought he had the most soothing voice when I was a little girl. :)

Gilligan said...

The definition of suave. I liked him in The Naked Gun as well... but he will always be Mr. Roarke to me.

Terence Sambo said...

i'm a big fan of vintage cars, i'd love to have a victorian home in d country with a couple of vintage cars, someday :o]

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. I agree. I love his voice. I could listen to him talk for hours.

Keith said...

Hey Gil. I agree with you. He's always been one of my favorites. I will always remember him from Fantasy Island.

Keith said...

Hey Terence. That sounds great. I love vintage cars. I would love to have one. I really liked this commercial.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I also loved his voice. It is definitely soothing. Thank you for bringing back good memories of him.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. Glad to see you're a fan. This commercial takes me back to my youth.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, makes me wonder in Ricardo and our Dino ever spent any time together...

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. I was wondering the same thing. When I post other people up here, I do always wonder if they ever were friendly with Dino.

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Cool guy for sure. Enjoyed the commercial, thanks!

PTA Transit Authority said...

Great post of a car that I owned and loved. Awesome!

Keith said...

Thanks Jim. Glad you liked the post. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks PTA. That's cool that you had one of these cars. Cheers!

Planet Mondo said...

What a wagon - although my all time faves are Starsky's Grand Torino - and the Pink Panther car that appears in the cartoon opening sequence..

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. Yeah, I love those too. Cheers!

Couture Carrie said...

Too awesome! I need that car so badly!

xoxox,
CC

Robert M. Lindsey said...

I used to really want a Cordoba.

Erika said...

What an amazing car.

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. I know what you mean. I want one too.

Keith said...

Hey Robert. I want one.

Keith said...

Thanks Erika.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, sures their Dinodesire woulda be to be pallies with our Dino...but many are called, but only few are chosen by our Dino....

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. So true. It is always cool to come across photos, stories, etc. about celebs of that era and Dino.

Chessa! said...

Fantasy Island was on my favorite shows when I was growing up!! I watched it with my grandparents:)
I love the photo...so classic.

Keith said...

Thanks Chessa. I watched Fantasy Island when I was growing up. I always loved it myself. Cheers!

Kim@ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Cars like that are awesome to ride in, because you can basically run over a human and not even feel it. Now that's smooooth!

Keith said...

Hey Kim. LOL I love the way you put that. So true. I love these type of cars.

Java Bean Rush said...

I enjoy Ricardo Montalban in his MGM days. Suave man.

Keith said...

Thanks Java. Nice hearing from you. Cheers!