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1948 Ford Super De Luxe 'Greased Lightning' by E.P. Industries Eddie Paul [89A-76B]

1948 Ford Super De Luxe [89A-76B] in Grease, Movie, 1978 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1948 Ford Super De Luxe 'Greased Lightning' by E.P. Industries Eddie Paul [89A-76B]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle


-winger- FR

2005-02-14 05:29

C'est une Ford de mi47-1948 avec une calandre et un pare-choc modifiÚs.


2006-06-05 01:53

What model?

qwerty_86 US

2006-06-05 06:41

Deluxe, I believe. But it is modified so it's kind of hard to tell.

-- Last edit: 2006-06-05 06:42:32

Carfan US

2006-06-29 04:13

It thought this was a willys. At least that's what i've heard from most people.

stpaulcarguy US

2008-02-22 06:26

"Go Grease lightnin' your burnin' up the quarter mile."

Cycolac Fan EN

2008-04-18 00:50

Defintely a Ford, I believe a 1948.
This car is known as White Lightning, when it was painted red and had other modifications including clear hood and big wheels and fins it became known as Greased Lightning

jon US

2008-11-19 02:12

any pics of when it was junky?

rigormortor US

2010-01-05 11:45

Yeah modified grill on the front, when it was junky it was still white.

little blue US

2011-06-28 17:12

what brand is the grill, model, and year?

Craig59 US

2012-08-13 04:17

This is one of three 1948 Ford Convertibles used in Grease. The first is the "junker" that Kiniki buys. This same '48 was used for background dressing in the film, Used Cars and a picture of it can be seen on this site. The '48 above was used to represent the same car after being rebuilt and the third '48 was the red one used in the dream dance sequence.

Game-oholic 94 US

2012-10-18 20:20

I remember sitting down one night to see the scene where this car raced against the black car with the flames. I didn't know if the white car winning was a good thing or a bad thing for the storyline of the film.

train68 US

2018-08-24 23:55

It pisses me off when Leo damages this car during the drag race.

-- Last edit: 2018-10-17 01:07:34

Skywatcher68 US

2019-02-05 19:28

Eddie Paul made two white Fords for the movie. No mention of any red ones there so Barris & Dean must've been responsible for the more radical job.

-- Last edit: 2019-02-05 19:31:18

kooshmeister US

2020-01-04 07:58

Matchbox's Star Cars die cast version of this back in 1997 was an embarrassment (almost all of the Star Cars were, not the least of which is because they obtrusively included the movie/show's logo somewhere on the casting - on the car's rear in this case), using a 1933 Willys hardtop to represent a 1948 Ford:

[Image: matchbox_greased_lightning.jpg]

Hot Wheels' version is better:

[Image: greased_lightning1.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2020-01-04 08:04:45

Chika Fujiwara US

2023-03-25 00:03

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