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1959 Chevrolet Biscayne

1959 Chevrolet Biscayne in Olsen-banden på spanden, Movie, 1969 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US — Made for: DK

1959 Chevrolet Biscayne

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

Comments about this vehicle


Weasel1984 PL

2007-10-09 21:32

[Image: 1959chevroletbelair1hy7.9017.jpg] [Image: 1959chevroletbelair2hn7.9866.jpg]

rjluna2 US

2007-10-10 03:44

More like 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne due to trim ends at front door.

DynaMike NL

2007-10-10 12:45

Agreed. Btw, nice yellow Saab behind the Chevy.

Weasel1984 PL

2007-10-11 18:43

Seems a brand new one '69 model (the SAAB).

-- Last edit: 2007-10-11 18:43:50

rjluna2 US

2007-10-23 02:08

I see mirror and the side marker on the fender. Is this a requirement for Denmark?

58Roadmaster US

2007-10-23 03:52

This looks like the ex-taxicab I found on base in Mosul. See the Misc section of the forums for the pics.

ingo DE

2009-11-09 11:47

In the past, up the early 80ies, usually all cars had not such a long life, due the weak or totally missing rust-conservation. This goes for all countries. So then you could see several 5-7 year-old cars on junkyards.

Lateef NO

2009-11-09 14:11

Could be possible. After filming I'll bet some fan or it's original owned acquired it and stored it in a barn or something. It is unlikely that they wanted to ruin a car after shooting of a film that is so famous, even by a small public. However I think it will be more valuable to fans if it's kept in this condition.

-- Last edit: 2009-11-09 14:12:46

ingo DE

2009-11-09 15:21

leoz wrote
But at least these cars are restored and in good condition today.
... Right?

Only the few survivors. Of normal all-day-cars after maximum 15-20 years over 90% of all ever made ones were wrecked and crushed! O.k., we shouldn't ignore the cars, which were exported to Africa (at least in Germany nowadays a big thing). The more basic and cheap cars were wrecked much earlier than higher priced cars. Exclusive cars, Convertibles and sports cars were not so often wrecked (but several were totaled by accidents).
The cars, were about 99% of were wrecked after some years, are basic estates and delivery versions - noone takes care of them. They are tools for working and not showroom-beauties.

Have you been on classic car meetings? There you can see many formerly higher priced, exclusive cars and sports cars, but not so many simple all-day-vehicles.

Or just look around on junkyards, what cars were wrecked today in masses.

ingo DE

2009-11-09 15:51

@leoz: annother example: /vehicle_243624-Citroen-Visa-Decouvrable-1984.html

Hyperrare, but wrecked after 10 years. And its extreme rarity has no relation for its value and prices.

A scrapyard in 1973: /movie_70559-Prenez-la-queue-comme-tout-le-monde.html

An 8-year-old high-performance sports car: /vehicle_200954-Iso-Rivolta-IR-300-GT-1965.html - a real scene, not a car, wrecked for the movie.

-- Last edit: 2009-11-09 16:03:07


2010-04-04 23:40

Of all the classic American cars the Olsen Gang used i think this is one of the best

-- Last edit: 2012-06-05 22:30:13

ayba US

2020-11-29 09:52

What's the difference between a coupé and 2-door sedan?

Dmitry_P RU

2020-11-29 10:03

^ That is my question too, something I never understood about american cars.

johnfromstaffs EN

2020-11-29 12:31

Generally, a Coupé will have a revised roofline. The outline shape of 2 door “sedan” will be the same, seen in silhouette, as a 4 door “sedan”, but the Coupé will differ. The roof will probably be lower, or longer or more of a fastback shape.

-- Last edit: 2020-11-29 12:35:52

Dmitry_P RU

2020-11-29 12:56

Thank you.

johnfromstaffs EN

2020-11-29 13:04

You are welcome, it’s a bit of a generalisation, and no doubt someone will find an exception, but it seems to work. The 30s/40s vogue for three window “business coupés” probably started it.

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