Email Classic: Movie Makers Desperately Looking For A Beige Chevette, Like In The Attached Image (Updated)

(Update:  I just heard back from them. They acknowledge that they’re not car experts. And the shooting dates have been pushed off to December/January. So if anyone knows of a beige 1985 or earlier Chevette in Virginia. Coincidentally, that’s exactly the color of the one Eric703 found in Virginia and posted here in 2018. Wonder if it’s still there?)

I got the following urgent request email the other day. Said they need a 1985 or earlier beige Chevette. Then I took a look at the image they attached and referred to. Umm, Never mind.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am working for a German documentary film production company. Currently, we are shooting a documentary in the US, in Virginia – mainly the area of Charlottesville – that is set in 1985. For some scenes we need a car, a beige Chevrolet Chevette pre 1985 (similar to the one in the picture attached). 

This might be a bit of a long shot – but maybe you could help me with finding one or indicate where I could look for one. 

The matter is quite pressing as we need to rent the car between the 14th and 19th of September 2021. Any recommendation or hint would be very much appreciated!

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance and sending my best regards from Berlin

Maike Carstensen

Production Assistant

Fruitmarket Arts and Media

+49 176 21434359


My response:

Hi Maike,
I would gladly help you out by asking our readers, but the car in that attached image is absolutely not a Chevette. It’s a gen1 VW Scirocco.