This is 1958 Plymouth Belvedere, the model that starred John Carpenter's film 'Christine' (1983), based on the novel of Stephen King.
Christine was actually described as Plymouth Fury, a subseries of Belvedere those days. But according to Wikipedia most of the cars used, and destroyed, during filming were Belvederes.
I uploaded B&W version to preserve the illusion because unlike Christine, this one is not red.
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subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-06-26 11:46
wow, interesting presentation of the front part of this good looking car. Like the wide angle, like the tonal quality... Tight composition with superb details. Very good one. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (27754) 2013-06-26 12:25
A great movie and this is a great tribute to it. I never see these cars here in Ireland, so it's a beautiful shot for me to appreciate. Great idea to have the color treatment too to preserve the illusion.
I have always been in the habit of naming my cars, and I named my first ever car Christine, also in honour of the movie. It was a 1987 Toyota corolla, and it looked very different to this :)
All the best
jemaflor (90139) 2013-06-26 12:32
Nice old car, good idea with the b&w version to give an old result at your photo, Interesting angle, perfect sharpness and brightness.
Nicou (131526) 2013-06-27 4:56
quelle vue sur cette vielle voiture sueprbe quel calandre et image sueprbe quelle brillance sur ce par-chocs et la forme une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (32844) 2013-06-29 9:44
Great pov of this old Plymouth especially in B&W, appropriate for the age of the car. Good details and nice contrast. Well done, tfs.
macjake (62352) 2013-06-29 10:49
there have been SO many car photo's uploaded on TE lately and i'm very happy to see that :)
good idea to get so close in and capture the in-your-face style composition.
and the grey tones seem to fit the old style of the car too.
EstudioChispa (2154) 2013-06-29 19:32
Fantastic! I can only imagine the history, of how a 1958 Plymouth ends in Tempere Finland!
serp2000 (42236) 2013-11-10 3:16
Oh, yeahh! I really remember this old film. I see this car has got good condition in your climate too. )))
When I watch the movies of Aki Kaurismäki, I see a lot of the old Soviet cars on the roads of Suomi(Volga, Moscvitch etc). Is it true?
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (26061)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-27
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3,5-4,5 USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Black and Whites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-26 11:32