Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Michael Rose, Oct 6, 2019.
The 55 was also in Two Lane Blacktop.
I’m sure I’m not the first to note this,
the 1968 Mustang Fastback from “Bullitt” is NOT a Shelby.
I voted for Grandpa Munster's fliver, just because Halloween's coming up, and my next-door neighbor works with a funeral parlor.
(Also, I see your poll neglected Jerry Van Dyke's 1928 Porter from My Mother The Car...I wonder if it's because the OP got too many taunts in school when they all teased, "Is your mother driving you...?")
Chris Elliott used it to deliver newspapers in "Get a Life".
Here it is after Jethro had it rebuilt by George Barris:
The actual vehicle in the opening credits was a cut up Oldsmobile and it apparently still survives in a museum.
Ralph Foster Museum: Beverly Hillbillies Car, Point Lookout, Missouri
now that's a car I'd love to see!
I must confess I'd love to drive all of them and every other TV/Movie car not listed!
Aston Martin DB5 is THE car! (I got to meet it at an auto show, some years back.
Would have been one of my picks...
I went down the Google rabbit hole and found this time-destroying blog:
What Was The Beverly Hillbillies Truck?
The car was modified by the famed George Barris, but he didn't have to do much. It's a 1921 Olds touring car that had been sitting behind a barn for years. It had already been modified into a truck, something that apparently was a pretty common thing to do as cars got old. About all Barris did was build the platform for Granny's chair.
Man, I think of all the really cool classic cars that have been destroyed in the name of movie entertainment, but somehow this POS pile of bolts is lovingly preserved in a museum.
I know the OP didn't have the Aston Martin DB5 in the poll and he gave his reasons, so fair enough. However, couldn't help myself and wanted to post this.
In terms of the poll I went for the Mustang from Bullit. Another cool car driven by a cool dude.
Gotta go with the Ecto-1!
It's actually spelled The Griswold Wagon Queen Family Truckster - but happy to see it on the poll. It was my first choice when seeing the title of this thread.
"You think you hate it now... but wait til you drive it.."
I chose the Trans-Am from Smokey and the Bandit. That was the car I wanted for the longest time.
Second choice would be the SWAT truck on Fear The Walking Dead. Fully loaded with all options.
How about a car you wouldn't want...
I remember how surprised I was when I found out that the awful-looking SUX 6000 in RoboCop was designed by a very young Chip Foose:
why? ppl loved the show it ran for 9 years! thanks for the info...
the general lee, but that flag's GOTTA GO
The Staircar from Arrested Development.
I'm only kidding, it's cool that a piece of pop culture like this still survives. There's just a bit of irony to me that neat vintage cars are chewed up like candy in filmmaking (Fast and Furious movies for instance) but what was an abandoned wreck became a museum piece.
Seriously though I'd get a kick out of seeing it. I also wonder what Barris had to do to make it run for the opening shots.
The 1959 Corvette Stingray XP-87 Elvis drove in "Clambake":
he may have towed it, but most likely the engine is so simple it probably didn't take much to keep her going!
My father owned a 1977 or 1978 Lincoln Mercury Colony Park station wagon, it drove like a pig!
I had a 1977 Pontiac Grand Safari station wagon (for business) and it was day and night different from my father's, It was comfortable and drove like a limo.
I drove a couple of Trans Am's, including a 1978 which was a very nice car. The smokey car was a 1977.
That was the first one I thought of, but by your stated criteria of being in "prop" form, I'd give it a hard pass, because it was really a fiberglass replica with a Ford V-8:
The Replica Ferrari Modena GT Spyder California From Ferris Bueller's Day Off Is Going to Auction (Updated)
They dubbed in the sound of a real Ferrari V-12 in the movie - as you can hear from the embedded video at the above link, the V-8 sounds, well, like you'd expect a V-8 to sound.
Going back to the 1970s, when you could still use the real thing in movies before they got to be too valuable to risk doing so, I'd go with the Ferrari Daytona Spyder or the 427 Cobra from THE GUMBALL RALLY.
1969 yellow Dodge Charger from "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry".
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