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"To Kill a Mockingbird" car #403389
02/11/18 06:35 PM
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I was watching one of my all time favorite movies last night: "To Kill a Mockingbird" with Gregory Peck, and I was asking myself what year Chevy Atticus Finch drove in the movie. It was a 4 dr sedan with the bowtie logo in the door trim, wood spoke wheels, etc..

My guess--a 1926??

Also, Sheriff Tate drove what looked to be a '29 roadster?? What's the verdict from you pre-war experts??

My curiosity thanks you.

PS--Did either of these cars survive?? I know the movie studios in the old days used to junk whatever they couldn't sell. The movie was made around 1959.

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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: styleline51] #403420
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Hi Rick,

A little sleuthing turned up this...............

http://www.imcdb.org/movie_56592-To-Kill-a-Mockingbird.html

There are a couple utube clips showing the cars as well.

Roger

Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: IMFALCO] #403444
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Thanks Roger. Part of the mystery is solved. It looks like the Sheriff's car was a 28 National Touring. So far nothing on Atticus' car and no help on Utube.

Research continues.

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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: styleline51] #403446
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Seems you aren't the first one to search for this, probably won't be the last. The argument that there is a bowtie under the rear window in one of the pics doesn't seem legit, I can't think of any pics of 1928 sedans where I saw a bowtie under the rear side windows.

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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: jtroberts64] #403462
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Just a note. You were close. I looked it up on IMDB. The movie was made in 1962 which was later than I had thought.

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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: 41specialdeluxe] #403472
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That 1928 National is a good looking car. I'll need to watch the movie the next time it is on tv.


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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: 41specialdeluxe] #403479
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iagree

Gonna try and i.d. Atticus' sedan. Didn't see any matching cars in my copy of the 50th G&D Commemorative issue.

Internet research to continue. W.A.G.--maybe it's a Confederate?/


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Atticus Finch drove a 1928/29 Dodge Bros Victory Six Sedan


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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: CJP'S 29] #403608
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I beg to differ.

Look closely at the trim on the doors. There are definitely bowtie trim pieces on there, unless some studio worker stuck them on. I can't believe that was a Dodge.


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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: styleline51] #403616
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Rick,
When I looked at the pic that you are describing, if I was looking at the right place (just under the rear window) I do see something that resembles a bowtie, but I don't recall seeing any car that has those on it. Can you point me to a picture of a chevy that has those? Or am I looking at the wrong place in the pic....that's totally possible.


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Re: "To Kill a Mockingbird" car [Re: jtroberts64] #403652
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Hi Jeff,

Unfortunately, I can't refer you to a picture as I couldn't find any online. The one movie pic I found on google just showed the rear of the car and when I enlarged it it was out of focus.
I own a copy of the movie on DVD and this is where I see it. There seem to be bowties at the window sill on both front and rear doors on the driver's side. In all fairness, my 64.5 year old peepers may be playing tricks on me. LOL

I figure SOMEBODY out there in Chevyland or Pre-War Land will have a handle on it. I am going to research 28/29 Dodges as CJP alludes to see for myself.

The mystery continues!! willy

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