Lights! Camera! Auction! Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a car from a movie you've never heard of, and while it's ready for its close up, it may have spent too much time in make up.
Yesterday, we had a Chrysler product from a by-gone era that came with a price which made 79% of you say buh-bye to it. Today we've got another pentastar player, but this one is wearing a disguise. Top billed as a 300C, this Phantom wannabe has had a Hollywood makeover, giving it the look of a Rolls Royce in the same way Frank Langella looked like Nixon on film.
And on film is where this car got its start. Built for the movie Duel of Legends and apparently unneeded for potential sequels, this 300 could go straight to your driveway at the same time the flick goes direct to DVD. The suicide rear doors and pinching-a-loaf-squint of the headlamps bring a visual interest to the staid gangster lines of the V8 rear-driver. Despite those styling cues, the Cinemascope-big overlapping Rs on the steering wheel will be a constant reminder that you're driving something from the prop department, and not the real deal
But what really sets this car apart - what alone may make it worth the forty one grand ticket price - is the eBay ad itself. Written in blue all-caps, and in impeccable Engrish, it brings new meaning to salesmanship. Where else will you find choice scripting such as:
IF YOU WANT TO OWN A CAR THAT BRINGS MORE ATTENTION THAN EVEN $400K EXOTIC CARS, THIS ONE IS IT, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND $400,000.00 USD. TO DO IT.
IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ ALL THIS, IT WILL ONLY TAKE YOU 4 MINUTES, IF YOU DON'T YOU CAN BE MISSING OUT IN BUYING A COLLECTOR FILM CAR
So, there you have it; a real live Hollywood movie car, and an attention getter as well, for all you shrinking violets. And you can jump over it! But is all that paparazzi-luring panel work a bit over the top? And does the $41,000 asking price get a thumbs up from you reviewers? Or, is that a price that'll make you wait to see it on basic cable?
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