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Tweet   3/26/2014 10:51:41 AM
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Everyone has their favorites. Mine is the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud coach-built convertible in Blow Up. It had a PHONE!

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No sure where to claasify it
BrainiacV   3/26/2014 10:30:27 AM
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How about that beast of a vehicle from the awful movie adaption of Roger Zelazny's Damnation Alley? Each wheel was composed of three tractor tires and rotated to go over large obstacles.

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Columbos Peugeot
mwrother   3/26/2014 10:15:54 AM
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Did you forgot, in my opinion anyway, the greatest detective car of all time? Columbos 1959 Peugeot 403 convertible. If a car could define one's personality, that one certenally did Columbos.

Wikipedia says this about the car:

"While on duty, Columbo does not drive an official LAPD car; he prefers to drive his own car, a French automobile, a 1959 Peugeot 403 convertible which is equipped with a police radio. In the earlier series, the car used was clearly royal blue at one time although faded and sun-damaged. In the later series the car seems to be "primer"-colored. Columbo says he parks his car in the shade because the sun ruins the paint. The California license plate is damaged in later episodes, but is clearly shown undamaged in episode 1 of season 1 from both the front and back as "044 APD"."

"Peter Falk selected the car personally, after seeing it in a parking lot at Universal Studios. In season 5 episode "Identity crisis", Columbo boasts that the car is a rare automobile, "only three like it in the States". From June 1956 to July 1961 only 2,050 were produced, and only 504 were produced for model year 1959. Columbo's car frequently has mechanical problems."


"When the series returned on ABC, James and Connie Delaney of Findlay, Ohio owned the car but were unwilling to sell it, though they lent it to Universal for filming."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbo#Car

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Re: AMC Matador
Charles Murray   12/16/2013 8:44:25 PM
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I wasn't aware of that, wcc3enersys. I wouldn't have believed that Bond would set foot in an AMC Hornet.

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wcc3enersys   11/14/2013 9:22:56 AM
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What about the gold AMC Matador that Scaramanga clamped wings to and flew away in in the Bond movie Man with the Golden Gun?  With Miss Goodnight in the trunk, too!

And Bond chased that car in an orange AMC Hornet.

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Re: Wait a minute...
Charles Murray   9/25/2013 7:11:18 PM
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I must say, the 1955 Chevrolet One-Fifty was certainl;y a worthy addition to the show.

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Re: Wait a minute...
Zippy   9/24/2013 8:59:04 PM
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I'll bring the popcorn!   :)

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Re: Wait a minute...
Charles Murray   9/24/2013 6:19:06 PM
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"Two-Lane Blacktop" will be in tomorrow's Movie Car slideshow, Zippy. Thanks.

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Re: Wait a minute...
Charles Murray   9/17/2013 6:49:54 PM
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Thanks, Zippy. I'm sold.

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Re: Wait a minute...
Zippy   9/13/2013 9:12:45 PM
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Charles, Two Lane Blacktop is a bit of a cult film from 1971

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Lane_Blacktop

but when you have the singer James Taylor as the driver of a '55 Chevy street rod and Dennis Wilson (the drummer of the Beach Boys) as his mechanic, and they are racing a 1970 GTO across the United States for pink slips, you've got yourself a car movie!  :)

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