Fox Movies ran this tonight, and I hadn't seen it in years, so I watched - can't buy this movie on a legit R1 DVD for whatever reason. Never seen it? Think Smokey & The Bandit, except set in 1957, and instead of hauling illegal whiskey, Burt Reynolds is robbing gas stations - but only one chain, one he used to work for and has a grudge against - and in trying to evade the police gets wrapped up with a band (featuring, among others, Jerry Reed and Don Williams). Also, instead of being chased by Ralph Kramden, Norton is the lawman (Art Carney rather than Jackie Gleason). His car is a '55 Olds 88 4-door hardtop that's been customized and is referred to as 1 of 50 known to exist of a special Golden Anniversary model - something that never existed, presumably a tip of the hat to the '53 Fiestas. (Someone in an old thread called it the "Golden Goose" but that was the name of "the first drive through bank in the south" also owned by the oil company, that they try to rob). I can't seem to find a picture of it online, IMDB doesn't even have all the facts right on the movie and Wikipedia doesn't have a page for it at all. I did do a search on here just now and it's mentioned a few times in some of the movie threads, but that's about it. Anyhow, I just wondered how far off the car was for '57 as far as being period correct - it has full rolled pans front and back, but with a continental kit, moon discs, wide whites, with horizontal tube grille and curved nerf bar bumpers up front. Front pan and grille surround could be made from a pair of Stude pans like a lot of cars used. Stock fender skirts. Colors are gold top and rear with black nose and sides seperated by the stock trim. The interior is redone to match in black and gold, with the gold as tuck & roll inserts on the black seats. It might be lowered some, too. I'd have to look again, the headlights might have been frenched or painted to match, they might not have. Stock taillights. Oh yeah, and a pre-Dukes "Dixie" horn, of course. Could have been a couple cars done up that way, too, given the abuse they put the car through for some of the stunt scenes, plus when he finally has to ditch the car they burn it up. Which is too bad, because it's a damned sharp looking car, 4-door or not. Would be interesting to hear the story behind where it came from, if it was someone's old custom, or made up for the movie, or just what. Good job in this one with the vehicles, too, I didn't notice any big goofs - even the busses and the police motorcycle look correct for '57. A couple cars are way rustier than they should be, and there's a too-new bumper on the ground in one short scene, but that's about it.