Top Vintage Cars Used in Old Bollywood Movies
From a Willys Jeep CJ3B in Aradhna to a Buick Super Convertible in ZNMD, Bollywood has showcased an extravagant range of vintage cars to its fan. With a long history of elegant vintage cars, Bollywood's love for them is pretty imminent.
These vintage cars make superior modes of transportation in the scenes and act as a symbol of fine taste. The vintage cars used in Bollywood will take you for a classy thrilling ride. Let's see which vintage vehicles made it to Bollywood movies without further ado!
Chevrolet Bel Air
You might have seen this beauty in the movie ‘Jewel Thief,' a 1967 Dev Anand movie. The famous film also stars popular actress Tanuja in the lead role. Chevrolet Bel Air was the ride for the leading stars for the song Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara.'
Have you seen the movie, “Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi?" The hit film features Madhubala and the three Ganguly brothers, Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Anoop Kumar. But the biggest star in the movie was the 1928 Chrysler, owned by their father Kunjalal Ganguly, which was lovingly named Champion in the movie. Kishore had special memories associated with his father and the car and so he included it in the movie. Ironically, Kishore made this film as a tax write-off and was annoyed when it became a success.
Buick Super Convertible
One of the most remarkable and enjoyable parts of the film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,” was when the cast rode around the beautiful Buick Super Convertible. Harley Earl, the designer of this car, first introduced this gorgeous automobile in the 40s. The Buick model perfectly set the fun and vacation mood for the film.
Ford Mustang Convertible
‘Don,' Amitabh Bachchan's 1978 hit features one of the most iconic vintage wheels of all time – the Ford Mustang Convertible. The convertible has been a part of many American classic hits. But, Don was the first Indian film to feature the Ford Mustang Convertible.
Trishul, a 1978 movie, was applauded for its choice of cars. One of the most fantastic vintage cars that happened to feature in the film was the Jaguar E-Type. The Chevy Impala looked outstanding in the only few scenes it appeared.
Willys Jeep CJ3B
Does the Willys Jeep CJ3B look a tad familiar to you? That is because Bollywood's one of the most iconic films, ‘Aradhna' features it. During the filming of this movie, Willy's Jeep CJ3B was the top pick for tasteful cars. The car is famous as Rajesh Khanna's ride for the melody, ‘Mere Sapnoki Rani.'
Mercedes Benz 300 SL 24 Convertible
Last but not the least, Bollywood movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai' afeatures a Mercedes Benz 300 SL Convertible. It is one of the cars that even the current youth finds relatable and impressive. A significant part of the film was shot on the cast making a road trip from Mumbai to Goa on this vintage car.
So, which of these vintage cars in Bollywood movies is your favourite?