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5 famous cars from Quentin Tarantino movies

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  • Renee Martin
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Blood, guns, bullets, breath-taking action sequences, Samuel Jackson, iconic dialogues, and some more blood! Almost all Quentin Tarantino movies feature these, yet each movie directed by the stylish filmmaker is unique and different, making him one of the greatest directors of our times. The master storyteller also has an undying passion for automobiles and has never shied away from showing it. Cars are an integral part of Quentin Tarantino movies, and in this post, we’re listing some of the famous cars from ‘Tarantinoverse.’


1974 Chevrolet Nova

5 famous cars from Quentin Tarantino movies: 1974 Chevrolet Nova

The Chevrolet Nova is considered one of the most successful GM cars and has stayed in production for over 20 years. The iconic car has made multiple appearances in Tarantino movies. In Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega shoots (accidentally) Marvin in his face while riding in a Chevrolet Nova. Also, Mike from Deathrace uses a flatback 70s SS Nova as the ‘murder weapon’ to kill his victims. Interestingly, some believe the car’s back seat where Mr. Orange from Reservoir Dogs bleeds resembles the Chevrolet Nova. 

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Uma Thruman in Kill Bill Volume 2

Designed by the Italian design company Ghia and hand-built by the German coachbuilder Karmann, the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is loved by motorheads for its sleek design and elegant look. This pretty-looking thing featured in the Uma Thruman’s Kill Bill Vol. 2. After her killing spree, the Bride sets on the journey to find Bill in this car. Sadly, the car was part of the infamous accident the took place on the film’s set. Quentin Tarantino’s father owned a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia – the choice is not accidental after all!   

1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

This classic two-door sedan is a sure head-turner and a vehicle that reminds Americans’ love for muscle cars. The 1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille was first used by Michael Madsen in the Reservoir Dogs – it was his personal ride. After 27 years, the car was featured in the recent Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. In the period drama, Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio cruise around Hollywood in a cream-colored 1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. According to reports, Quentin Tarantino first wanted to use a 1959 Cadillac convertible but later dropped that idea.

1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille in Quentin Tarantino movies

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible  

Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction rides this stylish red chevy while taking his boss’s wife out for the night. Do you know who owned that car? Yes, you guessed it right the car belonged to Quentin Tarantino. According to news reports, the car was stolen from Tarantino in 1994 and was later found only in 2013. The Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu comes in two engine sizes – 283 and 327 cubic inches.  The one used in the movie was a Super Sport model.   

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible in Quentin Tarantino movies

1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Crew Cab Silverado  

The famous bright yellow truck from Kill Bill Vol. 1 with the vinyl sticker that reads ‘Pussy Wagon in the rear was a 1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Crew Cab Silverado. It is the first ride the Bride uses after she wakes up from a four-year coma. The truck was also part of Lady Gaga’s 2010 ‘Telephone’ music video. 


Do you know other famous cars that were used in Quentin Tarantino movies? Let us know about your list, and we will feature them in our next blog.   

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