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Old 02-05-2012, 12:10 AM
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Default Sedan to Convertible conversion (movie related)

So I was watching a movie, The Accidental Spy with Jackie Chan and this is the second time I see this, the first being in Endhiran (don't ask why). Anywho in both the movies, a sedan was converted to coupe and in both movies destroyed. In one a C class into a CLK (C209 gen) and the second movie an older E class into W208 CLK.

My question is, why is this done? Why not just get a normal CLK and destroy that Unless the cars undergo more mods that cannot be performed on a cabrio.

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:22 PM
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Nobody knows?

hmm is this some kind of mystery that has no real answer
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:05 PM
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I have seen several movies where the car destroyed is actually styled to be something more expensive, with the hope no one will notice that they actually blow up something a lot cheaper.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:37 PM
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CLK's are expensive. It's probably cheaper to use a basic C-class and destroy that.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:36 PM
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Even the older models? Like the W208 CLK which both the movies were attempting to replicate? one movie granted was older but the other movie was from 2010 or 2009.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:58 PM
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You never know, maybe it was some old surplus or just pure cost cuting.
They always did than in Cobra 11 tv series, like here with the Porsche at 1:40:

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:19 AM
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If the budget for the movie or tv series is low, the solution is to crash cheaper cars.
I believe they sometimes also crash cars that have been damaged in accidents (they do a quick repair/ or modifiy it for its few seconds before the camera).
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:44 PM
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On our local movie channels, early decade Benzes becomes 80s circa Toyota Crown and the likes, when it comes to burning/crashing scenes hahahaha

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