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The Original Bluesmobile Found! (sort of...)


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#1 bbcentral

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:39 AM

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The Original Bluesmobile Found! (sort of...)
That's it, call off the search! One of the original Bluesmobiles from the original 1980 movie has finally been located!

At least, that's what the owner would have you believe. Allow me to explain...

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#2 Bismo

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:41 PM

Damn, gotta sell the Monaco now and go find an '83 Plymouth to convert, I want a perfect clone!! (Hmmm, and how much for that blue Pacer in the background, I wonder?)
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:01 PM

Well, it is a Dodge police car ... :shock: but that's where it ends.

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Dodge Diplomat. Looks to be an '84 or '85 but It's hard to tell because I'm not sure that fender is original to the car. The marker lamp doesn't look right?? But to claim this as an original movie car is kind of sickening. He would've had an easier time claiming it was an '85 Dippy from Dragnet!! :o

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Time for a couple of e-mails to the auction site. Just a quick how she go and did ya know? :shock:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:57 PM

Some other little things. Here's a quote from elvis-express.com ...

But now, another concern that has popped up. Mr Kinard claims he has an original car from the cult movie, 'The Blues Brothers'. On his website Elvis Presley Heights.com Bill Kinard states, "Other vehicles that are on display in front of the museum includes "The Blues Brothers Car that survived the movie, Blues Brothers"...


If that claim was on Bill's website, I'm not seeing it now.
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Also, the wording is sketchy on actually identifying the car as a "Bluesmobile." In the auction they don't mention Bluesmobile at all.
Blues Brothers Police Car

However, they do claim this car was used in a movie which was filmed 5 or 6 years before it was built :o so that's the point I made in my e-mails to the auction Admin. Contact (James) and the auction Expert Contact (Ted).

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:25 PM

The proper year of that Dippy is starting to bug me lol. The driver side marker lamp (which is actually not part of the fender) has been in an accident but the passenger side is intact.

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So, without the VIN, how to tell if it's an '83, '84 '85 or '86? I'm not seeing a lot of difference in the lights or grille between those years.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:49 PM

Let's see if they fix that auction.

Thank you for your email,

We will, of course, investigate the claim.

James Wilkinson
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:49 AM

If you take a good look at the photograph, anybody can see that it's definitely not the Bluesmobile in the movie! Come on! If it's not a '74 Dodge Monaco then don't try to pass it off as something else. Least that that's my version! Good try, but I'm afraid it won't fly with me!


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

This guy must have taken a few hits from the nitrous bottle in the back! As all of you know, the jump car from the original film had the 440 package, and only a one gallon fuel tank, in case things went bad. I wish people would do their homework before making such claims.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 03:16 PM

Auction has been removed.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:17 PM

Kudos to Lee Dawson of Elvis Express Radio.
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#11 Jim Ridgeway

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:24 AM

I suppose that's Elvis' '55 Pink Cadillac in the photo, too (the left front headlight). Pass me a fried peanut butter sammich, bubba.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:27 PM

i believe it....
...when me ****e turns purple and tastes like rainbow sherbert. :BB:

seriously, how does he fight the AGE DIFFERENCE?!?
a 1983 car went back in time to act in a movie made in 1979? THAT GENTLE MEN, IS IN FACT NOT THE DELOREAN!!! (or bluesmobile)
This is blasphemy..

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:09 AM

That is I think, a 1979 Chevy Caprice, or a Cadillac? My mother had a 79 Caprice.

#14 Jim Ridgeway

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:32 AM

So...no one disputes the pink '55 Caddy in the foreground is Elvis'?
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:44 AM

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What the heck is that thing tween the BM and the Pacer?

#16 TK826

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:45 PM

That is a "Mega Destroyer", from the movie "Megaforce".




There was an original for sale, not too long ago, on eBay.

It sold for pretty decent (ie: low) price, from what I remember.


edit:
It looks like the Volo Auto Museum bought the one that was listed on eBay:
http://www.remarkablecars.com/for-sale/megaforce/p8-1982-movie-megaforce-dune-buggy.html

Edited by TK826, 28 December 2010 - 10:52 PM.

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#17 TI4438

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:25 AM

Just out of curiosity,does anyone know where they junked the original BluMos?I have this mental image of them buried in a junkyard waiting for us to raid them for parts.

#18 TK826

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:21 PM

I seem to remember reading (somewhere in the forums here maybe), that they were crushed.
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:32 AM

Bogus!

#20 TK826

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:17 PM

This was probably what I was thinking of:

http://www.bluesbrotherscentral.com/forum/blues-brothers-movie/7880-original-bluesmobiles.html#post90331

(See the last paragraph in the "Jim Post" quote)

Although... there may still be some hope that they exist somewhere.
The "Aykroyd kept a Bluesmobile" was actually dis-proven, right here on the site.
So perhaps the "Bluesmobiles were crushed" is in fact misinformation as well (?)
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