Former Detroit Lions Running Back Mel Farr, who also gained notoriety in Michigan as owner of one of the state's largest Ford dealerships, has died.

Farr began his esteemed career with the Lions in 1967, earning trips to the Pro Bowl in 1967 and 1970. He retired from football after being traded to Houston in 1974, and began to dabble in the auto dealership business. Farr went on to own several successful car dealerships in Michigan and Ohio throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

The cape-wearing car dealer was known as 'Mel Farr Superstar' in his 1980s TV commercials.

A cause of death is yet-to-be released. Farr was 70.

 


Mel Farr Superstar Detroit Ford 1980s by Retrontario

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