You've got your music: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Mel Carter. You've got your convertible Impala. Don Draper look-alike? Check! Inflatable office chairs? Why not! Your feelin' groovy and now all you need to complete your circa mid-60s filming location is a Chevy showroom--perhaps a curving post-and-beam with globe lights and soaring roof canopy?
Until a few years ago, O'Rielly Chevrolet on Broadway had just such a look--designed by noted architect Ragnar Qvale. It was good enough to land on the Modern Architecture Preservation Project's (MAPP) list of top Modern designs in Tucson. You can see what it looked like here. Alas, it must have been a little too Sterling Cooper for the dealer's taste. It got a makeover, and in the photo above salutes the flag as a distinctly post-2000 forward-thrusting facade. If you were an historic preservationist you would say it lacks integrity of design, and you would be right. Not saying it's better or worse. It just isn't what it was. You and 1965 will need to pack up, hit the Buffet Bar, and toddle on home.
The cool thing is--that "cutting edge curvature" that got MAPP jazzed? I'm guessing it's still under all that blue and silver cladding.