Limo's Rent: Car & Movies

The Italian cinema has given a car the role of supporting actor in "Il Sorpasso", a film production by Dino Risi in 1962. Vittorio Gassman, driving a convertible white Lancia Aurelia Spider, was the protagonist together with Jean Louis Trintignant of an unforgettable, tragic adventure on a road that, not by chance, has the same name of the beautiful car produced by Lancia.

From Rome to Viareggio, many other cars are backdrops to this Italian fresco in the years of the economic boom and Fiat mainly makes the lion's share: the 1951 Topolino C Belvedere, the 1953 Fiat 1100 and 615 N, the Giardinetta Viotti and the 1400 A. That movie was a veritable car show of domestic and foreign automotive production of the 60s: in addition to the Lancia Aurelia, there are other models such as the 1956 Appia, the 1961 Sport, the 1958 and 1959 Flaminia Coupé and as far as the European brands are concerned, the 1960 Jaguar Mk II.

The cars belonging to the period of filming, mainly conducted on the Tuscan coast, along the Via Aurelia, are the Opel Rekord, the Peugeot 404, the Sumbean Alpine Series II in all of the year 1961. The 1962 production is represented by three Volkswagen models: the 1200, the 1200 Cabriolet Karmann and the 1500.

Bernardo Bertolucci has always paid particular attention to the choice of cars to be included in his major historical reconstructions. In 1976, in the film "Novecento" he brings to the theatre a 1925 white Isotta Fraschini Type 8 driven by Dominique Sanda, a 1931 Bugatti Type 40, a 1935 Lancia Augusta, a 1939 OM Taurus and many others.

In "The Little Emperor" were also driven cars of special historical value.

Toscana Film Commission

Limo's Rent is accredited by the Toscana Film Commission. Thanks to the wide range of vintage cars, as well as of sports and luxury cars, Limo's Rent can provide exhaustive answers to the various requests for rental for both historical and contemporary film sets.


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