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1937 Mercedes-Benz 320

Break out your fedoras (or borrow one of ours) and Indiana Jones cosplay because we have one of the two 1937 Mercedes-Benz 320 used in the filming of Raiders of the Lost Ark coming to the Washington State Toy and Geek Fest.

[Cue the John Williams score] This car was made famous in the “Truck Chase” scene in the deserts of Egypt. After Indiana Jones overtook the convoy and gained control of cargo truck carrying the Ark of the Covenant, he forced this Mercedes-Benz off the road multiple times. Remarkably, the car survived the chase with little to no damage.

This car is a mockup of a vintage 1937 Mercedes, built on the chassis of a 1960 Jaguar Mark IX with a Jaguar engine. The vehicle was built by Leaping Cats Coventry of England to be able to reach 120 miles per hour and handle the demands of a chase scene.

By |2018-06-19T15:45:51+00:00June 19th, 2018|Vehicles|Comments Off on 1937 Mercedes-Benz 320