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unknown in Scrooged, Movie, 1988 IMDB


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Ddey65 US

2011-03-22 01:19

From what little I can see, it looks like an early-1950's Chrysler.

big dave VA

2011-03-23 01:54

I make it to be a 1951 Chevrolet.

Commander 57 US

2011-03-23 02:05

That's what I thought at first but something doesn't look right.
Either it's a modified '51 Chevy or something else altogether.

AMC man

2011-10-18 22:30

It is a 1954 Hudson Jet Link to "upload.wikimedia.org"

atom SE

2011-10-31 01:13



2011-10-31 01:33

What is a Schizo?

chicomarx BE

2011-10-31 01:34

:D Think about it.

dsl SX

2011-10-31 01:59

We are.

Commander 57 US

2011-10-31 13:49

Hold on.
It that's a Hudson Jet it's been substantially modified.

Note in particular the upper grille bar.


2011-11-03 00:01

To me it looks a little small to be a 1951 Chevrolet Link to "www.hotautoweb.com" that is part of the reason I thought it was a 1954 Hudson jet http://www.nashnut.com/ba09-54jet1.jpg but the bumper doesn't match either one of thous, to help figure out what kind of car this is can someone please name more possibilities?

Commander 57 US

2011-11-03 00:51

Quite interesting.
You would think with such a good front view, someone could identify it.
Modified car?


2011-11-03 01:36

After noticing the angles on the grill I also want to say a 1951 Chevrolet, but the hood doesn't look right, and the car just looks to small to be a 1951 Chevrolet.

Commander 57 US

2011-11-03 03:05

Try this on for size -- a 1950 Plymouth with some missing front trim and a substitute bumper.

Link to "static.howstuffworks.com"

Does the subject car have a divided windshield or am I seeing something behind the car through the front and rear windows?

-- Last edit: 2011-11-03 03:07:48


2011-11-03 03:24

Could work but the shape of the hood does not seen to match, how bout a 1950 Ford with a modified center of the grill? http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/1950-ford-custom-crestliner-1.jpg

Commander 57 US

2011-11-03 03:53

Hmmm.... Not bad.
Any other candidates?
Or shall we conclude this is definitely a modified car?

Any possibility of it being a non-USA product?
Or maybe a Mopar export model, perhaps?

-- Last edit: 2011-11-03 03:54:02


2011-11-03 16:29

we have 1951 Chevrolet http://www.bigislandchronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1951-chevy.jpg 1951 Ford with those two bullet things removed Link to "clubs.hemmings.com" a 1950 Plymouth with some missing trim Link to "img.searching-site.com" a 1949 Pontiac Link to "www.pontiacuk.com" a 1954 Hudson Jet Link to "upload.wikimedia.org" or maybe a 1951 Kaiser Henry J http://nozama.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed05fc288330111686438d0970c-400wi can you think of more candidates?

-- Last edit: 2011-11-03 16:33:23

Commander 57 US

2011-11-03 16:50

Amazing the possible variety.
Does anyone have this movie? If so, is there a better view of the car?

(inactive user)

2011-11-03 16:54

I agree with big dave.

Commander 57 US

2011-11-03 17:28

That probably comes the closest but the upper grille bar in the subject photo is thin and comes straight down on the sides.
The '51 Chevy's is thicker and comes down at an angle.


2011-11-03 18:34

Isn't it also a little small to be a 1951 Chevrolet?


2011-11-03 18:36

Is that a logo on the hood? or just a reflection?

Commander 57 US

2011-11-03 18:55

I wondered about that too. Hard to say.

Car seems to be rather stark and trimless for an early '50's vehicle. Not even a sign of a hood ornament.
Increases the likelihood of alteration.


2011-11-03 20:06

I guess it could be a 1950 Plymouth with some trim missing the grill bars seem skinny enough to match, but the shape of the hood does not seem to match, so my main hunch would be a 1951 Ford with the bullet nose missing, what is your thought on that.

-- Last edit: 2011-11-03 20:06:42


2011-11-03 20:12

Before we confirm that it is some sort of customized US car can you say the likelihood of a non US car.

ingo DE

2011-11-03 20:24

It's definetely nothing German, British or French.


2011-11-21 20:22

This has got to be the 1950 Plymouth http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2362/1511862547_9f1526c6ae.jpg the grill bars come to far under the headlights to be a 1950 Ford, the grill bars are to skinny to be a 1951 Chevrolet, they are not slanted enough to be a 1954 Hudson Jet, the fenders match the 1950 Plymouth and so do the grill, I dont see what else it could be?

-- Last edit: 2011-11-23 00:38:23

BrentMosher420 US

2015-05-21 13:21

Ddey65 wrote From what little I can see, it looks like an early-1950's Chrysler.

That was my initial guess as well, but the bumper is different, grille bar is sharper, and trim is much simpler and not as extravagant, not to mention that it's far to small (just look at how tiny it looks compared to the Checker)... :think: One thing I noticed is that it's very dull and un-flashy for a 1950s American car. My guess is that it's either something for the Canadian market (according to IMDB some of the movie was filmed in Toronto) or something from a less mainstream American make (Nash, perhaps?), although I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility of something foreign. Still a fascinating case either way, amazing that it's yet to be solved. Keeps me up at night!

rjluna2 US

2016-09-28 17:27

It looks like 1951 Chevrolet with missing bumper guards to me :think:


mike962 DE

2016-09-28 23:59

so is it settled a Chevy then ?

BrentMosher420 US

2016-10-01 00:25

I really, really want to agree just to get it out of the "unknown" category, but...

Commander 57 wrote That probably comes the closest but the upper grille bar in the subject photo is thin and comes straight down on the sides.
The '51 Chevy's is thicker and comes down at an angle.

Also, don't you think it looks a little small in physical size compared to the Checker?

Gamer DE

2019-12-20 21:54

Crazy idea, but one of the filming locations is Toronto - could it be one of those mix-n-match Canadian mopars, the Dodges with Plymouth trim and grilles?

Baube QC

2019-12-20 21:58

i can see the assembly line with a bunch of " spare parts " barrels along the way... :D

IHateFreedom US

2020-01-09 01:39

This was filmed in Queens, not Toronto.


2020-12-12 10:17

51 Chevy convertible quite clearly. Dark color and pecualiar lighting conditions makes it look smaller than it really is, I think.

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