The 1973 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU is one of the major cars seen in a 2011 neo-noir crime thriller film Drive directed by Nicholas Winding Refn.
This is a personal car of Ryan Gosling’s character the Driver and it appears in many scenes of the film.
Some Facts about film Drive Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
When Refn told Gosling that he could pick out his character’s personal car, he had chose the ’73 Chevelle Malibu from a junkyard. The cost was $2,000.
Gosling rebuilt Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu for film and now actually own the car.
The 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu was the first year of the much-improved third and last generation Chevelle. Malibu was a Chevelle trim line that year, not a model. The Chevelle nameplate would be phased out in 1977 – and replaced by the new Malibu model designation, which continues to this day.
The 1973 Chevelle was the last car John Z. DeLorean had direct involvement in developing. He left G.M. in April 1973.
The license plates of 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu from the film Drive reads as ‘JIT 108’ by state California.