Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thunderbird Convertible from Thelma & Louise on display...

Ridley Scott's 1991 road trip movie Thelma & Louise, starring the magnificent Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, was a genre defining piece of cinematic history and this is the iconic 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible that featured in the movie.

1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible from Thelma & Louise
1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Thelma & Louise
Thelma & Louise 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Thelma Louise 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Thelma and Louise 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Thelma & Louise movie
Turquoise 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Thelma Louise
Thelma Louise Thunderbird Convertible movie car
One of many identical cars used in the filming of the movie, apparently this turquoise Thunderbird was used primarily for close-up shots and was obviously not the car that went over the Arizona desert cliff at the end of the movie.

This picture car was photographed on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum on December 16, 2012.

Thelma & Louise movie poster
Thelma and Louise movie poster
Buy the movie: Thelma & Louise (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]

2 comments:

  1. What cliff and location was used for that fateful decision? I am from Arizona and would love to visit. Did a car actually go off the cliff as incinuated above, or was it fabricated? I am a "Louise" and have a "Thelma". We just drove my dad's old '82 dodge ram pickup from upstate N.Y. to Arizona that he gave to me. It had no working speedometer and no A/C. We adorned the truck w/ " Thelma and Louise ride again" and other fun items like vintage neckerchiefs blowing out our windows. We got the thumbs up often, lots of smiles and honks. An unforgettable journey.....

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  2. Apparently the cliff standing in for the Grand Canyon at the end of the movie is in Dead Horse Point State Park, near Moab, Utah. Thanks for sharing!

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