and I attempted to show how it could not have been the model in the movie backflip - because the movie backflip model didn't have a driver door mirror, and this model does - or at least it did when it was on display here:
Anyway, I'm wondering if we know what happened to it. I'd like to try and get some pictures of the monaco emblem on the fenders. Did anyone get the e-bay seller name? Does anyone know how to get ahold of Steve Beshakes? Who's the dude in the hallway with the car?
your friend in keeping several investigatory irons in the fire, arthur
> To further complicate things, the miniature Bluesmobile that was > created for the movie is also credited as being owned by "Uncle" > Steve Beshakes. (And it is mentioned as being a gift from Dan as > well.)
The actual Bluesmobile stunt model used in the movie is owned by a buddy of Dan Aykroyd's, "Uncle" Steve Beshakes. This photo was shot at the Emergency Vehicle Owners Association Chicago convention in August of 2000. That's Steven Dodd on the left doing his Elwood thing. In the background, bent over Greg Reynold's 1977 Chicago Police Royal Monaco, is Larry Stanley, also in the Elwood mode.
The barely legible markings, distressed paint and "rust" all add up to a convincing scale model. Just add trick photography.
Displayed in front of it's role model, the Mt. Prospect Police Dept's restored 1974 Monaco, this remarkable fiberglass model is a work of art.
Amazing detailing reveals rust, scratch marks and "keyless entry system." Seats, headrest, dashboard and steering wheel are all there.
A frame-by-frame view of the flipping movie model is just visible in the lower right corner. What is that phone number?
Keyless entry, spotlight, antenna mounting spots, side-view mirror, and tan interior make this a realistic stunt double.
It that trunk number 176 or 178? Call in your vote. The electrical wire by the bumper can provide interior lighting and headlights.
It came with this letter of authenticity from Dan Aykroyd:
which Steam was able to read the portion in red:
> All photographs are genuine and other treasures include > Belushi's personal 1962 Seeburg juke-box containing initial > pressings of all our singles and a miniature Bluesmobile which did > a full end-over-end flip in the movie
In the e-bay pics, you can see that the driver door mirror was broken off, but it was there in the bluesmobile.net reference pics.
Here are snaps from the movie:
It seems to me that Steve's model is not compatible with the movie "flip" model, because: -Steve's has/had a driver door rear view mirror, and the flip car doesn't -Steve's has a rust spot on the forward bottom corner of the driver door, and the flip car doesn't -Steve's car has a flat rear dash panel, while the "flip" car has a "blob" in the rear-window defogger position