Blade's Dodge Charger Info

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thebatfan

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Does anyone know who has the Dodge Charger from the Blade movies? Were there more than one? Any specs on the car? Pix?
 

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blownhemi

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Way back when I had a subscription to Hot Rod and Car Craft, one of those two did a write up or blurb on it. From what I can remember, it was a 383 car, nothing special. I just remember being disappointed it wasn't rocking a 440 or Elephant or really much to speak of in the go fast goodies department. Still, I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

Yeah, not much info, but it's something. :lol
 

FRENCH

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Hi,

Not sure it s the real thing, but it s in Switzerland and looks really close to the one in the movie. It was equiped with 474 strocker, and now back to 440.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX4mymdn6Q4

Most of the time the car used in the movies or sitcoms are basic version and sometimes even worse. Fast & Furious 70 charger was equiped a ... 350 chevy block and a fake blower !

383 is the most commonly used on the screen. 3 exceptions to my knowledge : Some General Lee were Hemis, 440-6 and 440ci, Kowalski Challi was a 440 and Bullit's Charger is a Hemi too (the sound of the engine was even used to overdub Mc Queen's Mustang !!!).

You can find these information quite easily now on the web.

Best regards
 
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dbuck

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Yup. Cars are not always what they seem in the movies. Mcqueen's Bullitt mustang was a 390 in the hero version, but the stunt car was a small block because of the weight, despite what Wikipedia says.


Note: that info comes from a policeman friend who worked on the movie blocking streets for the chase.
 
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FRENCH

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I didn't know about the 'stang small block, thanks !

Wikipededia is all about crap, especially when it comes to cars. The French version of the Plymouth's Roadrunner page is just a huge joke made of crap and automated translation of American web articles... For exemple, it s says the it was the fastest muscle available, then it says that it was equiped with a 383, then it says that was the only one equiped with the Elephant and one paragraph later, that it was an option (true, but doesn t match the rest of the rest of the article). If only I knew the great guy who wrote this ****...

People who knows about muscle in Europe are as rare as big block equipped muscle cars... Even if the Dutch, German and the Swiss seems to be more concerned.

I saw recently an article about a French sport car and the photo was a picture of a clone ! So sad !

DON T BELIEVE WIKI WHEN IT COMES TO CARS !
 
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