The year 2007 saw the release of one of Quentin Tarantino’s less well-remembered films: Death Proof, starring Kurt Russell and myriad other big names. Now, one of the classic old Dodge muscle cars used in that film – a white, 1971 Dodge Challenger hero car – is up for grabs on auction site eBay, currently with a high bid of $13,300 and no reserve.
This 1971 Dodge Challenger sports some superficial injuries incurred during filming, many of them painted on, but the eBay listing says that it is in running, driving condition. It has a clear Texas title, and just under 39k miles on the odometer. What’s more, it still boasts many of the modifications made by the production team for the purposes of filming, including camera mounts on the underside of the car and front seats that have been chopped and reupholstered to provide a better view of the actors from the back.
Even the radio is just a fake plastic piece created to appease the cameras, which is, in itself, a fascinating conversation piece.
This 1971 Dodge Challenger is powered by a 383 Magnum V8, backed by an automatic transmission (presumably the same 3-speed TorqueFlite unit with which it left the factory). It may not be the big, bad, sinister black Charger driven by Kurt Russell’s character Mike McKay, but it’s a nifty piece of cinematic (and motoring) history nonetheless.
For more pics and info, check out the original eBay listing.