I was inspired by this video in 2011, too late to buy a camera and try it myself on a looming 4,350-km one-way road trip. The music might or mightn’t be to your taste, and we see how much better cameras weren’t when this was made (most of two decades ago). What a fun trip this looks to have been! Right side mirror tipped down deliberately so the camera can’t see it—a common thing to do in TV and movie production, as it seems. Let’s see how long it will take for someone to pick out the year, make, and model of this car.
I Want My CCTV: Drop-Top Motion-Stop
– Posted on June 17, 2021
Never saw this before. I’m going to say ’67 Mustang.
I was going to say old Mustang too, but not a ’67… That car’s interior looks like the inspiration for my own 2007 Mustang.
Upon reviewing images on the interwebs, it can’t be a first gen Mustang….
The dash is on the featured car is too straight.
I watched without sound because I’m in the office, but damn, that picture quality is lousy.
I’m going with a ’66 Chrysler 300. I thought while watching that the car was more intermediate sized, but racking my brain and clicking through a couple interior/exterior photos of possible candidates led me to this conclusion. I’m now very curious to know for sure.
I’ll say it’s a ’65 or ’66 Chrysler 300.
I’m with Aaron, and will narrow it down to a 66 based on the door panels.
In addition to the door panels, the other clues are the good ornament (’65 didn’t have one) and the button for the glove box latch ( 65 was above the door rather than in the middle).
Agreed, I am going by the round dash top above the speedometer. Would it have had to have been a 300 to get both outside mirrors, or would a Newport have qualified. Otherwise it could be a New Yorker as well, if it came in a convertible.
That RH sideview mirror is a type that was attached with two screws to numerous front doors and the occasional fender—both of the left and right variety—as often by the Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth dealer as by the factory—between about 1963 and 1967 or so
I say 1966 Chrysler 300 🙂
The video is framed in such a way that it makes the car appear to be much smaller than it actually is. I was at first thinking Dart or Valiant.
Whoa… you guys are good. It almost looked to narrow in the video to be a 300.
What’s up with washing the car in a car wash with the top down? (at the 3:22 mark)
I wondered about that, myself—and leaving it in car parks overnight with the top down. Not that putting the top up would offer much protection against a thief with a jackknife, but what if it rains?
(I also wonder what went wrong that required pushing the car into a service bay for what was apparently a fast and easy fix. Ballast resistor…?)
Cool video. It appears to have been made closer to 20 years ago, around 2003.
Ah! Right you are. I first saw it a decade ago, but yeah, that video quality aligns better with © 2003 than with 2011.
I knew it couldn’t be a cheapo economy car because of the cranked vent windows. My first thought was ’64 Buick full-size, but the parallel wipers ruled that out.
I remember when this first came out and it inspired me as well. I now do time lapse vids of my road trips whenever I can.
I grew up in the back seat of convertibles. Parents new 1955 Olds Starfire, then a 1960 T-Bird conv. I bought my own new autos, 1974 Buick conv., 1976 Eldo conv. Now have a 1966 T-Bird conv. Nothing better then night-time, top down, driving. Age 70, one last cross country road trip, in a rented convertible is on my retirement bucket list
Thank you for sharing this fine video .
As a geezer who’s criss crossed America many times, I can tell you DON’T WAIT ~ to – morrow might not come and the roads are getting less interesting if safer .