Cars have always played a defining role in a film. They can be shown as a mode of transportation, some can be shown as a sign to define wealth and in some scenarios in a song or chase sequence to make the movie interesting. In modern times the use of the car in Bollywood movies has increased and in some cases, it has been done tastefully and in other not that much. In the olden days, with no help of the CGI, modern safety tech and stunt coordination the cars were more real and sometimes in an uncontrolled environment where the actor had to act while driving. The cars from this period were cool too. You will be surprised by the marquees and brands that were plying on the Indian roads in the early days after Independence.
Here are the Top vintage cars used in old Bollywood movies. Check them out-
Chevrolet Bel Air
The car was used in the 1967 Dev Anand movie ‘Jewel Thief’ starring the actress, Tanuja. The Bel Air convertible was featured in the popular song, ‘Yeh dil na hota bechara’.
1928 Ford Model A
The movie ‘Chalti Ka Nam Gaddi’ had a hit cast with Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Madhubala. The car chosen for the film was a Ford Model A and was lovingly called ‘Champion’ by the 3 brothers in the film.
The 1978 movie Trishul had some really cool cars. In the span of a few scenes, Bachchan hops between a Chevy Impala convertible and what is indisputably the most gorgeous car of the 20th century: a Jaguar E-Type, modded to include exposed supercharged pipes along the sides.
Willys Jeep CJ3B
Used in the movie ‘Aradhna’, the ‘Willys Jeep CJ3B was an iconic vehicle during the times. Starring ‘Rajesh Khanna’ in the iconic song ‘mere sapnoki rani’, he is seen in a Willys Jeep CJ3B.
Mercedes Benz 300 SL Convertible
I want to end this list with a car that the youth of today can at least remember or relate to. Farhan Akhtar’s debut film as director, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ showed us road trip from Mumbai to Goa in an open top Mercedes Benz 300 SL convertible. The road trip scene showed the newly made Mumbai Pune expressway and a race between a train and the big Merc.
Are there any cool cars that you remember from your childhood that should make the list? Let us know in the comments below.