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1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III Barris Kustoms

1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III in The Car, Movie, 1977 IMDB

Class: Cars, Custom — Model origin: US

1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III Barris Kustoms

[*][*][*][*][*] The vehicle is part of the movie

Comments about this vehicle

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winger

2005-02-04 05:53

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A l'origine, c'est une Lincoln Mark III de 1971. 5 ou 6 exemplaires ont été construites dont une seule en acier. Les autres étaient en polyesthère et détruites dans les cascades.

Saturn Simon UK

2005-12-12 17:09

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Lincoln Continental Mark III Custom

Jaqob P. NL

2006-02-05 20:15

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Cool car!

stronghold EN

2006-02-07 05:06

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Quote Cool car!

Yes..very cool.! (good film too.!)

sixcyl FR

2006-02-07 08:27

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...what a look ! :D

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-- Last edit: 2012-03-15 14:11:09 (vilero)

BeanBandit FI

2006-02-07 12:50

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Remember the Futurama episode 'The Honking'? On that episode Bender morphs to a car, and looks just like this Barris-custom.

stronghold EN

2006-02-07 15:47

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Quote ...what a look ! :D

..I've even included this in my top 100.!! :)

truckface NO

2006-03-23 10:23

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One of George Barris` creations :hello:

Explorer4x4

2006-07-03 21:46

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It doesn't really look intimidating. Late 50's Plymouths were pretty intimidating (Furys, Savoys, Plazas, Belvederes).

garco NL

2006-09-29 15:08

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-- Last edit: 2006-09-29 15:08:58

Jnelson09 US

2006-09-30 18:29

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Tell you what looks intimidating: the Dodge Magnum. Looks like a hearse.

lambolover253 US

2006-10-06 06:26

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it looks...mean :)

Kenster102.5 CA

2006-10-17 04:31

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I wonder if they used a air horn and at what voltage
And it is scary1 You think it could talk with its big grill.


-- Last edit: 2007-04-30 04:47:37

stpaulcarguy US

2006-11-08 07:08

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I love this car, I like the way the head lights look as if they're glaring at you.

truckfan US

2007-02-01 22:06

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demon car

gliffhanger NL

2007-02-01 22:08

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COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

FamousCars.de DE

2007-03-07 09:10

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[Image: thecar08_small.jpg]

more: www.famouscars.de/images/teufel-auf-raedern/teufel-auf-raedern.htm - it's in german, but don't worry, pictures got no language ;-)

chief tin cloud CH

2007-03-07 09:25

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Never heard about this one. Barris always does fine work. This one also has a slight overtone ov Exner...

nubby US

2007-06-27 01:16

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They have the movie on you tube. That car looks creepy!

ferrariphill EN

2007-07-14 21:05

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Explorer 4x4,if that car was behind You with its horns blaring away,ready to run You off the road,You'd be intimadated!

stpaulcarguy US

2008-02-24 23:23

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This car scared the crap out of me when I was a kid, still kinda creaps me out.

mr.hollwoodcar AU

2008-11-20 22:25

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http://www.sneedco.com/Pimp_Style_Cadillac_Eldorado_1.jpg

This car remindes me of this.

Animatronixx DE

2008-11-22 07:56

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How about listing the Barris cars like "1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III by Barris Kustoms" instead of just "customized"? I think we should do, because Barris isn´t yet another custom shop, but the creator of many famous movie cars and I could imagine lots of visitors of this site are especially looking for those, just to find out their makers.

stronghold EN

2008-11-22 09:54

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On my future diecast toy car website i've listed Barris as a maker, he even has his own badge.
Also of note, we already have Dean Jeffries as a maker
[Image: barriscresthd3.1883.jpg]

carfan US

2009-06-20 21:10

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I read somewhere that described The Car as being similar to the current Chrysler 300. I agree with them, similar shape, the low roof-line. if they make a remake of this movie, they may want to consider using the 300 as a car although I could come up with a dozen other better looking cars!

cooljoebay US

2010-03-04 04:57

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They just don't make cars like that anymore. Just sitting there, that car looks like its looking at you. Wasn't that a diesel horn under the hood? That would scare the daylights out of a pedestrian.

truckface NO

2010-03-21 09:23

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One of my favorite scenes, is when Lauren says: "I`d like to see what a creep like you, looks like!"(thinking that the driver would step out). Then the car does a complete 360 degree spin for her, to show what he/it looks like.

mr.mopar69 US

2012-03-16 23:55

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Explorer4x4 wrote It doesn't really look intimidating. Late 50's Plymouths were pretty intimidating (Furys, Savoys, Plazas, Belvederes).

so you're telling me that if you were driving late at night anthis car came out of nowhere with lights and horn blaring, you wouldn't be scared? I find that hard to believe

Zodiak DE

2012-03-17 21:11

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I didn't think much of the movie, but i really like the car. Looking at it now, I think there is a little bit of Nash-Healey resemblance as well.

