The car is 25 horsepower Renault. It belongs to William Ernest Carter from Philadelphia, who had travelled on board the Titanic with his wife and two children. They all survived but the car went down with the ship. The insurance claim for the car is $5,000. Several Titanic wreck researchers have tried to reach the car by using robotic cameras but all failed. The filmmaker built a mock-up of the car based on historical documents, including Carter’s insurance claim.
Here is a picture from the official Titanic web site: http://www.titanicmovie.com/present/bts_paintings/02.jpg
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The car was really there on the Titanic. Watch the making or the documentary on Cameron (one of the two), for god's sake. Cameron made sure that ALL these details were covered. The clothes, the cuttlery, the room, the hall, the times of sinking and most of all the ONLY vehichle on the ship were chosen appropriately. Duh! If it was the only car on Titanic, and the main actors went and did their business in it, I think he would have asked one of the crew members, "Hey, was this really on the ship?", or he would have researched it himself. There is now alot known about what was on the Titanic, more than you think. Why are they recruiting more people to retrieve more objects in these next months? Cause they know there are also valuables left down there, worth a couple of millions at auctions and museums. They even said they were searching for things like that(only difference is they know its there). They dont go down there to look for bodies, do they? Anybody with half a brain would know that Cameron would not let an important slipup like that pass, or or not notice it.
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The Renault car shown in the movie Titanic is correct,down to even the decoration. In a shot of the interior of the car you see the glass roses decorating the side panels, this was actually in the car. I give James Cameron kuddos for actually keeping this small detail correct in the movie.
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Matrix: If the producers where that picky with details, I wonder how they could use non-Swedish speaking people for playing that role.. The guys in the begining, that Leonardo buys the tickets from, are supposed to be Swedish, but they are not. I think one are finish and the other Danish or something. Sad with a big production as this one, that they can't use people that speaks the language they are supposed to do. Why have "Swedes" in it, if it's not like that? Things like that makes a quite good movie not so good.
Now, I have no idea about the car, but I think it's wrong to say that they have thought of all the details, when they haven't, apparantly.
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