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1969 M-505 Adams Brothers Probe 16

Often, cars in movies play a role no less than live actors. The vehicle can be the embodiment of the main character (Pontiac Aztec Walter White from Breaking Bad), one of the central locations (Cadillac Sedan DeVille in Green Book), and sometimes even the main villain (Plymouth Fury in Christine based on the novel by Stephen King). But if the movie needs to show the future, concept cars are used.

Take, for example, the Durango 95/Probe 16, created by brothers Peter and Dennis Adams, former Marcos designers. In 1969, he was one of the lowest cars in the world: body height - 86 centimeters! And in this "meter without a cap," they fit a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine from an Austin 1800 sedan and two full-fledged seats. The only way to get into the bright orange coupe was through a sliding roof section - such a low car did not need doors.

But what made the Durango 95 famous was not its appearance or British Leyland roots. In 1971, he became the car of the gang of Alex DeLarge - the protagonist of the film "A Clockwork Orange." Few things can complete the image of a group of psychopaths better than a swift two-door rushing through the thicket. Director Stanley Kubrick glorified the Probe 16, which, however, still did not become financially successful - only three copies of these were collected, one of which now stands in the Petersen Automobile Museum in Los Angeles.

Depicted in A Clockwork Orange (1971) as the Durango'95

Designed by Dennis and Peter Adams

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