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1971 Mercury Montego

1971 Mercury Montego in Gone in 60 Seconds, Movie, 1974 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1971 Mercury Montego

Position 00:53:17 [*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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antp BE

2004-10-11 21:18

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Starts the chase with the Ford Mustang, so it is seen a lot

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Reused at the end as wrecked car for another role:

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And another one which does not last long:

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Also as police car, moved to a separate page: /vehicle_358071-Mercury-Montego-1970.html


-- Last edit: 2011-04-15 11:26:04

Q-Ball JP

2007-07-06 04:57

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1-Baker-11

patriot788 US

2008-06-12 23:36

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the first photo, and the set with the Mustung are actually 1971 Montegos, the black and white police car is a 1970 model.

MrTaft AU

2008-08-31 07:01

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Halicki kept the Montego used as 1-Baker-11 as he did Eleanor; it is seen outside the Cinerama Dome in "The Junkman" behind the Mustang. I wonder if it is still around today as Eleanor is? That would be sweet. It was also still in running condition. In "Gone", after filming the jump scene at the end (and 1-Baker-11's big crash), they went back and filmed all the close-ups of Phil Woods and Butch Stockton driving at the construction zone and other areas. In behind-the-scenes photos you can see them filming through the windshield with the front of the car completely trashed.

Skid US

2012-02-26 20:03

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The green Montego, seen driving on two wheels in the sixth thumbnail, is a different car involved at a couple of points early in the chase.

maxman CA

2012-11-07 01:27

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Would LAPD really spring for a Mercury as an undercover car? Wouldn't an LTD suffice?

Sandie SX

2012-11-07 01:33

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Bear in mind that the LAPD also used such Mercurys as squad cars (though not, I believe 1971 models) so would most likely use the same cars for both purposes.

cudak888 US

2012-11-07 01:36

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Sandie wrote Bear in mind that the LAPD also used such Mercurys as squad cars (though not, I believe 1971 models) so would most likely use the same cars for both purposes.


Didn't the LAPD order Montegos in 1970? Still doesn't add up, as 1-Baker-11 is a Long Beach undercover car.

Might not even be a '71. Given the front-end damage before the chase even started, and knowing Halicki's penchant for piecing together stuff, it might be a kludge with a different front clip.

-Kurt

-- Last edit: 2012-11-07 01:40:35

vistacruiser67 US

2013-07-30 18:31

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Butch Stockton stunt driver and defacto actor. I always loved these 70-71 Montegos. This was an unmarked police car. Commentary track said it was a 428 car? Or would it have been a 429 in this year of a car?

Q-Ball wrote 1-Baker-11


-- Last edit: 2013-07-30 18:32:04

vistacruiser67 US

2013-07-30 18:34

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This Montego can be seen briefly in the 1982 movie Junkman from the rooftop scene before the actor falls off. Its behind Eleanor. Gone In 60 Seconds painted on the trunk. Halicki must have kept it as a promotion car for the movie.

vistacruiser67 US

2013-07-30 18:36

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/vehicle_358071-Mercury-Montego-1970.html


Yes LAPD had some black and white Montegos. There is one or two black and white Montegos in this movie. In the dirt chase scene. There were actually 3 unmarked Montegos in this movie. This one, a tan one, and a green one that goes on its side early in the chase which could easily be mistaken for 1 Baker 11 but it is not. Commentary track of DVD backs this up. Black and white Montegos also were on the TV show Police Story a few seasons in I remember.


cudak888 wrote

Didn't the LAPD order Montegos in 1970? Still doesn't add up, as 1-Baker-11 is a Long Beach undercover car.

Might not even be a '71. Given the front-end damage before the chase even started, and knowing Halicki's penchant for piecing together stuff, it might be a kludge with a different front clip.

-Kurt


-- Last edit: 2013-07-30 18:39:40

maxman CA

2013-11-18 07:36

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vistacruiser67 wrote Commentary track said it was a 428 car? Or would it have been a 429 in this year of a car?


No, the 429 was not available on the Montego in '71.

I can believe it had a police-spec 428.

Buc84 US

2014-04-12 20:59

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If you look verrrrry closely,it's got a '71 Grille,but '70 headlight extentions? And as I recall,you'd see these 1970/71 Montego's on the road all the time 'in the day' with busted out center grilles??? And yes,LAPD did have '70 Montegos,another show you'll see them in is in the background on "Adam-12"?

cudak888 US

2014-07-18 04:15

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Buc84 wrote If you look verrrrry closely,it's got a '71 Grille,but '70 headlight extentions? And as I recall,you'd see these 1970/71 Montego's on the road all the time 'in the day' with busted out center grilles??? And yes,LAPD did have '70 Montegos,another show you'll see them in is in the background on "Adam-12"?


Halicki didn't confine his front-end swaps to Mustangs for this film, apparently.

The hood has no Mercury badge on it either, which indicates that the hood is a '70 as well (1971 moved the badge to the hood because of the eggcrate grille). From the looks of the front end damage, chances are the center of the grill, the nose trim, and one end cap were affected, and only the grill center was swapped. It's pretty safe to say that the hood wasn't swapped.

With that said, I propose the following revision: 1-Baker-11 is a 1970 Mercury Montego, not a 1971.

-Kurt

-- Last edit: 2014-07-18 04:16:46

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