So You Thought The Four Door Trans-Am Was Weird? How About The Oddest Movie Corvette Of All Time?


So You Thought The Four Door Trans-Am Was Weird? How About The Oddest Movie Corvette Of All Time?

(By Greg Rourke) – Recently Brian showed us a Trans Am stretch limo. Okay, I’ll see your T/A and raise you a 1979 Vette stretch. One with genuine Hollywood provenance.

In 1999 we had the flick Mystery Men. Didn’t see it? Neither did anyone else. It was about a group of superheros, in their own minds anyway, trying to defeat insane supervillain Casanova Frankenstein. The good guys included Invisible Boy, who was only invisible only when no one was looking. The Bowler, who threw a bowling ball. Blue Raja, who threw forks. The Spleen, who threw air biscuits. And William H. Macy as The Shoveller, who was just really really great at shoveling. Their weapons were supplied by a mad scientist who only made armaments that wouldn’t hurt anyone. They drove around Champion City in The Shovellers 1959 Rambler station wagon. That is, until they found a Herkimer Battle Jitney, the finest non-lethal fighting vehicle produced.
Casanova Frankenstein’s mode of transport was this 1979 Vette, with about 20 feet added to the middle to accommodate his henchmen the Disco Boys. Dig those full length side pipes. And the T tops for the rear seat passengers. The paint scheme reminiscent of the highly non-collectible 1978 Pace Car Vette.  From what I could find it was last for sale in 2007 on evilBay, with a buy it now of 25 large.
Not sure I’d cough up that kinda cash for this piece of movie memorabilia. The Herkimer Battle Jitney on the other hand…
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8 thoughts on “So You Thought The Four Door Trans-Am Was Weird? How About The Oddest Movie Corvette Of All Time?

  1. john

    Don’t ask the driver to stop at the nearest Dairy Queen…if they make it in they damn well won’t make it out!

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  2. Matt Cramer

    For some reason, the cops in that movie all drove late ’60s Dodge Chargers, too. Perhaps the only movie where they had that generation Charger get so much screen time without wrecking any of them.

    It’s a great send-up of superhero movies. And yes, I’d much rather have the Herkimer Battle Jitney.

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  3. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    What’s with you guys?

    Do you deliberately try to wind us up posting pictures of such piles of absolute shit? There’s a limit to what the genuine car lovers amongst us can take and you have well and truly passed it this time ! If I lived near where this thing was being sold I’d burn it to the ground and put the vendor in hospital safe in the thought that it would never be seen again!

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  4. SSNOVA427

    Could this be the work of Jay Ohrberg, master builder of anything limo? Google him. It`ll make yer eyes hurt. Especially the early 60`s style widebody .

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  5. Chris Larsen

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that car. I was working at Cinema Vehicle Services when we built that car. I quit there in 2001 and the car kinda fell into disrepair after completion of the movie. I think the oddest movie limo we made was the AMC Pacer limo for Wayne’s World 2. That car took 7 Pacers being cut up to make that limo. As for odd movie Corvettes, I think this one and the Vettes from Corvette Summer take the cake.

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