Speedster Sightings In The Media


Name Description Original or Replica Manufacturer
1-800-COLLECT Commercial
(2001)
Alyssa Milano
Eva Savalot (Alyssa Milano) drives a black speedster. It is a Original 58 with B brakes and Momo wheel, same car used in "The Kid"  Original   
48 Hours
(1982)
Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole
Eddie Murphy has a 57 Speedster.
It was an early Intermeccanica built around 1977. 
Replica Intermeccanica
90210
(1990-2000)
Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering
In the 6 seasons of Beverly Hills 90210 they used three cars but the main one was a "B Coupe cut down. The season Luke came back he sold a Vintage Speedster as his car but his wife was killed in the B car.  Multiple cars - Replica / Modified 356 C  Vintage Speedster / 356 C modified to look like a speedster
A Time to Kill
(1996)
Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Ashley Judd
Sandra Bullock drives a dark green Speedster Replica Vintage Speedster
Aloha Summer
(1988)
Chris Makepeace, Tia Carrere
Speedster parked outside of a dance. Unknown  

Altavista Commercial (2000)

Woman is pulled over by California Highway Patrol, in a silver speedster.  She explains the inaccuracy of radar, that it lowers sperm count and drives away. Unknown  
Another 48 hours
(1990)
Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte
Eddie Murphy get silver speedster blown-up. Same car as original "48 Hours" but they blew up a matching A Coupe with the roof cut off. Replica/ Modified 356 C  Intermeccanica
Bullitt
(1968)
Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Duvall
McQueen's girlfriend drives a 356 cabrio Original  
Coming Home
(1978)
Jane Fonda, Jon Voight
Black Speedster Original VIN# 83302
Doc Hollywood
(1991)
Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes, Woody Harrelson, David Ogden Stiers, Bridget Fonda
Michael J. Fox drives a Speedster.  For the making of Doc Hollywood they used five CMC cars and one Original A car but a coupe with the top cut off for the crash when the truck hits the car. Some of cars were interior only and somebody only. Warner Bros offered them for sale at auction soon after the movie was finished.  Replica/ Original/ Modified 356 C  CMC
Duma
(2005)

Alexander Michaeltos, Eamonn Walker, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis
Black Speedster
 
Unknown   
E-Trade Commercial
(1999)
Man is pulled over by Police, in a silver speedster.  Officer recognizes driver as manager of his mutual fund... Replica Vintage Speedster
Freshman, The
(1990)
Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick 
A red '89 911 speedster Original  
Gone in 60 seconds
(2000)
Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall
Speedster listed on chalkboard and small glimpse inside car trailer Unknown  
Harper
(1968)
Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner 
Paul Newman drives a speedster Original  
Herbie: Fully Loaded
(2005)

Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon
Movie contains a speedster that was owned by member Lance Gregory.  He since sold the car, but submitted the following along with a few photos.

"Just a note to brag (alittle) Trish and I Just got off production for the New Herbie the Love Bug movie starring Michael Keaton , Matt Dillon (Outsiders), Lindsy Lohan (Mean Girls) and Johnathan Roth (Dodgeball). They asked my to bring my speedster and put us in the center of car show part of the movie where Herbie gets revealed and gets signed up for the Trip Murphy Showdown (Matt Dillon) race. Hopefully we will make it past the editing room floor. I will keep you all informed. I will try to post some pictures soon. The car was the hit of all the cars (Imports and Muscle cars).We had a blast. Keep your eyes out for the movie :)"
 
Replica    CMC  
Highlander
(1986)
Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Sean Connery
Christopher Lambert drives a silver speedster Unknown  
Hollywood Knights
(1980)
Tony Danza, Fran Drescher, Michelle Pfeiffer
3 Speedsters pull up to the Drive-In


 

Unknown   
James Dean
(2001)
James Franco
Great movie about the life of Jimmy Dean, includes several shots of a Spyder. There is a brief garage shot of a black Speedster. Replica JPS Motorsports
K2, The Ultimate High
(1991)
Michael Biehn, Matt Craven 
A quick glimpse of a silver 356 Cabriolet Original  
Kid, The
(2000)
Bruce Willis, Emily Mortimer, Spencer Breslin, Jean Smart, Jeri Ryan, Lily Tomlin
Bruce Willis has a black Speedster.  For "The Kid" the primary car was a Original 58 hot rod Porsche Speedster with B brakes and Porsche alloys and a Momo steering wheel, a Vintage Speedster was dressed to match for A-B shots. The Original 58 used here was the same car used in the  1-800-Collect Eva Savealot commercial. Replica/Original Vintage Speedster
King of the Mountain
(1981)
Harry Hamlin, Dennis Hopper 
A group of friends race their high-powered cars  (including speedsters) up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive. The King of the Hill car was a Original Porsche originally built for a Hamm's Beer Commercial. The movie was based around the "MRA" (Mulholland Racing Association, original members included Phil Hill and Dan Gurney among others. John P Steele from JPS Motorsports  raced there from 66 to 79 and again in 82.  Original  
Making the Grade
(1984)
Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee

 

A beautiful red speedster Unknown  
Playing God
(1987)
David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie
JPS Motorsports dressed four cars to be a matched pair as A-B shots. One car was a Vintage Speedster, one was a CMC, one was an old Intermeccanica and one was a JPS Motorsports. Multiple Replicas Vintage Speedster
CMC
JPS Motorsports
Intermeccanica
Point Break
(1991)
Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves
Female drives away in speedster after surfing Unknown  
Punk'd
(2003)
Ashton Kutcher
Episode 1 has Ashton Kutcher playing a prank on Franky Muniz by stealing his "Porsche Speedster".  Franky says it's "worth $200,000(US)" and that there were only "200 made". Both facts are completely wrong even if the car was an original Porsche Speedster, which it is not.  A trained eye can clearly see that the car is a replica and that it was made by Vintage Speedsters. Replica Vintage Speedster
Space Cowboys
(2000)
Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner
Cream Speedster parked in Clint Eastwood's driveway Replica Vintage Speedster
Top Gun
(1986)
Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Michael Ironside, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan
Leading lady drives a Speedster. Seems to be the same car used in "48 Hours". Currently owned by the studios transportation director. Replica Intermeccanica
  Wimbledon
(2004)
Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany
Main character drives a silver speedster.
 
Replica    Chesil  
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