Classic cars that superstar Amitabh Bachchan used in 1978 movie Don [Video]

Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been in the industry for a very long time. He has played several roles in his movies. Amitabh Bachchan is known for his love for cars and the same reflects in his garage as well. He has a collection of luxury and vintage cars in his garage. One of the movies that made him a super star in Bollywood industry was 1978 Action thriller movie Don. In this movie, the actor played the role of a underworld criminal Don. The character uses several cars in this movie and here we have a small video that shows what all classic cars did the actor drive or use in the movie.

The video been uploaded  by Retro Classics India on their YouTube channel. The first car shown in the video is a long boat like American classic sedan, Chevrolet Impala. The actor uses the Red colour Impala to meet with other smugglers and later escape from the spot after cops find his location. The car had a very long wheelbase and was powered by a V8 engine.

Next car shown in the video is a Buick Super sedan. The white car with red roof was again used in a police chase sequence in the movie. The actor is seen driving the car rashly through the roads of Mumbai. He finally crashes the car to  a tree after he suddenly finds a closed railway gate in front of him. The car is a four door sedan and had long wheelbase like any other car during that time.

Classic cars that superstar Amitabh Bachchan used in 1978 movie Don [Video]

Next car to be seen in the video is a Ford Mustang Mach 1 convertible. This is a proper muscle car and is shown in Red and black dual tone shade. In the movie, Amitabh Bachchan is using this car during one of his deals. Ford Mustang is one of the iconic cars and In India there are some well maintained examples of vintage Ford Mustangs with collectors. The one seen here is a convertible and has functional air scoops on the bonnet. It used a 4.9 litre V8 engine and for a car from that period, Mustang looked very aggressive.

Another car that the actor did not drive but was driven around in the movie was Chevrolet Chevy II Nova. The car is used in a scene where the actor along with his friends are being chased by a cop in the movie. The car was available with a V8 and a straight six engine options.

These are some of the car that the actor used in the movie. Most of the cars that are shown in the video are American. As mentioned above, Amitabh Bachchan himself is a car enthusiast and has a collection cars in his garage. Recently, he was gifted Ford Prefect vintage car which was once owned by Bachchan family. He also owns range of high end vehicles like  Bentley Continental GT, Lexus LX570, Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Mini Cooper S, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and many more vehicles.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)