Quentin Tarantino is known not only for his masterfully shot films, where bloody scenes are elevated to the rank of high art, but also for his love for women’s legs and vehicles. We decided to talk about the latter, especially since the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was released not so long ago, where the rare Cadillac DeVille of 1966 has not the last role.
So, here are the Top 7 cars from the movies of Quentin Tarantino that have become no less recognizable than his directorial style.
1972 Pontiac Lemans (Reservoir Dogs, 1992)
Let’s start in chronological order with Tarantino’s debut film, Reservoir Dogs. The hallmark of the movie is Pontiac Lemans apple red. According to the story, Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) rides this car, bleeding into a snow-white interior.
Another interesting detail related to the cars in this movie is a chic 1966 Cadillac DeVille in which Michael Madsen’s character drove around. Michael liked the car so much that after filming ended, the Cadillac moved into the actor’s garage. Minor spoiler – the DeVille we’ll see in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the same one.
1975 Mercedes-Benz R107 (Jackie Brown, 1997)
The film adaptation of the famous novel Rum Punch was released in 1997 under the name Jackie Brown The role of the arms dealer Ordell was brilliantly played by Samuel L. Jackson, who, according to the plot, owns a black Mercedes-Benz R107.
The cabriolet fits very well into the character of the hero and the model began to be sold out even faster after the premiere. In general, cabriolets have also become popular in rental stores. Renting a convertible car in the nearest hiring service like Renty and driving around has become stylish. Rental shops were clearly happy with this trend.
1964 Chevrolet Chevy Malibu (Pulp Fiction, 1994)
The cherry-colored Chevy Malibu is also owned by Tarantino, who bought it in the summer of 1992 after the release of Reservoir Dogs.
The car has an unusual history – it was stolen immediately after the filming of Pulp Fiction, and only 19 years later it returned to Quentin. By the way, the owner who bought the car did not even suspect her fate and that she was stolen.
1978 Fleetwood Pace Arrow (From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996)
The trailer is unprepossessing, but it is American freedom itself. It was on this motor home that the main characters of the tape made their way to the Mexican hell to look at the dancing seductress Salma Hayek.
1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Crew Cab Silverado (Kill Bill: Part One, 2003)
Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) in an unequal battle gets the keys to the pretentiously tasteless Chevrolet Crew Cab Silverado pickup truck. She killed Buck the rapist, took away his keys, and is going to take revenge.
In real life, the Pussy Wagon belongs to Tarantino himself, however, it was not always so yellow and tasteless. Fans, however, like it and they massively buy souvenir cars.
1971 Dodge Challenger (Death Proof, 2007)
Tarantino himself considers this film not the best in his career, but he really respects the car. True, they simply killed her on the set, but Dodge is immortal – in 2017 it was put up for $13,300 on the eBay online auction.
Dents, scratches, and huge mileage did not frighten off buyers.
1966 Cadillac DeVille (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 2019)
This car is practically a talisman. In the Cadillac DeVille, Brad Pitt’s character Cliff Booth (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) rolls through the sunny streets, and in Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Blonde, played by the owner of the rarity Michael Madsen.
For the sake of a new “role” the Cadillac was taken out of the garage, well restored, painted in a different color, and upholstered in the cabin.