Classic Enthusiast EN

2012-03-19 18:00

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I sometimes see one of the film cars at a local show I attend.

ngultrum IN

2012-06-27 10:03

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Bizzare Coolness

BigRiggs1 UK

2012-07-13 17:07

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Lincoln+big-ass radiator grill+enormous wings+truck horn+active exhaust = freaking terrifying car.

jenanistonfan1 US

2012-07-17 22:58

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my dad had a 69 mark III

Scoutstr295 US

2013-04-28 09:38

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Cool car, kind of a dumb movie.

mercury man 01 US

2013-04-28 10:03

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Scoutstr295 wrote Cool car, kind of a dumb movie.

Is it any good (the movie)?

Nightrider RU

2013-06-24 12:18

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^Why you're not kidding?

Nightrider RU

2013-06-24 12:27

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Gamer DE

2013-06-25 14:35

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Oh, I must have gotten those two cars mixed up. :whistle:

jenanistonfan1 US

2014-04-19 04:18

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Does anyone know what kind of engine was used in this car. :think:

somename US

2014-04-20 05:12

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^Unless it was replaced a 460.

LencoBearcatGuy US

2014-08-05 04:30

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I created a Roblox version of this vehicle. :D

Gamer DE

2014-08-05 09:04

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Can you show us? :)

LencoBearcatGuy US

2014-08-26 07:57

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Sure. Here's the link. Link to "www.roblox.com"

cortina1234 EN

2015-01-14 20:18

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The Car Looks Like It Is Glaring At You! And That Horn!

jpts AU

2015-03-10 12:36

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BeanBandit wrote Remember the Futurama episode 'The Honking'? On that episode Bender morphs to a car, and looks just like this Barris-custom.


Yeah, Bender's version was grey with his antenna on the bonnet.

GodzillaFan54 CA

2016-07-10 21:25

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I am getting that horn for my car. Loud and unexpected!

train68 US

2017-11-28 19:30

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http://pics.imcdb.org/0is129/futurama301thehonkingwn4.7379.jpg

train68 US

2018-10-03 18:47

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chief tin cloud wrote Never heard about this one. Barris always does fine work. This one also has a slight overtone ov Exner...

Because this movie wasn't such a big hit, George Barris never talked about this car very much.

Nightrider RU

2018-10-03 18:50

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Most of Barris cars aren't fine work, but tasteless junk.

dsl SX

2018-10-04 21:05

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Seems 4 examples were built for filming but [** ironic mode switched on **] sadly [** ironic mode switched off **] all four were destroyed/scrapped. However [** ironic mode switched on **] some visionary genius [** ironic mode switched off **] has built a replica - https://www.flickr.com/photos/zacks_classic_cars/24707379213/ .

mike962

2019-04-07 17:48

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-- Last edit: 2019-04-07 21:14:36 (walter)

mike962

2019-04-07 22:45

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Unlike CHRISTINE, The Car is truly evil , it kills at random

-- Last edit: 2019-04-07 22:45:20

mike962

2019-04-09 20:53

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AnimatronixX DE

2019-12-29 20:17

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IMDb Trivia wrote Car cost $84,000.00 to build.

There were four cars built for the movie. One was used for close-ups whilst three were used for stunt work. Two of the cars were destroyed in the course of making the movie. One of the cars is kept in a private collection.

According to director Elliot Silverstein, the distinctive sound the horn of The Car makes, spells out the letter X in Morse code.

The make and model of "the car" was a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III black coupe.

In order to give "the car" a "sinister" look as requested by director Elliot Silverstein, car customizer George Barris made the car's roof three inches (7.6 cm) lower than usual and altered its side fenders that same length again both higher and longer.

The technical specifications of the four versions of "the car" were as follows. They were built on a Lincoln Mark III chassis with a 460 cubic inch engine and deep-recessed chrome-plated Cragar wheels. The 18-gauge steel frame weighed 5500 pound, was 20 ft (6 m) long and 9 1/3 ft (2.8 m) wide. The cars' bodywork was painted in steel, pearl and charcoal coloring. The cars' windows were laminated in two different shades, smoked on the inside and amber on the outside, so one could see out of it but not into it.

"The Car" was specially built for this film by renowned automotive designer George Barris who had built many special vehicles for the film and TV industry including the Batmobile for Batman (1966). Publicity for the picture stated that Barris had built cars for such celebrities as Cher, Sonny Bono, Liberace, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Evel Knievel.

Twelve men worked on building four versions of "the car" for the movie for ten months. Construction took eight weeks. Many safety devices and mechanisms had to be installed for occupational safety reasons so as to protect the stuntmen who would be riding inside them.

The unique tone of the car's horn is the Hadley Ambassador Rectangular Bell horn.

Spoiler - click here to see it

There were three cars built for filming by the Barris Kustoms company in North Hollywood, California. All were built of steel and there were no fiberglass replicas made. Two were destroyed during filming; one in the house crash scene, the other in the barrel-roll over the police cars. The gloss-black main car was auctioned off in 1983, and assumed shipped to a European collector. All were built on a '69-'71 Continental Mark III. The stunt car, driven by' Everett Creach' had a locked 4:11 differential (to allow easier spinning), a 460 cubic-inch V8 engine, heavy-duty suspension, roll bar, safety harness, and amber-tinted glass. The top is lowered and the belt-line raised. Twelve craftsmen, led by Dennis Braid, built the main car in six weeks. There was a fourth steel car built, which was loosely put together over a late 70's Thunderbird. This car was shot out of a car-cannon for the final scene over the canyon.

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