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If you encounter any more sightings, please let me know! I'm also interested in expanding these listings with further juicy gossip, tidbits, trivia, scandal, or whatever else that will make these movies more enticing. Thanks!
Cannonball Run 2 (1984) - Shirley MacLaine has a 1981 Imperial Limousine in the Burt Reynolds movie "Cannonball Run". It's Army Green!
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About a month or two ago, I was "surfing the channels" and came across a scene in a TV (I presume) movie with Burt Reynolds driving an '81 Imperial made into a limo in the same way as mine was. At first I thought I was seeing things as he was driving fast and erratically (as it turned out later, to escape some Mafia-type gangsters) but as the camera closed in for an underground parking shot, I observed it was, indeed, an '81 that had been converted. Sure did look nice and I'd love to have a newer model.
Do any of the IML members know anything about these cars? I'm sure they were converted at ASC, as my'85 Chrysler Limo was. I was told (but don't remember by whom) there were 3 or 4 made.
When I bought my limo, there was a letter mixed among some other papers from the Flat Rock Playhouse President thanking the previous owner for loaning them the limo for Burt and Loni for "An Evening With Burt Reynolds", a one-man show. Was this supposed to make it more valuable?
Twins (1988) - Arnold Schwartzenegger, Danny Devito, 1980's
Jekyll and Hyde - Together Again (1982) - a 1981 Imperial is used to shove a Pinto out of the way, and it has the trunklid flapping up & down throughout the movie.
Pals (1982) - 1982
Stick (1985) - 1983 limo
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