/history of the car
In 1992, director Tony Scott saw this purple Cadillac driving around Hollywood and he thought it would be great for his True Romance characters, so he tracked down the owner and had production buy it from him. Then they found a second car of the same year, make and model and bought that up and had it painted the same color as the first car and
that was their stunt car. There were 2 cars used in the filming,
but this is the only one known to still exist.
After filming wrapped, Tony gifted the car to Patricia Arquette in the same condition as it was in the movie, beat up! Patricia's dad, Lewis, reached out to a family friend named
Colin Liebich to fix the car up a bit for Patricia, which included
redoing the entire interior in leopard print.
She drove it around for just a short time but it was drawing too much attention to herself, so she gave it to her sibling Alexis Arquette. Alexis drove the car around as I have a picture her driving it with a girldfriend (slide 4). So it was in the family until at least 1995. After that I'm unsure how many owners it had, but it couldn't have been many.
In 1997 a guy named Carlos R. sold the car to Chris F. via the Recycler classifieds newspaper.
Carlos advertised the car as being "the car from True Romance". It's unknown at this time if Carlos had any connection to the Arquette family or how he had obtained the car. Chris drove the car daily for years and by 2008 the car had developed a lot of mechanical problems
and Chris just stopped driving it and taking care of it.
It sat there for a decade until December 30, 2017,
when I purchased it from Chris F. via an ad I ran on a car message board.
It took 4 years to track the car down and 16 months to get it back to movie condition.