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1970 Adams Probe 16 [AB4]

1970 Adams Probe 16 [AB4] in A Clockwork Orange, Movie, 1971 IMDB

Class: Cars, Proto / Concept — Model origin: UK

1970 Adams Probe 16 [AB4]

Position 00:07:35 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


sixcyl FR

2005-10-19 00:49

C'est probablement une création automobile spéciale pour le film?


2005-10-19 12:34

I think I know this one. It's a thing called a Probe, one of a series of specials designed by Dennis Adams in the UK in the late 60s and early 70s. I think at least one of the Probe variants was available as a kit car.

Alexander DE

2005-10-19 13:27

pie-man, you are absolutely right!

It is the Adams Probe 16 (1970) of which only three were built.


mgisbert ES

2005-11-05 17:34

Only built 1 prototype;the car still exists now, where? ...I don't know, but is a Marcos Mantis.See in the -Book Cars in Films,edited by Haynes-www.haynes.co.uk

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sixcyl FR

2005-11-05 17:53

So, should we rename it as Marcos Mantis Adams Probe 16?

Alexander DE

2005-11-05 19:53

It is definitely not a Marcos. Read here about the three cars that were made:

stronghold EN

2005-11-05 22:18

..One of the kit car firms that built this car was known as Centaur.

-- Last edit: 2005-12-22 01:50:48

mgisbert ES

2005-11-08 23:38

Je veux faire une precision;Pendant les Années 1969-1970 sont fabriqués a l'usine Marcos 32 Mantis designées par Mr. Dennis Adams;Equipées avec le Moteur Triumph TR6 2498cc. 143CV a 5700trmn.Malheuesement, L'usine Fait "Fallide".Et le prototype du film c'est unique et Mr. Adams sour la basse de Marcos Mantis, a realize quelques modifications, mais ne peut utilisser le nom Marcos.Quel nom? ...C'est trop difficile poser une denomination,surement Christianne Veuve Mr.Kubrick a de meilleur information.

Probe 16 CA

2005-12-03 00:51

Alexander is helpful in providing the link. This was not a kit car, but rather a manufactured and serialized car. Only 3 were made by the Adams brothers. As I understand, it was the lowest (height) car ever manufactured, as well as the fewest cars ever manufactured. I have the only one still intact. All original. Perhaps I will sell it someday, as I don't get to drive it.

-- Last edit: 2005-12-03 00:57:02

garco NL

2006-05-26 14:30

I see different headlights...


2006-11-06 20:27

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"The Durango 95 purred away real horrorshow. A nice, warm vibratey feeling all through your guttiwuts. Soon it was trees and dark, my brothers, with real country dark. We fillied around for a while with other travelers of the night, playing Hogs of the Road. Then we headed west. What we were after now was the old suprise visit. That was a real kick, and good for laughs and lashings of the old ultra-violent."

Constantin DE

2007-02-12 11:01

Dear Probe 16
I have been looking for probes all over the world, are you Mr Phillip Karam by any chance?
Apparently they have found another probe 16, which I am currently trying to buy. I would be very interested to talking to you. I also would be grateful if you could contact me either under constantinschmidtthome@t-online.de or constantinschmidtthome@hotmail.de

Yours sincerly Constantin S.-T.

probe 16 CA

2007-07-14 03:58

Yes Constantin, it is I. I guess you could have reached me through the phone book. In any case, try karam@rogers.com

-- Last edit: 2007-07-14 03:59:00

durango95 US

2008-02-10 03:33

friggen cooolest movie car

ProwlerX US

2008-02-29 05:15

Your user name salutes it I see ;)

ewan SX

2009-12-30 15:29

For anyone interested this website: www.probe2001.com holds comprehensive information on the Adams brothers Probe series of cars

dominicmgm EN

2018-11-07 22:16

This appeared on an episode of Blue Peter. Since Kubrick was British for most of his life, maybe he got it from there, or he thought the car looked cool and futuristic. (It's a highly likely chance that it was the same car used on Blue Peter, since it's extremely rare.

14stutz US

2020-10-07 23:38

A similar car, s/n AB3, Orange in colour, sold for $184,000 during the online sale conducted by Bonhams in August, 2020.
The auction catalog originally said it was the Clockwork Orange film car, but the claim was later withdrawn...so it was either not the car, or it is...but can't be proven.

With only three produced, you'd think it would have a known history, however that car was said to have been originally owned by a member of the "Cream" rock group and is signed by Clockwork Orange film star Malcolm McDowell

dsl SX

2020-10-08 00:48

From the Bonhams listing in Aug 2020:

"Of the three M-505 Probe 16s built, the first was sold to American songwriter Jim Webb and is believed to have caught fire and burned beyond repair. The second Probe 16 with chassis number AB/3 is the car offered here. It was completed in 1969 and exhibited at that year's Earls Court Motor Show. The Daily Telegraph Magazine cooperated with the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufactures to show the Probe 16 on the IBCAM stand, and it won the design award as the Best British Styling Exercise. Powering the Probe 16s was a BMC 1.8-Litre OHV inline 4-cylinder engine, tuned by JanSpeed, and mounted transversely in the chassis. AB/3 was then sold to bassist Jack Bruce, later owned by Canadian car designer Dr. Clyde Kwok, ad then bought by the current owner, another Canadian collector in 1983. AB/3 remains the most original of the three examples produced. AB/4 was displayed at the "Pollock Auto Showcase" in USA until being returned to the U.K. around 1990, by Colin Feyerbend, where it was undergoing a complete rebuild and restoration.

The Probe 16 in "A Clockwork Orange", nicknamed Durango 95, was RHD, so could only be one of the later two of the three made (the car offered here AB/3, or AB/4), as the first car was LHD.

And then an added postscript to that webpage throws things in the air:
"Further information about the three Probe 16 cars produced has recently come to light, and it is now clear that the car offered here, AB/3, was not the car seen in 'A Clockwork Orange'. Furthermore, the 'Jimmy Webb' Probe 16, (AB/2, the first of the three cars built), exists and does not appear to have been involved in a fire, as described in the catalogue."

So Bonhams now say this film car was AB4, presumably because someone gave them a strong complaint and/or piece of evidence.

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