Discussion in 'The Champagne Room' started by Hopslayer, Nov 3, 2018.
Only movie I watch more than FMJ
Hunt for red October for me....lol
I first saw this movie when I got out of the army back in April '71. I loved it then and I still watch it when it comes on the TV. It is my understanding that they destroyed at least nine Challengers during the filming of the movie. In the movie "Death Proof" there is the last 20-30 minutes of the movie(IMO the only part worth watching)of a race between a Vanishing Point like Challenger and a Charger driven by a crazed Kurt Russell. They destroy both cars in the movie but it is worth watching. Also, Mark Worman of Graveyard Carz is supposed to be doing a complete restoration on at least five Vanishing Point tribute Challengers. He says that when he is done with them the cars will be showroom new and correct down to the last detail. These cars will probably sell for well over 100K-150K apiece. I found on the internet a while back an original window sticker of a '70 Challenger R/T 440 six pack 4 speed....the sticker was less than $3600.
Just rewatched it this weekend, and noticed another mistake.
As he is going out in one of the desert scenes, they flipped the film so they could see his face out the right window.
Have never seen a right steering wheel convertion on a Challenger. Of course my DVD copy did come from Australia.
I don't think I have seen this yet. Where you watching it @70-426_10-SRT
Dodge loaned the film company five Challengers- four were 440-4V 4-speeds and the fifth was a 383-4V automatic that was used as the camera car. No Challengers were destroyed. The car destroyed in the final scene was a 1967 Camaro (no engine or trans.) that was rigged with explosives and was towed into the bulldozers.
Read all the details here:
About 1/2 way through the movie, just as he heads out into the desert (47:09)
Check this out..... IMDB.com/Vanishing Point/Trivia. Also, on YouTube there is a long interview with the movie's director
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