Movie Mechanics Rebuild 13-year-old Car Into Ultra-Modern Limousine (Aug, 1933)

Movie Mechanics Rebuild 13 -year-old Car Into Ultra-Modern Limousine

HOLLYWOOD was set agog recently when an automobile of startling, ultra-modernistic design appeared on the streets. The creation, shown below, was the work of Hollywood carriage-makers, who built it from an old bus that had been prowling the streets since 1920. The “chariot on wheels,” as the bus is called, is to be used in a movie telling a fantastic story of events in a mythical kingdom. Though the car seems to represent a fabulous cost, in reality it cost less than the price of two small cars.

7 comments
  1. jayessell says: March 11, 20088:51 am

    Duck Soup?
    “Hail, Hail Freedonia!”

  2. albear says: March 11, 20081:35 pm

    Oh yeah! that’s nice!, (no, not really)

  3. Stannous says: March 11, 20082:43 pm

    Didn’t Bruce Wayne’s parents have a car like that?

  4. Rick Auricchio says: March 11, 20083:23 pm

    Why the big platform on front? To stand as if riding a chariot?

  5. Max says: March 11, 20087:28 pm

    Anyone know what movie it might appear in? I don’t think it’s in Duck Soup, although it would have been appropriate.

  6. jayessell says: March 12, 20083:11 am

    I agree Max.
    I watched Duck Soup on YouTube and Rufus T Firefly’s
    official vehicle was a white motorcycle with sidecar.
    It might be from “The Merry Widow”. Same timeframe.
    W.C. Field’s “Million Dollar Legs” was years later.
    It might be from a movie that was cancelled before completion.

    Come to think of it, it’s suspicious the name of the film wasn’t mentioned in the article!

  7. Githyanki says: March 12, 20083:56 am

    I would think that the platform on the front was to have a place to mount a camera so they could do some action shots.

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