Marvellous Movie Cars
MARVELLOUS MOVIE CARS
By Laura Martínez
When a vehicle outshines the actors in a film and becomes the star of the show, you know you're looking at a marvellous movie car.
One of the movie series instantly identified with pedigree classic cars is the James Bond saga, the most famous being the Aston Martin DB5 that 007 drove in Goldfinger. The DB5 was already a work of art, but the modified model used in the movie makes this car a Bond fan favourite.
Aston Martin DB5
Its long list of gadgets included machine guns, a rear smoke screen and an ejector seat. One of the few DB5s used in these movies was sold in 2010 for a whopping $4.6 million. It has become so popular that the legendary carmaker brought the model back into production, releasing 25 limited edition vehicles for just $3.5 million a piece.
The yellow Ford Coupe in George Lucas's 'American Graffiti' is an ode to his car culture memories in 60s California. The cast included young up-and-comers of the time, Harrison Ford, Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss. However, the Deuce Coupefrom the movie upstaged all these young guns and has become one of the most recognisable cars in the world.
However, if we are talking about icons and legendary status, we must have a serious chat about John Delorean's DMC-12 in Back to the Future. Its futuristic cool and the cinematic magic that converted it into a time machine make this steel stunner a genuine star in its own right. Who would Marty McFly be without his Delorean?
A director who is known for his excellent taste in automobiles is Quentin Tarantino:the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible driven by Uma Thurman in 'Kill Bill Vol.2', the Pontiac Lemans from Reservoir Dogs, the Mustang Grande in Death Proof', the Chevrolet Chevelle from Pulp Fiction... I could go on all day. One of the most recent, co-starring in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio, is a white '66 Cadillac DeVille. It might ring a bell from another of the director's films, as it was also driven by Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs. Madsen is also the owner of the superstar car and a classic car nut, and he didn't hesitate to lend it out for the movie, restoring it, applying a new lick of paint and changing the upholstery.
66 Cadillac Deville
At Concept, we also love classic cars, and the ones stationed in our hotels have become famous and featured in the occasional video. The '65 Ford Mustang Cabrio that welcomes you at the entrance to Romeo's Motel & Diner is the Mustang model that has made the most appearances in films. Our Cabrio made a cameo in the music video by their Satanic Majesties, The Rolling Stones, for their song "CrissCross", filmed in London, New York and Ibiza, among other locations. Our '89 Ford Lincoln limousine, which took Sylvester Stallone to movie premieres in Madrid, is the host of your rowdiest nights and is available for hire for any occasion you can think of, such as an express weddinng in the Romeo's Motel & Diner chapel, a crazy birthday party or a wild stag/hen party. The blue '54 Cadillac Deville, parked outside Cubanito, belonged to Roy Orbison. It evokes nostalgic Havana vibes and has even become an Instagram star. But perhaps stealing the show is the pink '77 Cadillac El Dorado turned into a jacuzzi called El Caduzzi, waiting for you to soak in its bubbles in Grand Paradiso. The latest to have been seduced by the Caduzzi is JW Anderson, the creative director at Loewe, and Donatella Versace. Our latest acquisition is a red Alfa Romeo Spider that cruises the curves of Santa Eulalia in the pure Ibizan Dolce Vita style. You can see this gorgeous beauty parked at the entrance of Concept Hotel Group's latest hotel, Mongibello.
Alfa Romeo Spider-Hotel Mongibello
Caduzzi- Grand Paradiso