A motoring journalist who recently purchased a Fiat 500 was shocked to learn that his new wheels appear in a car chase in the upcoming Indiana Jones movie.
The 1964 classic car was purchased from a specialized dealer, according to Martin Ward of Huddersfield, six weeks ago.
According to Mr. Ward, he was unaware that Harrison Ford had driven the vehicle in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at the time.
He said, "I just think it's great and it makes me smile.".
You often hear that a car is the movie's star, but in my opinion, this little car, along with one or two others, will actually be the movie's star. ".
In the most recent Indiana Jones installment, which comes 40 years after Raiders of the Lost Ark, the series' inaugural film, Ford, 78, co-stars with Fleabag author and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The car had previously been used by Pinewood Studios, but Mr. Ward, a fan of classic cars, was unsure for which movie.
It was used in a car chase scene, he claimed, with Ford driving and Waller-Bridge, who plays his goddaughter, in the passenger seat.
It will likely be the Fiat 500 that receives the most global attention, he predicted.
Just a nice history, I guess. The Fiat 500 is actually very collectible, so the car is already a classic.
However, it has a history with it, having appeared in a Harrison Ford-driven movie in which Phoebe Waller Bridge sat next to him during a Corsican chase.
"I just think it elevates what is already a very unique car to something even more unique. Just adore it. " .
Number plates on the Fiat 500 in the movie, which was released in the UK on Wednesday, matched those on Mr. Ward's car, proving they belonged to the same vehicle, according to Mr. Ward.
"This little car, which spent the majority of its 50+ years of existence in Italy, is now located in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
You don't need to operate it. Simply sitting in it, admiring it, and touching everything makes me happy because it is so spotless.
People simply pause and ogle this tiny object wherever I go. I believe that is why it is in such good shape. Many people think it's cute because it just looks so nice.