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Above is another interesting vehicle from the movie hit, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightning Thief. Not sure of the year at the moment. But it is a Maserati 4200 GT. This car may be one of the most expensive cars seen on this site yet. The base price of a Maserati 4200 GT is around $110,000 US Dollars. But why use a Maserati for this movie?
Well some believe it maybe due to the fact the Maserati emblem is a Trident. The Trident is a three pronged spear once used in fishing and as a weapon in combat. The Trident is also the symbol for the Greek God Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to the story of Percy Jackson, Percy is the son of Poseidon. Now that makes a little more sense. Otherwise any other available vehicle would have been fine. But why not do it with style?
Spoiler Alert Below!
The car is first spotted in the The Lotus Casino scene. The car is on display for patrons to enjoy. Percy Jackson and friends later use the car to escape the evil around them and continue on their quest. They jump into the car and run it through the casino and out the front glass doors. The crash through the glass reminded me of the first scene of Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) where Kip Raines steals the Porsche. You can see the video below.
It's a very interesting and exotic car. I like the styling. However it's not a car you would send your kids out in. But it makes for an interesting story in the movie. The Greek mythology tie in with the Maserati emblem is well thought out! Very Clever! Don't forget to check out our previous entry on Percy Jackson. It's about the 1966 Ford F-100 used in other parts of the film. Tell next time, keep your seas calm while we work on the next On Screen Cars post!
Reference: Maserati, Flickr (set photos), YouTube (escape scene), Wikipedia (Trident Symbol)
This weekend teen action movie Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief debuted. My wife and I, plus some friends went and saw it. It's a must see if you're into Greek Mythology or a fan of the book series. There was a lot of sword battles and action. Not to mention a fair amount of On Screen Cars! Today I wanted to share one of the car findings from the film. Be forewarned! The text below contains some spoilers for those who have not seen the movie! Don't say I didn't warn ya!
During the movie the main character, Percy Jackson and friends travel across country to collect items to aid them in their quest. The team uses different vehicles along the way. One of them being a red and white, 1966 Ford F100 Pickup Truck. The truck was used at first to help take out Medusa. Whom according to Greek Mythology has the ability to turn people to stone. The team later uses the truck to drive to Nashville, then Las Vegas. I don't want to give away too many details.
Again the truck is a 1966 Ford F100. Ford produced this body style between 1961 and 1966. This era is the 4th Generation of the Ford F-Series Pickup. The front grill designs vary from year to year. The unique 1966 grill makes it really easy to determine the year of the truck. Not to mention the Twin I-Beam emblem logo as well. The Twin I-Beam suspension was only available for this body style between 1965 and 1966. The wheels are after-market. It has the stance of a 4x4 truck. But I don't see any hub locks. The two tone, red and white combination looks great on these trucks.
If you follow the story line the truck was driven at least a 1000 miles across the country by non-experienced drivers without any problems. I'm not saying that isn't possible. But with a vehicle that old and a trip that long without a hitch is a merit in itself. When you're using well maintained equipment, I guess anything is possible. Till Next time! Keep on trucking and watch out for Greek Myths! We'll keep bringing more On Screen Cars!
Update: See one of the other cars from Percy Jackson, a Maserati 4200 GT!
Reference: IMDB, Wikipedia (Ford F-Series), TheMovieInsider.com, PercyJackson.org