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WW2 STAFF CAR MOVIES LIST

Post by AVG » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:50 am

Feel free to post to add to list of movies with staff cars:

PLYMOUTH P10 1940 was used in "THEY WERE EXPENDABLE"
PLYMOUTH P8 1939 was used in "IKE"
FORD Sedan 1942 was used in TWELVE 'O CLOCK HIGH
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Re: WW2 STAFF CAR MOVIES LIST

Post by AVG » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:45 pm

1942 Ford TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH
'37 Dodge D5 Staff Car
'41 Willys MB #108139 DOD 12-31-41 "Ding Hao!"
'43 IHC USMC M24 #7523 DOD 12-9-43 "Semper Fi!"
'39 Plymouth P8 (SOLD)
'40 Plymouth P10 (SOLD)
'41 Bantam BRC 40 (SOLD)
'43 Willys SAS (SOLD)

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Post by Tapper02 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:59 am

I don't know what model it was, but there was a staff car in several scenes from "The Thousand Plane Raid" last night on the History Channel.
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Post by AVG » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:39 am

Neat, I will look into that. Thanks :D
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'41 Willys MB #108139 DOD 12-31-41 "Ding Hao!"
'43 IHC USMC M24 #7523 DOD 12-9-43 "Semper Fi!"
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'40 Plymouth P10 (SOLD)
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Post by geargrinder » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:33 am

Hope you don't mind me adding a TV show
to your list. The 1960's series 12 O'CLOCK HIGH
featured a 1940 Plymouth in many of the early
episodes. A 1941 Chevy was a regular in later
ones.
Also saw a Korean War era film called TIME LIMIT
in which a 53 Chevy staff car was used.


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Post by carmen » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:20 pm

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Post by Rod Rushton » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:59 am

I was an Action Vehicle Co-ordinator and supplier of cars to many movies in the 1970's to early 2007, when illness (and advancing years!) obliged me to retire
The first film I did was "A Bridge Too Far" followed by "Yanks" with Richard Gere. " Force 10 from Navarrone" "Hanover Street" amongst many.
I had to construct several of the Japanese Army trucks and the Rolls Royce Ghost Armoured Car for "Empire of the Sun"

The principal Staff Car driven by Lee Remick in "Ike" was a Series 14(?) Packard Limousine, painted to look Military, and the Plymouth was a 1946 Plymouth De Luxe Sedan with a very interesting history.

I still have a great affection for ex Military Vehicles and presently giving a Chevrolet G506 the once over prior to showing it later this year.
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Re: WW2 STAFF CAR MOVIES LIST

Post by AVG » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:18 am

Thanks for the response.
In IKE, the staff car that Tom Selleck is in when it drives up to say hi to the airborne guys was a 39 Plymouth.

I believe General De Gaulle staff car in film was a 37 Dodge sedan?

I have restored both cars like them and it was kind of cool to see both cars in a film.

THE LOST BOYS 1987 features a USMC truck, M-2-4 International, similiar to that I currently own as well.

I enjoy talking and sharing military vehicles and films nthey were used in. I heard another story in BRIDGE TO FAR, that a rare truck was destroyed during filming? Know aBOUT that? I am curious to know about that story and about stories like yours.
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'41 Willys MB #108139 DOD 12-31-41 "Ding Hao!"
'43 IHC USMC M24 #7523 DOD 12-9-43 "Semper Fi!"
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'40 Plymouth P10 (SOLD)
'41 Bantam BRC 40 (SOLD)
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Post by indieflmkr » Wed May 04, 2016 10:45 pm

"1941" has a staff car featured in several scenes but I'm not sure what it is.
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Post by signsup » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:17 pm

Don't know the car, but a scene in Tora, Tora, Tora, where Jason Robards is at home getting ready for golf when the attack occurs and a staff car is sent and also Marty Balsam as Admiral King is shown getting out of a staff car. Knowing the accuracy level of the airplanes used in this movie, the staff cars are probably AMC Gremlins with lots of bondo and OD paint on them.
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Re: WW2 STAFF CAR MOVIES LIST

Post by WP1 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:50 pm

Just watched "Back to Bataan" , the Japanese officers had a 42' Ford staff car with a meatball painted on it.

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