Mohammed Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, and Joe Frazier, the two contestants in what was called the greatest fight of the century, both won 2 1/2 million dollars for their World Championship boxing match last month.
MCU Front of car
MCU Mechanic polishing chromium part
CU Hub cap being polished
CU Radiator grill
MV Spare parts for plating (2 shots)
MV Car in workshop
MV Man polishing part
CU Electric polisher
MCU Frazier speaking into microphone
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 10: FRAZIER: "As I stand here I see that South Carolina has come a long way since I left Gifford eleven years ago. Because things really have changed. And I say today we must save our people. And when I said our people I'm not speaking about black people only. I mean white and black".
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Background: Mohammed Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, and Joe Frazier, the two contestants in what was called the greatest fight of the century, both won 2 1/2 million dollars for their World Championship boxing match last month. Our film, shot last week, shows how the two fighters are spending their time and money after the bout. Joe Frazier returned to his home state, South Carolina, where he appealed for unity among black and white men. And Mohammed Ali has bought a car - a 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado, with 24 carat gold trim.
SYNOPSIS: This car has been bought by Mohammed Ali, formerly Cassius Clay. It's a 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado, and has one distinguishing characteristic, apart from the fact it's been painted two different colours, according to the whim of its owner. What makes it different is its outline. It's plated in gold. The hubcaps, radiator grill, petrol cap, spare parts, they're all plated in gold. The car costs $20,000.
The car comes from the proceeds of his world title clash with Joe Frazier. Mohammed Ali lost last month, but he still collected 2 1/2 million dollars ... and he commissioned this car f a firm in Rosefield, Michigan. Ali is a different type from Frazier. Joe Frazier, the World Heavyweight boxing champion, is a devout Christian. And last Wednesday was Joe Frazier Day in South Carolina, Frazier's home state. He called for unity among men.