Discover the Vintage Cars Powering Bollywood Classics

Written By  Aquib Nawab

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1. Chevrolet Bel Air

The Chevrolet Bel Air was a head-turner in the movie "Jewel Thief" back in 1967. The lead characters whipped it around during the song “Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara,” and man, did it look good. Its posh style only added to the film's already romantic allure.

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2. Mercedes Benz 300 SL 24 Convertible

Mercedes Benz 300 SL Convertible made an appearance in the Bollywood film "Dil Chahta Hai", where it quickly became a fan favorite. This vehicle is super fast, and still impresses customers to this day with its sleek design and modern specifications. The car appeared in many scenes where they road tripped from Mumbai to Goa.

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3. Jaguar E-Type

The 1978 movie "Trishul" had a memorable ride with the Jaguar E-Type. Making it stand out, it had a roaring 3.8-liter XK engine that boasted 265bhp. With the efforts of Jaguar Classic, this model was restored back to life and delivered all of its luxury and performance in front of the camera.

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4. Willys Jeep CJ3B

The unforgettable film "Aradhna" had the unforgettable Willys Jeep CJ3B. Known as Rajesh Khanna’s car in the movie, it gave a rugged yet elegant touch to the plot. Also seen in "Mere Sapnoki Rani," this is an all-around iconic ride.

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5. Ford Mustang Convertible

The Mustang Convertible, powered by a V8 engine, was showcased in Amitabh Bachchan's "Don" and thus created a tribute for vintage cars in Bollywood. It radiated an aura of elegance with every scene. It being the first Indian film to have it made this piece of art even cooler.

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6. Buick Super Convertible

In “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,” the Buick Super Convertible meant freedom and adventure. Harley Earls’ design was made perfectly for their carefree spirit. The car’s role in the film has been something audiences won’t forget.

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7. 1928 Chrysler

The 1928 Chrysler, called Champion, starred in “Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi.” Owned by the Ganguly brothers’ dad, it was cherished by the siblings and held a special place in their hearts. The fact that Kishore Kumar had a personal attachment to the vehicle added another layer to its portrayal on screen.

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Impact of Vintage Cars in Bollywood

Old vehicles are nostalgic and charming for many people. They have been a part of Bollywood classics and have helped develop the story and characters. This shows how important they were back in the day.

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