Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 8, 2020 15:20:04 GMT -5
- At the same auction on the same night as the Bullitt Mustang, this Friday, January 10, 2020, will be this apparently screen-used beauty shot Christine. It was raffled off after the movie and has been in private collections. If you were at the Rochester Auto Show in 2018 and saw a Christine there, it's the same one. The estimate for this auction is "$400,000 to $500,000."
This Fury is the only documented "Christine" movie car with a paperwork trail, including proof of ownership from Polar Films.
Star Car from the 1983 film "Christine" directed by John Carpenter and based off of the novel by Stephen King Promotional sweepstakes giveaway car for the movie After production wrapped, the car was raffled off on New Years Eve on USA Network's show "Night Flight" Approximately 40,000 participants entered the sweepstakes, Scott Edminster was the winner Previously part of the Ron Pratte collection Comprehensive restoration
I was wondering about that, Ghostman. The story with the auction text makes it seem promotional for sure but at the same time they are really making it sound like it was used on-screen during filming ...
This Plymouth Fury is one of very few known surviving Christine's used to produce the movie. One of the star cars from the film, this Fury was used for close-up beauty shots meant to drive home the point that Christine was stunningly gorgeous.
Actually after reading that again I think they avoid saying it was used on-screen lol. That may have been written by a lawyer . Will you still be bidding anyway, Ghostman ?
Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 11, 2020 17:27:05 GMT -5
- Buyers seemed nervous, one mentioned he wasn't bidding any higher because he felt the car would kill him when they got home. High bid was $275,000 reserve not met. That's well short of their estimate but I guess that's the difference between a screen-used vehicle and a strictly promotional vehicle.
Steam...if I could sell my wife...and kids...and house...and a kidney... and then get you to go in halfsies with me, I just might be able to swing it! 😀😁
2 of my friends have had the opportunity to buy that car in the past and didn't because it was a slapped together POS, it has since been "restored" but $275,000 for a car that is basically less related to the movie than the HOB cars are to the Blues Brothers film, I sure hope the high bidder has dreams of a Bluesmobile as well, I have one to sell him.
Post by 58hemifury on Jan 12, 2020 20:01:09 GMT -5
The current owner paid $180,000 for the car I think last year at BJ, prior to that it sold for $147,000 at BJ before it was restored. This car was never on film, it was given away in a contest on USA tv
Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 9, 2020 12:43:27 GMT -5
- Seems like a nice one. It's a Fury, asking $45,000 in Fall City, WA, about 25 miles East of Seattle.
1958 Plymouth Fury, California its whole life, 48,000 miles. Original 350 Super Commander dual carb, 305 hp engine, auto push button on the dash. One repaint in 1969 to a light gold and seats were recovered back in the 1970's.
Since it's been re-painted once, is it OK now to make her a Christine ? In the entire text of the ad the seller mentions that is was going to become Christine but ... plans changed I guess.