Everybody Needs a Rockford Files Diorama

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The Rockford Files, starring James Garner, made the whole country want a brown Pontiac Firebird Esprit, and it made living in a beat-up mobile home in a beach parking lot in Malibu, California seem as cool as living in Mike Brady’s house. This diorama brings it all to life in miniature scale.

The diorama is an HO-scale model of Jim Rockford’s office/domicile which appeared in the opening credits of every episode.


According to Jim Suva’s Blog, the setting was 29 Cove Road in Malibu, and the trailer itself was a 1959 Nashua House Trailer, which was billed as “The New Wonder of the Mobile Home World” back when Ike was still president.

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The HO scale mobile home depicted in this diorama is on a 12-inch by 12-inch base, and all of the stuff you see here is moveable.


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Along with the mobile home, you get Jimmy Rockford’s 1974 through 1976 Pontiac Firebird Esprit used in the earlier Rockford Files episodes, as well as his dad Rocky’s 1973 to 1975 GMC K-1500 pickup.



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